Horticulture

Horticulture is often defined as the art and science of growing plants – flowers, fruits, vegetables, trees and more!  Research shows an intimate connection between people and plants – fresh fruits and vegetables feed and nourish our bodies, trees shade and cool the places we live, flowers brighten our landscapes, and as research shows, our spirits too.

There is another side to horticulture as well.  Invasive pests destroy our natural resources at a large financial and environmental cost.  Additionally, the misuse and misunderstanding of pesticides causes pollution and health risks.  Popular press and media blur fact and fiction pertaining to these subjects, causing confusion and making matters worse. 

As the demand for horticultural products increase, UW-Extension programs aid in finding the appropriate, most cost effective and environmentally sound solutions that are best for the individual.

Rock County Horticulture News and Information:

  • How do you Tap Into It?
    Help us tell our story by sharing yours! If you’ve got a minute, use it to tell us how the people and programs of UW Extension have helped you learn, grow, or succeed. Nearly 200,000 Wisconsinites tap into UW Colleges and Extension resources every day. Each one has a story – about a class that […]
  • Chancellor and Vice Chancellor Visit UW Extension Rock County
    University of Wisconsin Extension Rock County hosted UW Extension & UW Colleges Chancellor Cathy Sandeen and Provost & Vice Chancellor Aaron Brower on November 20.  They spent several hours in Rock County learning about UW Extension programming and its impact from county Extension staff, program partners and elected officials. In Beloit, John Ramstad […]
  • Lawn Care Tips for a Healthy, Robust Lawn
    Do you have a lawn that is just beginning to green? While there’s nothing like that first flush of spring growth, following are a few tips to keep your lawn healthy all year long. Make sure to fertilize regularly over the growing season. Fertilizer helps keep your grass green and healthy. A healthy, robust lawn not […]
  • Learn about Gardening on the Rock County Gardening Blog!
    Interested in learning more about gardening, and gardening related topics? Follow the Rock County Gardening Blog, written by Horticulture Educator, Christy Marsden. Rock County Gardening Blog Today’s post: Pick a Better Pear

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