Green County MGA

Green County Master Gardeners Association, Wisconsin

Watch out for those Japanese Beetles!


Japanese Beetles are back!  Japanese beetles occur in every state east of the Mississippi River except Florida. The insect’s spread is apparently governed by temperature and precipitation. The beetle is adapted to a region where the mean summer soil temperature is between 64° and 82°F and winter soil temperatures are above 15°F. Also, beetles thrive in […]

Unsolicited Seed Packets


We have received a number of questions regarding unsolicited seed packages (sometimes labeled as jewelry such as earrings) that have been received by WI citizens, and noted media stories that document it happening in many other states.  The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) just published a 2020 Unsolicited Seeds Packets.Similar packages […]

MG Volunteer Hour Requirements Waived for 2020


Please note:  This year, the Master Gardener Volunteer Hours requirements are waived.  No volunteer hours are required to to maintain  your certification due to the COVID-19.  You can still record hours in the online system and they will become a part of your lifetime totals, but will not affect certification this year.  In addition, as a […]

WI Horticulture Friday Zoom Updates


Get the latest on updates from the State Association by joining the Zooms listed here.. When you enter the link in your browser, it will give you a list of Fridays when these are being hosted.  And you earn 1 Continuing Education Hour for listening in! Wisconsin Horticulture Update   Friday mornings at 9:30am Master Gardener […]

Wild Cucumber


In late summer, you may notice trees or shrubs covered with crowns of white flowers that are not part of the woody plant blooming. Look closely and you’ll notice the leaves and individual flowers look just like that of cucumber–this is wild cucumber. Wild cucumber is a vining annual in the cucumber or gourd family […]