Purslane Oconomowoc WI
New Berlin, WI
River Falls, WI
Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) appears after the soil warms in late spring or early summer. Common in rich, fertile soil, purslane's succulent stems and leaves stay close to the ground. Young leaves and stems are edible. Tiny flowers at stem tips quickly give way to seedpods. Purslane seeds can persist in soil for years, so pull young seedlings or cultivate older plants with a sharp hoe on hot, sunny days. Gather up plants and dry them in the sun before composting them. Crowd future generations with dense plantings.
Weed Control Techniques
Pulling. Most young weeds can be pulled from the soil. They will slide out most easily if you pull them when the soil is wet. Getting the root up is crucial, so think of the main stem as the root's handle, and grasp it as close to the soil line as you can. If you find that the weeds are breaking off at the crown as you pull, slip a kitchen fork, dandelion weeder, or similar tool under the weed, and pry and twist as you pull it up. Weeds that have taproots, such as dandelion and plantain, usually must be pried out. A flexible pair of waterproof gloves will keep your hands comfortable as you weed, and it's good to have a nice sitting pad, too. Let pulled weeds bake in the sun for a day or so before composting them. If pulled weeds are holding mature seeds, compost them separately in a hot, moist pile before using this compost in the garden.
Cultivating. Slicing and dicing weeds with a hoe works best when the soil is relatively dry, and the same goes for cultivating with a tiller. With their tops mangled and roots cut, most young weeds will quickly shrivel up and die. Be careful to cultivate only the top inch or two of soil or you may injure nearby garden plant roots and drag new weed seeds to the surface. A sharp hoe works much better than a dull one, so refresh the edge on your hoe with a steel file between weeding sessions. After using either a hoe or tiller to cultivate weeds, go back the next day to nip out any survivors. When battling perennial weeds, you can weaken the plants by chopping them down with a sharp hoe, but it's best to combine hoeing with digging to achieve good control. Never use a tiller in soil that is infested with bindweed, quackgrass, or other weeds that regrow from small pieces of root; they are easily spread by rototilling.
Crowding plants. When plants grow so close together that the ground between them is shaded, sun-seeking weeds, such as pigweed and purslane, don't have a chance. Use double rows rather than single ones whenever possible in your vegetable garden. In flower beds, place flowers in closely spaced groups. As plants need more room to grow, thin them gradually so weeds get only a fleeting chance at good light. Plants with broad leaves, such as squash and cabbage, do a good job of crowding out weeds. Vigorous lawn grasses that form a tight turf naturally crowd out weeds. To keep turf tight, apply a slow-release organic fertilizer during your lawn's most active season of new growth. The recommended cutting height varies with different species of grass, but with any type of grass it's a good weed-preventive strategy to mow high and often. Long blades of grass often do a good job of shading out germinating weed seeds.
Dates: 7/3/2013 - 7/31/2013
Location: Zeidler Union Square - Milwaukee, WI
Michigan, between 3rd & 4th Street
Downtown Milwaukee's oldest open air market featuring Wisconsin grown produce, prepared food, handcrafted art, lunch from area restaurants and live music in the park's gazebo.
Lake Geneva Art in the Park
Dates: 8/10/2013 - 8/11/2013
Location: Flat Iron Park - Lake Geneva, WI
Lake Geneva, WI
Center Street Just South of Main
Lake Geneva, WI
An outdoor fine art fair located in Flat Iron Park, on the beautiful lakefront of Lake Geneva, a resort area one hour north of Chicago and one hour south of Milwaukee.
American Accents: A Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts
Dates: 8/10/2013 - 8/10/2013
Location: Willowbrook Park - Hartford, WI
774 E Sumner St (Hwy 60)
Exhibitors nestled along Rubicon River, Music under the Trees, hot food by Lion's Club.
Annual Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners 2013
Dates: 9/19/2013 - 9/21/2013
The American Association of Bovine Practitioners is an international association of over 5,000 members organized to enhance the professional lives of its members through relevant continuing eduction that will improve the well being of cattle as well as the economic success of their owners. The AABP tradeshow is a two-day show with a diverse group of attendees. The AABP Conference provides continuing education for veterinarians that work with dairy and beef cattle. The American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners will participate in the AABP Conference and will provide additional programs of interest to their members.Contact the event managers listed below for
World Dairy Expo 2013
Dates: 10/1/2013 - 10/5/2013
Expo is the international dairy meeting place, a five day event showcasing the finest in dairy genetics and the newest technologies available to the dairy industry.The world’s dairy industry comes together once a year to exchange ideas, make new contacts and see the latest technology the dairy industry has to offer. Your company can be a part of this global forum by exhibiting at World Dairy Expo.Whether you are a regional company looking to expand or a worldwide corporation, World Dairy Expo is an unparalleled opportunity to market your products to dairy producers from around the globe.Contact the event managers listed below for