Are you overfertilizing your lawn or garden?
“Soil samples from homeowners in Winnebago County reveal a habit of overfertilization in lawns, gardens, and flowerbeds,” says Nick Schneider, Winnebago County Agricultural Agent. Since 2007, Winnebago County UW-Extension has processed nearly 300 soil samples for homeowners. Evaluation of those results has shown a pattern of overfertilization that is not only costly to the homeowner, but also increases the environmental risk associated with excessive soil nutrient levels.
For more information check out the Local Research Home Fertilizer newsletter.
Master Gardener Volunteer Program
The training registration is closed for the school year, but if you would like to be put on the waiting list for 2014, or if you would like more information, call 920-232-1971
- Visit the Winnebago County Master Gardener Website and Facebook Page
- Winnebago County Master Gardener Volunteer Training
- Volunteer Agreement
- Background Check
Having trouble with your favorite house plant? Is your garden just not producing like usual?
For plant questions or identifications, the UW-EX has the answer!
Call: Winnebago County Master Gardener Helpline: 920-232-1986
OR email :
Form: Horticulture Helpline
If you have questions related to the management of plants in your yard or if you need help identifying a pest or disease, please call and leave a message with your name and phone number on the Winnebago County Master Gardener Hotline. One of our Master Gardeners will return your call as soon as possible to assist you with your questions.
Community Gardens of Oshkosh
Fruits and Vegetables
Tip Sheets and Research Summaries
- Green Bean
- Vegetable Fertility
- Pepper Varieties
- Squash Varieties
- Tomato Varieties
- 2007 Vegetable Variety Trial (3.48 MB, 118 pages)
- Vegetable Garden Production Value (Spreadsheet)
If you have questions or need more information
related to the commercial horticulture program in
Winnebago County, please contact:
Kimberly Miller, Horticulture Educator
Winnebago County – UW Extension
625 E. County Road Y
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8131
Phone: 920-232-1971 or 920-727-8643