Jan. 18, 1994 satellite videoconference focusing on the complexity of garden insects and how they interact with their environment, with the idea that understanding insects is part of knowing how to manage them. Concentrates on 7 common orders of insects. Includes cassette of follow-up ETN question and answer session. (1994) – VHS VIDEO (2 hours), AUDIOCASSETTE (55:00), PROGRAM GUIDE. (Master Gardener Series)
Tabletop display developed by UWEX Waukesha County and Wisconsin DNR for use in educating homeowners on how to control gypsy moths in their backyard. Contains 17 colorful styrene pieces with velcro backing. Works well on 46″ x 76″ three section display board (not included – board #17635 and header #17636 available separately from Media Collection. (2000) - TABLETOP DISPLAY, HANDOUT MASTERS, DNR GYPSY MOTH IDENTIFICATION CARD (50 included, extras available free from DNR – contact them at 1-800-642-MOTH before you use the display to get a supply to distribute).
Entomology for Master Gardeners. Consists of three parts: An introduction (39:40); Managing insects via IPM (22:45) and Beneficial insects (15:00). (2001) - VHS VIDEO (76:00). (Master Gardener Series)
Video of a series of Basic School IPM workshops that have been given in Wisconsin. Covers indoor and outdoor use of pesticides. Intended for school maintenance personnel, grounds people, administrators and safety coordinators. (2002) – TWO VHS VIDEOS (255 min total), MANUAL.
Describes sampling methods, taxonomy and life histories of most major groups of aquatic insects. Designed to help students understand aquatic ecosystems, and relationships with terrestial ecosystems. Teachers and environmental educators can use independently or to support various water curricular materials. (1996) – VHS VIDEO (19:00), PROGRAM GUIDE.
Host Shelley Ryan takes a trip to Greenworks Plantscapes in Union Grove to see therapeutic horticulture action; visits Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison to learn about an ancient form of gardening art called espalier which is a great way to grow apples, pears and other trees in a small space; learns to make a stained-glass mosaic garden stake and talks with UW-Extension Entomologist Phil Pellittri about the decline of bees. (2011) - DVD (29:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests look at great peonies for fall planting, when and how to pick apples, forcing bulbs and gypsy moths. (2001) - VHS VIDEO (27:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan visits the new fern and moss garden at Rotary Gardens in Janesville and learns about creating beautiful leaf sculptures with ideas from David Calhoon of Green Bay’s Swanstone Gardens. Phil Pellitteri demonstrates how to identify and control Asian Lady Beetles. Finally, Shelley pays tribute to Ed Hasselkus, one of Wisconsin’s great horticulturists. (2004) - VHS VIDEO (29:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests discuss landscaping for birds. Topics covered include: The ultimate bird garden, Prairie plants for birds, A butterfly garden and How to make a water garden. See also “The Wisconsin Gardener: More Landscaping for Birds” – #18399. (2000) - VHS VIDEO (29:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan visits Troy Gardens in Madison to learn about corn smut. A disease to some, corn smut or huitlachoche, is considered a culinary delicacy to many. Extension Plant pathologist Brian Hudelson tells of other plant diseases that can turn beneficial such as Rembrandt tulips. The program also alerts gardeners to a potential new insect problem, emerald ash borer. Finally, Roy Diblik of Northwind Perennial Farm near Lake Geneva shows how to garden with plant communities to maximize success in the garden. (2005) - VHS VIDEO (29:00).
Host Shelley Ryan visits rooftop gardens at Beloit Memorial Hospital and learns how to make a birdhouse rooftop garden at Winter Greenhouse in Winter, WI. She also learns how to raise Cecropia Moths as well as how to grow Clematis. (2009) - DVD (29:00).
Host Shelley Ryan visits Janesville’s Rotary Gardens to look at Alliums – ornamental onions that sport bold colors and sturdy upright flower stalks. Then she discusses the symptoms of root rot and how to get plants properly diagnosed with Brian Hudelson. Bruce Allison demonstrates how to treat root rot in mature trees. Finally, Entomologist Phil Pellitteri offers tips on protecting plants from Japanese beetles. (2003) – VHS VIDEO (27:32).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests learn what horticultural therapy is and how it’s used; buy local at the South Madison Farmer’s Market, learn how to dry home grown fruits and vegetables; and discover some of the unique places where bees thrive. (2012) – DVD (26:45).
Shelley Ryan and her guests discuss getting gardening tools ready for spring, large and small apple trees for the home gardener, and dormant oils – a way to stop insects before they become a problem. They also offer specifics on forced bulbs for early spring blooms and a lighthearted look at labels for the garden. (1996) - VHS VIDEO (33:00).
Shelley Ryan and her guests learn to recognize the Dutch Elm Disease fungus; visit the historic Village of Cooksville where outhouses have become the focal point of elegant gardens; discover a giant wasp that is new to Wisconsin and learn ikebana – the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging. (2012) – DVD (26:45)
PowerPoint presentation focusing on the most common insect problems seen in Wisconsin vegetables. Highlights non-chemical and alternative control methods such as planting dates, insect traps and foil mulches. See A3422 “Commercial Vegetable Production in Wisconsin” for chemical recommendations. Separate presentations cover – Carrots, celery & salad greens (12 slides); Cole crops (39); Onions (16); Potatoes (25); Snap beans (21); Tomatoes and peppers (21); Vine crops (18). Replaces individual slide sets – #16584-90. (2000) - CD-ROM, SCRIPTS.