Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Partly Cloudy
Temperature
76°F
Dew Point
65°F
Humidity
69%
Wind
WSW at 10 mph
Barometer
29.67 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:20 a.m.
Sunset
07:33 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 69 to 74 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 11 and 15 miles per hour from the southwest. Rain amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are predicted.
7-Day Forecast
Monday
74°F / 56°F
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
76°F / 56°F
Sunny
Wednesday
80°F / 56°F
Scattered Showers
Thursday
80°F / 54°F
Light Rain
Friday
66°F / 44°F
Sunny
Saturday
65°F / 44°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
68°F / 47°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Monday...Temperatures will range from a high of 74 to a low of 56 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 15 miles per hour from the west. 0.14 inches of rain are expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 68 to 58 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 6 and 10 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will remain steady at 57 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 76 to a low of 56 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 5 and 13 miles per hour from the westsouthwest. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.

Apple orchards sought

for wild bee research

Dec. 29, 2011 | 0 comments

The cooperation of apple orchard owners is needed for a research project to study the role of wild bees in pollination.

Among the questions the research project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will attempt to answer is how much pollination wild bees provide, whether they can be relied on for adequate pollination, and how pesticide applications affect the wild bees.

Research project activities will include sampling for wild bees, the measuring of fruit set, and the monitoring of bumblebee colonies that will be placed in the participating orchards, thereby supplying some free pollinators.

Cooperating orchard owners will be asked to share their detailed spraying records, but they will not have to devote any other extra time to the research on their property.

The UW-Madison researchers anticipate that the activities involved with the project will not affect yields in any more than a minimal way.

Interested orchard owners should contact Rachel Mallinger by email to remallinger@wisc.edu or call 269-267-4757.

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