Wautoma, WI
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0:56 AM CDT
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Wednesday
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Detailed Short Term Forecast
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Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 57 to a low of 36 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 14 miles per hour from the eastsoutheast. 0.12 inches of rain are expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 53 to 43 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 9 and 14 miles per hour from the southeast.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 42 to 36 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 8 miles per hour from the southeast. Rain amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are predicted.
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 47 to a low of 36 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 22 miles per hour from the eastsoutheast. 1.35 inches of rain are expected.

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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