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Get growing with WPT!

The snow is melting after a snowy Wisconsin winter, and we know you’ve been itching to dig!

For years, Wisconsin Public Television has captured lectures from our Garden & Landscape Expo to enjoy throughout the year on University Place. Just in time for spring, we’re sharing some of our favorites that we hope will take your garden – big or small – to new heights.

Best of all, you can stream these episodes on your digital or mobile devices wherever and whenever you like: in the living room, at the kitchen table, from your porch or even in the garden itself!

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How Rain Might Be Keeping Mosquitoes at Bay

It seems counter intuitive, but the recent torrential downpours that have landed on much of Wisconsin might actually be keeping those dastardly mosquitoes away. Have you noticed a decrease in the itchy bites that are usually synonymous with Wisconsin summers?

Longtime Wisconsin Gardener bug expert and UW-Extension entomologist Phil Peliterri talked to the Wisconsin State Journal about this year’s mosquito population. While the northern part of the state is seeing their usual nighttime swarms, it is actually the rain that has covered much of the rest of the state that might be keeping those bug bites at bay. Read why in today’s article by Rob Schultz.

Then, watch Peliterri talk about the ways changes in Wisconsin’s climate are affecting the kinds and amount of insects in various parts of the state in the University Place lecture below.

Watch The Bugs Have Gone Crazy – Ep. 762 on PBS. See more from University Place.