Agriculture http://wxpr.org en Hundreds of Native Bee Species Can Also Pollinate Crops http://wxpr.org/post/hundreds-native-bee-species-can-also-pollinate-crops <p>Scientists think wild bees can be as helpful in pollinating certain crops as honeybees. &nbsp;</p><p>University of Wisconsin Madison grad student Rachel Mallinger&nbsp;is in the Northwoods Monday talking about the value of the state’s native bees.&nbsp; WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski spoke with Mallinger about wild bees and the online identification guide she developed to help people appreciate wild bee diversity.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mallinger says while honeybees are nonnative, there are hundreds of species of native bees that also help pollinate crops.&nbsp;</span></p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21590 at http://wxpr.org Hundreds of Native Bee Species Can Also Pollinate Crops Technology Meets Mystery in Maple Sugar Season http://wxpr.org/post/technology-meets-mystery-maple-sugar-season <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Maple syrup production in northern Wisconsin is wrapping up for the season.&nbsp; For small producers a fickle weather pattern meant it wasn’t a great season in terms of syrup quantity.&nbsp; But for larger producers who use more high-tech systems, it was still an above average year. &nbsp;And t</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he reasons behind these sap dynamics are still somewhat of a mystery.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 17987 at http://wxpr.org Technology Meets Mystery in Maple Sugar Season N.Pines Science Class Gets State Recognition http://wxpr.org/post/npines-science-class-gets-state-recognition <p>A project of Northland Pines high school is one of six to be honored&nbsp; by the Department of Public Instruction Friday at the state capitol.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">High school Science teacher Robin </span>Indermuehle's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> "Growing Your Own Food In the&nbsp; </span>21st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Century" began, she says.&nbsp; as a class project.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:21:05 +0000 Ken Krall 13813 at http://wxpr.org N.Pines Science Class Gets State Recognition Rhinelander Festival to Dig Up Potato History http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-festival-dig-potato-history <p>A new festival is coming to Rhinelander later this summer.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Potato Fest" celebrates northern and central Wisconsin's industry and research facilities. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A member of the organizing committee, Dan </span>Kuzlik<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">says Potato Fest will be August 31.</span></p> Sat, 01 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 3005 at http://wxpr.org Rhinelander Festival to Dig Up Potato History