WAUSAUKEE — The Marinette office of UW-Madison, Division of Extension is providing all area home gardeners a series of opportunities to learn more about the pests which they may find on the various plants they are growing.

The live webinar series will focus on a group of plants and the primary pests which afflict them. Participants will have the opportunity to view the pests, the damage they cause and then discuss management possibilities. The four plant groups and their program dates are as follows:

■ July 2 — Vegetable Garden Pests

■ July 7 — Fruit Crop Pests

■ July 9 — Flower Bed Pests

■ July 16 — Shade Tree Pests

The live discussion will be led by Scott Reuss, Marinette County agriculture & horticulture agent. He will focus on local timing of primary pests, how to properly identify the pests or their symptoms and realistic management options that can keep damage to plants to a minimum. Participants will be able to share their concerns, questions and experiences as part of the interaction.

These programs will be offered as webinars to maximize the number of individuals whom are able to partake in the discussion. Registration is free and will include follow-up emails with resources regarding the topics discussed and links to management publications and fact sheets. People may register by emailing to scott.reuss@wisc.edu or to nservais@marinettecounty.com by 10 a.m. the day of the program. The webinar link will be sent to participants prior to the start of the webinar.

If people have any questions about the program content or delivery methods, people may contact Reuss at the email above or by phone at 715-732-7510.

People may also view local horticulture information on the web at https://marinette.extension.wisc.edu/horticulture/. Any other agriculture or horticulture inquiries can be directed to Reuss via email or phone, as well.