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An open house and horticulture field day will be hosted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 18 by the University of Wisconsin-West Madison Agricultural Research Station, 8502 Mineral Point Road, Verona, Wisconsin.

At this free event visitors can tour the station’s vineyard, vegetable garden and flowerbeds. They can also taste-test fruits and vegetables. UW experts will share information and answer questions. They will discuss pollinators and beneficial insects, plant diseases, turfgrass and gardening. Visitors will hear about cut-flower research, including sunflowers and zinnias grown in hoophouses versus fields.

The station will showcase 340 varieties of petunias. Contact janet.hedtcke@wisc.edu or 608-262-2257 for more information.