Peninsular Research Station
Located on the Door County Peninsula just north of Sturgeon Bay, the Peninsular Research Station offers a unique set of growing conditions for a wide range of crops. Researchers from the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences focus on the production, management and improving the quality of several fruit crops from apples and cherries to raspberries and grapes. The station maintains an extensive weather monitoring system consisting of weather data stations located at the northern tip to the southern border of Door and neighboring Kewaunee Counties. The information gathered from these stations advises growers on pest management practices through the Research Station's call-in service or its Web site. Small grain and other agronomic crop research is also conducted on the Peninsular Station, including a new winter malting barley trial for micro-breweries in the state. The research station is also home to the world's premier collection of potato germplasm. This collection maintained by USDA staff provides breeding material for potato breeders worldwide. While visiting the station, be sure to stop and walk through 'The Garden Door' landscape gardens sponsored by the Door County Master Gardeners. Here you can relax in the rustic gazebo, walk through the unique sound garden tunnel or feed the fish in the garden ponds.