Wisconsin Department of Natural Resouces News Release – Nitrate Webinar Series: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 27, 2021Contact: DNR Office of CommunicationsDNRPress@wisconsin.gov Wisconsin DNR, University Of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension And College Of Agriculture And Life Sciences Announces Nitrate Webinar Series The Wisconsin DNR, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences To Host Nitrate Webinar Series / Photo Credit: iStock/Imgorthand MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the launch of a virtual webinar series focused on nitrate in Wisconsin. The series will touch on the science and economics around a number of workable approaches for farmers shown to minimize nitrogen losses to groundwater. The webinars will take place Aug. 6, Aug. 13, Aug. 20 and a fourth date to be determined. Presented by the Wisconsin DNR, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, each 60-minute webinar will take place over the lunch hour with time provided for a Q&A session. Groundwater pollution from human activities and natural sources occurs across Wisconsin, which is particularly concerning for the 70% of Wisconsin residents who get their drinking water from groundwater.  Nitrate is Wisconsin’s most widespread groundwater contaminant, according to Wisconsin’s Groundwater Coordinating Council. Nitrate contamination of groundwater is increasing in extent and severity in the state. Nearly 90% of nitrate in groundwater is due to agricultural activities, including manure spreading and fertilizer application. Other common sources of nitrate include septic systems and sewage treatment practices. Nitrate dissolves easily in water and does not adsorb onto the soil. It can easily be carried into the groundwater by rainwater and melting snow as they make their way through the soil and bedrock into the underlying aquifer. Nitrate impacts Wisconsin’s largest source of drinking water and is an economic loss to farmers. Initiatives completed by university researchers, government and the agriculture industry can help us understand the multiple tools – approaches and agricultural best practices – to reduce nitrogen loss from agriculture.   More information about nitrate in drinking water is available on the DNR website here. Nitrate Webinar Series   Noon - 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6 Overview of Nitrate-Nitrogen Loss Models for Use in Agriculture & Estimates of Leachable Nitrogen from a Variety of Wisconsin Farms Speakers: Francisco Arriaga, Professor of Soil Science, UW-MadisonMatt Ruark, Professor of Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management, UW-Madison Join by Zoom here.   Noon - 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13 Scenarios for Reducing Manure Applications on Permeable Soils During Fall & Cover Crops: A Review of Research and History of Their Use to Minimize Nitrogen Leaching Losses Speakers: Joe Baeten, DNR Northeast Team Supervisor, Watershed Management BureauKarl Gesch, DNR Nonpoint Pollution Program Coordinator, Watershed Management BureauMark Riedel, DNR Water Resources Management Specialist, Watershed Management Bureau Join by Zoom here.   Noon – 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20New Opportunities with Cover Crops for Wisconsin Farmers & Innovative Partnerships and Advances in Agricultural Nitrogen Management Speakers: Robert Myers, Director, Center for Regenerative Agriculture, University of MissouriTom Green, President, Integrated Pest Management Institute of North AmericaKristen Osgood, Integrated Pest Management Institute of North America Join by Zoom here.   *TBD*Preliminary Assessment of Economic Impacts on Wisconsin Farms of Reducing Nitrogen Losses Speakers: Paul Mitchell, Professor of Agriculture and Applied Economics, UW-MadisonDeana Knuteson, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, UW-Madison HorticultureJeremy Beach, Associate Director, Renk Agribusiness Institute


Wheaton Ball League

In 2021 the Wheaton Ball League is celebrating 43 years as a part of Wheaton Township.  It continues to have a strong presence each and every year in the Wheaton community.  With our updated facilities, consisting of a new concession stand with restrooms and a park pavilion overlooking the fields, you can enjoy some shade while watching great ball and eating awesome food!

Wheaton Park is located at 3900 38th Street  Elk Mound, Wisconsin.

Just 2.5 miles west of the intersection of County T and Highway 29!

The Wheaton Ball League is all about the kids having fun playing ball and learning the game!  We want to remind families that the Wheaton Ball League is 100% volunteer run.  We always welcome helping hands.  We want to thank all of our volunteers and sponsors for their continued support in helping us have successful seasons!


We offer the following ball programs:

Program Boys Age Girls Age Registration Deadline
T-Ball 4 – 7 4 – 7 April 1st
Coach Pitch
7 – 8 7 – 8 March 1st
Softball N/A 7 – 14 March 1st
Minors 9 – 10 9-10 March 1st
Majors 11 – 12 11-12 March 1st
Ponys 13 – 14 13-14 March 1st

Please Note:  All ages are as of 4/30 of that year.  


Mail-In Registration: Mail to the address listed on the Wheaton Ball League registration forms
Onsite Registration: 1st Saturday in February from 9AM – 12PM at the Wheaton Fire Station
Season: Mid-April – June
Practices Start: Mid-April*
Games Start: 1st Full Week in May*
T-Ball Tournaments: 1st Saturday in June; Rain make-up is Sunday 
End of Season Celebration: 3rd Saturday in June; Rain make-up is Sunday
Season Schedule: Schedule Includes: Practices, Games, Tournaments, Field Assignments, and Concession Assignments

*  = Weather/Field Readiness Dependent

**No Residency Requirements**

Click for Guidelines & Rules: T-Ball

Click for Guidelines and Rules: Coach Pitch (Instructional), Softball, Minors, Majors, and Ponys 

If you have questions or would like to request registration forms please contact Kelly Books at 715-874-6414 or email wheaton.ball@hotmail.com

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