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Vegetable Crop Update May 7, 2017

Amanda J. Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Vegetable Plant Pathologist 2017’s 3rd issue of the Vegetable Crop Update is now available. In this edition, please find information on: Current Special Local Need Registrations and Emergency Pesticide Exemptions for use in … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin issues #2, #3 available

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist, WI Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection 5/4/2017 Issue No. 2 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/05-04-17.pdf 5/11/2017 Issue No. 3 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/05-11-17.pdf Black cutworm peak … Continue reading

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Weed Identification, 2017 Series, Horseweed

WEED IDENTIFICATION SERIES PLANT #2 Horseweed Mark Renz UW Madison Associate Professor and Extension Specialist (mrenz@wisc.edu), Chelsea Zegler UW Madison Associate Research Specialist (zegler@wisc.edu) Weed species #2 that we wanted to emphasize this spring is horseweed, also known as marestail. This … Continue reading

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How Quickly Can Farmers Plant Corn in Wisconsin?

Dr. Joe Lauer, UW-Madison Agronomy and UWEX state corn specialist, has added a new article to his blog. Below, find an excerpt and link to his website. http://wisccorn.blogspot.com/2017/05/B087.html Figure 1. Wisconsin corn planting progress from 1987 to 2017. The bold … Continue reading

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Corn Planting Date Concerns for 2017

Dr. Joe Lauer, UW-Madison Agronomy and UWEX state corn specialist, has added a new article to his blog. Below, find and excerpt and link to his website. >> The recent cool, wet weather has some farmers concerned about corn planting. … Continue reading

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Weed Identification, 2017 Series, Common Chickweed

Mark Renz UW Madison Associate Professor and Extension Specialist (mrenz@wisc.edu), Chelsea Zegler UW Madison Associate Research Specialist (zegler@wisc.edu) Introducing a new Weed ID series of factsheets With everyone gearing up for the field season we thought it would be good to … Continue reading

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Videos: Spring time disease scouting for alfalfa and winter wheat

Here are links to two short videos from Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Damon Smith also has a website here >>> http://fyi.uwex.edu/fieldcroppathology/

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Options for Alfalfa Removal in Spring

Mark Renz Extension Weed Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison While removal of old stands is recommended with fall applications, many fields are now slated for removal due to winter-kill and changes in cropping plans for the field. This can be challenging, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager March 23, 2017

The 4rd issue of the 24th volume of the Wisconsin Crop Manager is now available. Click on the link below to view this issue.

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Tips for Nitrogen Management in Winter Wheat

Carrie Laboski, Professor and Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist In general, apply N early. At 50% of research sites in 2014 to 2016, N application at green-up out yielded application at Zadoks growth stage 30 (GS30, hollow stem – just … Continue reading

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