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Western Bean Cutworm

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program Hopefully, most of you have seen DATCP’s Pest Survey Report (subscribe) which indicates some Western bean cutworm. I know some of you have because it has prompted a few calls regarding the potential mismatch … Continue reading

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Weed Identification Series, Wild Buckwheat

Mark Renz UW Madison Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Chelsea Zegler UW Madison Associate Research Specialist Wild buckwheat is also known as black-bindweed or false buckwheat. While this species has been in Wisconsin for well over a century and documented in … Continue reading

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It’s rained again, what should I do about nitrogen?

Carrie Laboski, Professor and Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist, UW-Madison With continued precipitation and water lying on fields in many areas, growers are becoming concerned about nitrogen loss. This article will explain how to determine if N loss from excessive rainfall … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News – June 9, 2017

Christelle Guédot, Entomology Specialist, UW-Madison and Amaya Atucha, Horticulture Specialist, UW-Madison, Janet van Zoeren, Fruit Crops Extension Intern, UW-Extension. Summer is finally here and things are picking up across the state. We have a full newsletter, so I hope you have … Continue reading

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Veg Crop Updates Newsletter June 3, 2017

Amanda Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Potato & Vegetable Pathology, Plant Pathology Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison Click here >>> UWEX Veg Crop Updates Newsletter #7   In this issue I’ve addressed the following topics: Disease forecasting updates for early blight and late blight … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager newsletter, June 8, 2017

The 12th 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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Video: Using the roller-crimper system with early planted emerged soybean

Erin Silva, Organic and Sustainable Cropping Systems Specialist Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Advantages of planting soybean into boot stage rye, and then crimping 2-3 weeks later over the emerged soybean are demonstrated in the field. Experimental yield … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin 6/8/17

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist, WI Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Volume 62 Issue No. 7 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: Read or download the PDF LOOKING AHEAD: Viburnum leaf beetle confirmed by UW in Winnebago … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – June 2, 2017

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Brian Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Many winter wheat varieties in Wisconsin are headed out and at, or will be at, anthesis … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Hosts the 2017 North American Manure Expo: August 22 & 23

If you are interested in the latest equipment and technology for professional manure management, plan to attend the 2017 North American Manure Expo on August 22 and 23, 2017. Wisconsin hosts the Expo this year and it will be held … Continue reading

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