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New Fact Sheets on Stem Canker and Pod and Stem Blight

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Plant Pathologist During the 2014 season, two diseases appeared to be quite widespread across the midwest on soybean. These disease were stem canker and also pod and stem blight. Next to white mold, these diseases were … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin 5/14/15

Issue No. 4 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/index.jsp    PRINT THIS ISSUE I N S I D E  T H I S  I S S U E LOOKING AHEAD:  Black cutworm primary damage period to begin May 27 FORAGES … Continue reading

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Think twice before replanting soybeans – research results

Adam P. Gaspar, Shawn P. Conley, & John M. Gaska Deptartment of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison Read the full report here >>> http://www.coolbean.info/library/documents/SoybeanReplant_2014_FINAL.pdf The first step in deciding if replanting is required is to determine the initial plant stand. This study … Continue reading

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Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic Update 5/8/15

Brian Hudelson, Sean Toporek, Ann Joy and Joyce Wu The PDDC receives samples of many plant and soil samples from around the state. The following diseases/disorders have been identified at the PDDC from May 2, 2015 through May 8, 2015. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin 5/7/15

Issue No. 3 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/index.jsp    PRINT THIS ISSUE LOOKING AHEAD:  Moderate numbers of black cutworm moths arrive this week FORAGES & GRAINS:  Alfalfa weevil larvae expected to appear by May 8 CORN: First corn borer moths … Continue reading

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Welcome New CCA’s

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension The Wisconsin CCA Board would like to congratulate these CCA’s who have recently achieved certification. Please take a moment to review the list and congratulate each individual when you see and/or meet them. You’ll recognize them … Continue reading

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Report on 2014 Wisconsin Agricultural Land Prices

A.J. Brannstrom, University of Wisconsin Center for Dairy Profitability (A link to the full report is at the end of this brief summary.) Ag land values up 5% in 2014. High milk prices and low interest rates combined to drive … Continue reading

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5 Free apps for Wisconsin crop production

by Roger Schmidt, IPCM computer specialist These five free apps help Wisconsin farmers and crop consultants quickly do calculations and find answers concerning crop and pest management. The apps all use University of Wisconsin science and research-based information sources. By … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager issue 2-12-15

The current issue of the Wisconsin Crop Manager is now available. Click on the link below to view or download this issue. This PDF contains all on the articles that have appeared on our blog site since the last issue. Articles … Continue reading

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Managing Corn Rootworm in 2015

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program You are probably aware that Bt CRW hybrid field performance issues are occurring. Several states in the Midwest, including Wisconsin, have experienced control problems for several of the Bt proteins. Although my impression … Continue reading

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