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New smartphone app: Sporecaster, The Soybean White Mold Forecaster

Damon Smith, Field Crops Extension Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Roger Schmidt, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Shawn Conley, Soybean Extension Agronomist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Sporecaster is a new smartphone application designed to help farmers predict the need for a … Continue reading

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Fertility Guidelines for Hemp in Wisconsin

Carrie Laboski, Professor & Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist No research has been conducted on the nutritional needs of hemp grown in Wisconsin in 75 years. In order to develop nutrient application guidelines for hemp, available peer reviewed literature as … Continue reading

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Welcome UW Soil & Forage Analysis Lab director

Carrie Laboski, Professor & Extension Soil Scientist The UW Soil & Forage Analysis Lab welcomes its new lab director and extension soils specialist, Andrew Stammer. Andrew is a certified crop advisor and has a strong background in soil and plant … Continue reading

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EPA Open Comment Period for Neonicotinoid Insecticides

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program Most are aware that EPA is going through a registration review for the neonicotinoid (IRAC 4A) insecticides. The majority of the neonicotinoid use in Wisconsin’s field crop’s is for several formulations of seed treatments … Continue reading

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Corn Cost of Production Estimates for 2018

Dr. Joe Lauer, UW-Madison Agronomy and UWEX state corn specialist A new blog post is available on the Wisconsin Corn Agronomy website. “It is difficult to predict the economics of corn production next year. In the last blog we discussed … Continue reading

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UW-River Falls Field Scout Training Class, March 13-14

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension, IPM Program The University of Wisconsin-River Falls, UW-Extension and the Integrated Pest Management Program are co-sponsoring the IPM Field Scout Training Class which will be held March 13-14, 2018 at the UW-River Falls campus. This training … Continue reading

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Economic Forecast for Corn Production Next Season

Dr. Joe Lauer, UW-Madison Agronomy and UWEX state corn specialist As the holiday season starts to wind down, plans more and more firm for the 2018 production season. There is still quite a bit of time before planters start rolling … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology Fungicide Tests Summary

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison This report is a concise summary of pesticide related research trials conducted in 2017 under the direction of the Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology program in the Department of Plant Pathology … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager newsletter for December

This is the 26th issue of the 24th volume of the Wisconsin Crop Manager and is now available. Click on the link below to view this issue. WCM mailing list has a new email address Current subscribers have been automatically … Continue reading

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Wisconsin DATCP Pest Bulletin, Nov 9, 2017

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist — Bureau of Plant Industry/Division of Agricultural Resource Management, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Volume 62 Issue No. 19 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: Click here to view or download the PDF … Continue reading

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