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Wisconsin Fruit News-Sept 15, 2017

 Janet van Zoeren and Christelle Guédot, UW-Extension http://go.wisc.edu/2971sb We’re nearing the end of the 2017 summer season, and, with that, we’re winding down the newsletter for the year. We will publish one more issue this fall (October 6th). After that, we … Continue reading

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Wisconsin UWEX Vegetable Crop Update, issue 23

Amanda Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Potato & Vegetable Pathology, UW-Madison Plant Pathology Department This newsletter issue is now on the Plant Path website. Newsletter No 23,  September 17, 2017 updates on late blight updates on cucurbit downy mildew for … Continue reading

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Start Managing for Fusarium Head Blight Before Planting 2017/18 Winter Wheat

By Shawn P. Conley and Damon Smith Most Wisconsin winter wheat growers dodged the Fusarium head blight (FHB or scab) bullet again in 2017.  Though many farmers, especially those in SW WI, became so disgusted with dockage and rejections in … Continue reading

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Top 8 Recommendations for Winter Wheat Establishment in 2017

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist John Gaska, Outreach Specialist, Damon Smith, State Field Crops Pathology Specialist Top 8 winter wheat establishment recommendations: Variety selection: please see the 2017 WI Winter Wheat Performance Test Plant new seed (DO … Continue reading

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Are fall applications of N to winter wheat beneficial?

Carrie Laboski, Professor and Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist, UW-Madison The short answer is maybe. Research in 2014 through 2016 demonstrated that N application at green-up generally resulted in the greatest economic return compared to application at Zadok’s growth stage 30 … Continue reading

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Wisconsin UWEX Vegetable Crop Updates 20,21,22 posted

Amanda Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Potato & Vegetable Pathology, UW-Madison Plant Pathology Department These newsletter issues are now on the Plant Path website. Newsletter No 22 September 10, 2017 updates on tomato/potato late blight (with late season info for potato) … Continue reading

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2017 UW Extension Pest Management Update Meetings

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Be sure to get the latest field crop pest management updates, by attending the 2017 PMU Meetings! Mark your calendars as the UW Extension’s Pest Management Update meetings are just around … Continue reading

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Western Bean Cutworm Scouting

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program DATCP’s Pest Bulletin has indicated an uptick in 2017 Western bean cutworm (WBC) activity (26/trap) compared to 2016 (20/trap). Now will be a good time to assess local populations and/or if control recommendations … Continue reading

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Research: Key Management Practices That Explain Soybean Yield Gaps

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist, UW-Madison Department of Agronomy To date, identification of causes of yield gaps (difference between maximum yield potential and measured yield in producer yields) has been restricted to small geographic areas. In this study, researchers developed … Continue reading

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UW/UWEX Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (PDDC) Update, Sept 1 

Brian Hudelson, Sue Lueloff, John Lake and Ann Joy The PDDC receives samples of many plant and soil samples from around the state. The following diseases/disorders have been identified at the PDDC. The 8/18/17 PDDC Wisconsin Disease Almanac (i.e., weekly disease … Continue reading

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