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What is happening in the corn plant during the month of June?

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Corn planting was nearly complete by the end of last week. As we head into the month of June, the corn plant changes from a juvenile to more of an adult. The seminal roots that … Continue reading

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New video: Winter Wheat In-Season Disease Management Part III

Damon Smith Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) in winter wheat? If a fungicide has not been applied yet, and  stripe rust is present, a fungicide should be considered to control FHB and stripe rust together. Timing of application of control products is … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – June 1

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Brian D. Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison A new blog post on the WISCONSIN FIELD CROPS PATHOLOGY website. Despite the warm and rainy pattern that much of Wisconsin … Continue reading

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New video about Winter Wheat In-Season Disease Management

Damon Smith, UW-Madison, Extension Field Crops Plant Pathologist Stripe rust is increasing in incidence in some Wisconsin locations, while the overall severity (area of leaf covered by yellow spore-producing pustules) remains low. At the ArlingtonResearch Station location, susceptible varieties in a uniform variety trial … Continue reading

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Introducing the Wisconsin Fruit website and newsletter

Janet van Zoeren, Christelle Guédot, and Amaya Atucha, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Departments of Entomology and Horticulture We are very excited to announce that we have just launched our updated Wisconsin Fruit website, which you can find at http://fruit.wisc.edu! This … Continue reading

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2015 Corn Herbicide Evaluation Program Results

Mark Renz, Agronomy Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin Extension, Dave Stoltenberg, Agronomy Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison Evaluation of new and existing herbicides for use in corn has annually occurred in Wisconsin for over 30 years. This program continues … Continue reading

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Video: Field Corn Disease Management Update

Damon Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Field Crops Pathology, Extension Field Crops Plant Pathologist In this 25 minute presentation, Dr. Smith talks about scouting for and managing Goss’s wilt and northern corn leaf blight of field corn in Wisconsin. Smith also presents … Continue reading

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Nitrogen Applications to Maximize Winter Wheat Yield

Time Your Spring Nitrogen Applications to Maximize Winter Wheat Yield Carrie A.M. Laboski, Professor and Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist Proper timing of spring N application can significantly increase winter wheat yield. To maximize yields, growers should try to apply N … Continue reading

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Pub: Frost seeding red clover in winter wheat

Grow your own nitrogen! If you plant winter wheat, you have an opportunity to “grow” your own nitrogen (N) to help manage input costs and accrue soil quality benefits. The age-old practice of green manuring, especially in conjunction with wheat, … Continue reading

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Cover cropping – Avoid clover competition

Cover cropping: Avoid clover competition when frost seeding medium red clover into winter wheat Kevin Shelley, UW-Madison Nutrient and Pest Management Program One cover cropping practice used by winter wheat growers involves frost seeding medium red clover seed into the … Continue reading

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