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Corn rootworm: How to validate your management decision

Mid to late July in Wisconsin is the time you can validate your corn rootworm management decisions by checking for root damage. This is the time period just after feeding damage would have occurred, and just before regrowth would start … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin for 7-16-15

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist, WI Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Issue No. 13 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: https://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/07-16-15.pdf INSIDE THIS ISSUE LOOKING AHEAD: Spotted wing drosophila flies collected in seven counties as of July … Continue reading

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Corn Diseases of 2015 and Should I Spray Fungicide?

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin The phone has been ringing a lot lately and the primary questions are: What corn diseases should I be concerned with this year in Wisconsin? Should I spray a fungicide? … Continue reading

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UW Madison/ Extension Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (PDDC) Update

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 July 4, 2015 through July 10, 2015. … Continue reading

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Japanese Beetles, Info for Corn and Soybean Producers

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension Recently, I have been noticing an increase in adult Japanese beetle activity on garden and other ornamentals. What does this mean for corn and soybean production? It is too early to tell but activity could be picking … Continue reading

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Vegetable Crop Update July 14

Amanda J. Gevens, Assistant Professor & Extension Vegetable Plant Pathologist The 22st issue of the Vegetable Crop Update is now available. Click on the link below to view this update. Disease forecasting values for early blight and late blight Late … Continue reading

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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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