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Wisconsin crop disease update, no rust, some white mold

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Wisconsin corn continues to remain free of southern rust as of August 10, 2016. However, new confirmations have been reported in southern Indiana. [Read more, view map] Generally white mold incidence … Continue reading

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

Brian Hudelson, Sean Toporek, Jake Kurczewski 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 from July 30, 2016 through Aug 5, 2016. … Continue reading

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Agronomy/Soils Field Day at ARS is Fast Approaching, Aug 31

Carrie Laboski, Professor & Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist Agronomy/Soils Field Day will be held on August 31. There are five different tours from which to choose, but only three different tour departure times; so plan your day ahead of … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin 8-4-16

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist, WI Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Volume 61 Issue No. 14 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: https://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/08-04-16.pdf INSIDE THIS ISSUE LOOKING AHEAD: Corn rootworm beetle emergence expected to peak by mid-August … Continue reading

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Vegetable Crop Update August 6, 2016

Amanda J. Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Vegetable Plant Pathologist The 22st issue of the Vegetable Crop Update is now available. In this edition, please find information on: PDays, DSVs for potato disease management Late blight updates (in WI and … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News, issue 9

Janet van Zoeren, Christelle Guédot, and Amaya Atucha, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Departments of Entomology and Horticulture Here is the 9th issue of the Wisconsin Fruit News: http://go.wisc.edu/77o1uu In it you will find information about: Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic update Insect … Continue reading

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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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