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2016 Wisconsin Crop Management Conference, January 12-14

Geoff Siemering, UW-Soil Science Register now for the 2016 Wisconsin Crop Management Conference (January 12-14) On January 12 – 14, 2016 the agribusiness industries of Wisconsin will come together at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison for the Wisconsin Crop … Continue reading

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

Brian Hudelson, Sean Toporek, Catherine Wendt, Claire Wisniewski, 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 November 14, 2015 through November 20, … Continue reading

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Video update: Interseeding of cover crops into V5 corn

Interseeding cover crops into corn in Wisconsin: Can it work? Matt Ruark, Associate Professor, Dept. of Soil Science, Dan Smith, Graduate Student, Dept. of Agronomy The short answer is yes. Recent research at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station has demonstrated that … Continue reading

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Soil Sampling Season Just Around the Corner

Fall is the ideal time of year to conduct routine soil sampling of your cropland.  Not only are there typically more favorable weather conditions for soil sampling as compared to the spring season, but it will also give you the … Continue reading

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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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