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Vegetable Crop Update 8/13/13

The 16th issue of the Vegetable Crop Update is now available. Topics in the newsletter include: Late blight updates DSVs and Blitecast for late blight management PDays for early blight management Cucurbit downy mildew updates and management The file linked … Continue reading

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Is that Soybean Mosaic Virus or Herbicide Injury?

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, Vince Davis, Extension Weed Scientist, Department of Agronomy, Shawn Conley, Extension Soybean Specialist, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison Calls, photos, and plant samples have been coming in over the last … Continue reading

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Vegetable Disease Update, Supplemental newsletter 6

Supplemental Newsletter No 6 Additional counties with confirmed late blight in WI. Genotypes of recent submissions from Racine, Waushara, and Portage Counties have all been US-23. Supplement includes summary and access to management information. Also, please note that on Monday … Continue reading

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Assessing Hail Damage in Corn

Joe Lauer, UWEX Corn Agronomist This past Tuesday evening, an intense storm with hail and high winds swept through northern Wisconsin. Some hail damage has been reported in western Wisconsin. Any corn knocked down by wind will likely recover since … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Diagnostic Training Center, Aug 9th

Dan Heider, UW-Integrated Pest Management Program Take time now to register for the 2013 Crop Diagnostic Training Center Workshops.  The August 9th Crop and Pest Management Workshop covering 5 corn and soybean topics is just around the corner and filling … Continue reading

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Survey on Weed Management in Switchgrass and other Perennial Crops

Ariel Larson and Mark Renz, Graduate Student and Extension Weed Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison We are currently researching weed management requirements in establishing switchgrass for bioenergy.  To compliment our current efforts to create weed management recommendations during establishment, we have … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Soil Health Trainings

Erika Kluetmeier, Conservation Professional Training Program, University of Wisconsin-Extension The University of Wisconsin’s Conservation Professional Training Program, in partnership with Wisconsin NRCS and the Great Lakes Regional Water Program, is offering a new training series on soil health. The trainings are designed … Continue reading

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White mold management in soybeans

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Plant Pathologist I published a new Disease profile on my website. Sclerotinia stem rot (SSR), also known as white mold, is a serious and often lethal fungal disease of many different plants in the North Central U.S., … Continue reading

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Record When a Field Tassels to Predict Corn Silage Harvest Date

Joe Lauer, UW Extension Corn Agronomist The 2013 growing season was one of the most extended planting seasons since record-keeping began in 1979. Numerous rainfall events delayed spring field work resulting in planting dates that often range from April to June on … Continue reading

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Vegetable Crop Updates newsletter 12

Amanda Gevens, Assistant Professor & Extension Vegetable Plant Pathologist, UW-Madison, Dept. of Plant Pathology Topics in the newsletter include: DSVs/Blitecast for late blight management PDays for early blight management in potato Cucurbit downy mildew status Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) alert in … Continue reading

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