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Slugs in a Cereal Rye Cover Crop

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program As the growing season winds down, some growers will be considering a broadcast planting of cereal rye seed over unharvested crops to establish an early cover. Consider scouting for slugs prior to broadcasting the … Continue reading

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Putting Farm Safety into Practice, Silage and Grain Harvest

John Shutske, Agricultural Engineering Specialist, UW-Madison Biological Systems Engineering Department A modern farm can be a dangerous and unforgiving place. Late summer and fall are high-risk times as harvest operations ramp up quickly. In Wisconsin, we always have tight time … Continue reading

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UWEX Vegetable Crop Updates 18-19 posted

Amanda Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Potato & Vegetable Pathology, UW-Madison Plant Pathology Department These newsletter issues are now on the website. Click >>> Newsletter No 19 August 18, 2017 late blight updates: new finds in Portage, Waushara, and Jefferson … Continue reading

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Video- Pigweed Identification Emphasizing Flowering Characteristics

Mark Renz UW Madison Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Sam Marquardt UW Madison Assistant Outreach Specialist Pigweeds aren’t going away anytime soon. In fact, Palmer amaranth and waterhemp are moving into new areas of Wisconsin where they previously did not exist. … Continue reading

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Corn Southern Rust Update – August 19, 2017

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Southern rust of corn has been confirmed in Wisconsin by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic. The sample came in from Kenosha Co. on August 18, 2017. This find is … Continue reading

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UW/UWEX Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (PDDC) Update, August 18

Brian Hudelson, Sue Lueloff, John Lake 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. The 8/18/17 PDDC Wisconsin Disease Almanac (i.e., weekly disease … Continue reading

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Timely Videos about Brown Stem Rot, Sudden Death Syndrome of Soybean

Damon Smith, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology Two short videos timely for telling the difference between the two diseases are linked here. Damon Smith talks about brown stem rot (BSR) of soybean. BSR can be a significant problem in years where the … Continue reading

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Wisconsin DATCP Pest Bulletin, Aug 17, 2017

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist, Bureau of Plant Industry/Division of Agricultural Resource Management, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Volume 62 Issue No. 16 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: https://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/08-17-17.pdf LOOKING AHEAD: Annual corn rootworm survey … Continue reading

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WI Vegetable Crop Update No. 17- August 11, 2017

Amanda Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Potato & Vegetable Pathology, Plant Pathology Department PDF >>> UWEX Vegetable Crop Updates Newsletter #17   Includes: late blight and early blight risks based on weather, late blight confirmations for WI and the … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Midseason Corn Disease Update

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology crew has scouted corn from the southern portion of Wisconsin, to as far north as Spooner. Overall, disease levels are low. We have run into … Continue reading

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