Author Archives: Roger Schmidt

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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Late Summer Planting Legumes to Produce Nitrogen Credits for Next Year

Dan Undersander, Department of Agronomy,  Carrie Laboski, Department of Soil Science The high price of nitrogen fertilizer has increased interest in planting a legume crop after wheat or canning crop harvest as a green manure to provide some nitrogen credits for … Continue reading

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Scouting Soybean Aphids, a short video

Dr. Eileen Cullen, University of Wisconsin Extension Entomologist As note last week, it is time to scout for soybean aphids and be aware of current population densities in your fields to determine if they are increasing toward the economic threshold. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager newsletter July 4, 2013

The 17th issue of the Wisconsin Crop Manager is now available.  Click below to view this issue. WCM20 17  

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IPM Toolkit app for Android and Apple smartphones

A typical use of the IPM Toolkit app would be to find a hot agricultural topic while looking at the latest UW specialist’s Twitter posts in the app. For example, you might see an alert about soybean aphid infestation on … Continue reading

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