Author Archives: Roger Schmidt

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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Bloomin Beans, Glyphosate, and Wheel Track Damage

Shawn Conley, WI Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The Wisconsin soybean crop ranges anywhere from just planted (JP) to beginning flower (R1). As we enter the soybean reproductive growth phase there are a few things to keep in mind… Read more … Continue reading

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Removal of Roundup Ready Alfalfa: What can we learn from 2012

Mark Renz, University of Wisconsin Extension Weed Scientist Alfalfa stand termination has been difficult in 2013.  This is likely due to several factors, including poor regrowth in the fall of 2012, late emergence this spring, and stressed crops due to … Continue reading

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