Author Archives: Roger Schmidt

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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Biggest Weed Contest at Farm Technology Days in Barron County

Mark Renz, UW-Madison Extension Weed Scientist With cooler weather and rain the Weed Doctors are expecting a bumper crop of large weeds.  Have a weed in your field that you think is a prize winner?  Then cut it down and … Continue reading

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Position opening at Lancaster Agricultural Research Station

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Ag Research Stations is currently recruiting for an assistant superintendent position at the Lancaster Agricultural Research Station.  Lancaster is located in Grant County in the driftless area of Southwest Wisconsin.  This position has primary responsibility for … Continue reading

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

Brian Hudelson, Ann Joy, Erin DeWinter and Joyce Wu, Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic 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 June 8, 2013 … Continue reading

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Armyworms in Corn and Wheat

Eileen Cullen, Extension Entomologist Spring flights of true armyworm moths into Wisconsin resulted in first generation larvae that feed on corn and wheat.  The UW Integrated Pest and Crop Management video below discusses field diagnosis of true armyworm feeding on … Continue reading

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Soybean Aphids Make an Early Appearance

Eileen Cullen, University of Wisconsin Extension Entomologist  It is time to start soybean aphid scouting and be aware of current population densities in your fields to determine if they are increasing. Soybean aphids made an early appearance in WI soybean … Continue reading

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Vegetable Crop Update 10 available

The latest issue, #10 for July 1, 2013, of the Wisconsin Vegetable Crop Update newsletter is now available for download. Also attached is Disease Supplemental #2 and #3, Potato Late Blight Fungicides Registered for WI, 2013, and Managing Late Blight in Organic … Continue reading

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Weed Control Considerations for a Late Spring

Vince M. Davis, UW-Madison Cropping Systems Weed Scientist News flash, it’s been a late, wet, challenging spring for a number of reasons. Okay, that’s not much of a news flash. The USDA-NASS Wisconsin Crop Progress report released today indicates that … Continue reading

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