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Commercial pesticide applicators can schedule certification exams online

Commercial pesticide applicators can now schedule their certification exams online, which means they no longer need to call during office hours to register for the tests. Commercial applicators in all categories can go to to register to take the … Continue reading

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Is it legal to use a cover crop as a forage crop? Maybe Not

Is it legal to use a cover crop as a forage crop? Maybe NOT… Vince M. Davis, Department of Agronomy, UW-Madison/Extension There are a lot of people interested in establishing cover crops with the intention of harvesting them as an … Continue reading

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Emergency forage and crop insurance rules

Paul D. Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW-Madison/Extension This year, many Wisconsin farmers are looking to plant a late summer/early fall crop to produce some extra forage or simply as a cover crop. This bulletin reminds farmers of crop insurance rules so … Continue reading

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Corn Pollination: How to determine success under stress (video)

Dr. Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin Corn Agronomist, takes you into the field to show you how to determine if pollination has occurred using the ear shake test. By knowing if pollination has been successful or not, a grower can … Continue reading

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Two new NPM apps for Android smartphones

The University of Wisconsin Nutrient and Pest Management Program has just released two apps for users of Android smartphones. These apps, which were introduced last year for iPhone and iPad, are now available at the Google market for free installation … Continue reading

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Managing irrigation is key when high air temps expected

by A.J. Bussan, UW Extension Vegetable Specialist, UW-Madison Horticulture Later this week the weather is to turn incredibly hot. For many parts of the state from the Illinois border all the way to Hwy 29 we have seen little precipitation … Continue reading

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Late-Season Weed Escapes in Wisconsin Corn and Soybean Fields

Vince M. Davis, Extension Weed Scientist and Ross Recker, Graduate Research Assistant The potential increase of glyphosate-resistant weeds is a major threat to corn and soybean production across the Nation.  Integrated Weed Management tactics, including diversified herbicide use, are important … Continue reading

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Need to scout for alfalfa weevil after first cut?

Bryan Jensen, University of Wisconsin Integrated Pest Management Program, takes you into the field to show you how to scout and manage alfalfa weevil in Wisconsin field crops. Scouting AFTER first cut harvest is different than scouting before harvest because … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager for May 17

In this issue: Wisconsin Vegetable Update newsletter New video helps with corn replanting descisions Fusarium Head Blight Risk Remains Low for WI Wisconsin Pest Bulletin, May 17 update Managing Hail Damaged Alfalfa and Red Clover   If you would like … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Vegetable Update newsletter

A newsletter for commercial potato and vegetable growers prepared by the University of Wisconsin-Madison vegetable research and extension specialists was updated May 14. editor: Amanda J. Gevens, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Plant Pathology, Extension Plant Pathologist in Potatoes & … Continue reading

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