Author Archives: Roger Schmidt

Economic Forecast for Corn Production Next Season

Dr. Joe Lauer, UW-Madison Agronomy and UWEX state corn specialist As the holiday season starts to wind down, plans more and more firm for the 2018 production season. There is still quite a bit of time before planters start rolling … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology Fungicide Tests Summary

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison This report is a concise summary of pesticide related research trials conducted in 2017 under the direction of the Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology program in the Department of Plant Pathology … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager newsletter for December

This is the 26th issue of the 24th volume of the Wisconsin Crop Manager and is now available. Click on the link below to view this issue. WCM mailing list has a new email address Current subscribers have been automatically … Continue reading

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Wisconsin DATCP Pest Bulletin, Nov 9, 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. 19 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: Click here to view or download the PDF … Continue reading

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RR2Y® versus Xtend® Soybean Cultivar Performance in 2017

Shawn Conley, WI State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The 2017 Wisconsin Soybean Variety Performance Trials are posted and I wanted to give a brief update on the relative performance of RR2Y® versus Xtend® (RR2X) soybean platforms from this growing season. So … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News-Sept 15, 2017

 Janet van Zoeren and Christelle Guédot, UW-Extension http://go.wisc.edu/2971sb We’re nearing the end of the 2017 summer season, and, with that, we’re winding down the newsletter for the year. We will publish one more issue this fall (October 6th). After that, we … Continue reading

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Wisconsin UWEX Vegetable Crop Update, issue 23

Amanda Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Potato & Vegetable Pathology, UW-Madison Plant Pathology Department This newsletter issue is now on the Plant Path website. Newsletter No 23,  September 17, 2017 updates on late blight updates on cucurbit downy mildew for … Continue reading

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Start Managing for Fusarium Head Blight Before Planting 2017/18 Winter Wheat

By Shawn P. Conley and Damon Smith Most Wisconsin winter wheat growers dodged the Fusarium head blight (FHB or scab) bullet again in 2017.  Though many farmers, especially those in SW WI, became so disgusted with dockage and rejections in … Continue reading

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Top 8 Recommendations for Winter Wheat Establishment in 2017

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist John Gaska, Outreach Specialist, Damon Smith, State Field Crops Pathology Specialist Top 8 winter wheat establishment recommendations: Variety selection: please see the 2017 WI Winter Wheat Performance Test Plant new seed (DO … Continue reading

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Are fall applications of N to winter wheat beneficial?

Carrie Laboski, Professor and Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist, UW-Madison The short answer is maybe. Research in 2014 through 2016 demonstrated that N application at green-up generally resulted in the greatest economic return compared to application at Zadok’s growth stage 30 … Continue reading

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