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Wisconsin White Mold Risk Update – August 5

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jaime Willbur, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison Using Sclero-cast: A Soybean White Mold Prediction Model **This tool is for guidance only and should be used with other sources of information … Continue reading

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Potato Leafhopper Update for field crops in WI

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program Alfalfa Surprising, at least to me, potato leafhopper (PLH) populations have been relatively high in alfalfa this summer despite frequent and heavy rains. Typically, PLH populations peak during periods of hot dry weather. Go … Continue reading

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UW/UWEX Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (PDDC) Update, July 28

Brian Hudelson, Sue Lueloff, John Lake And Ann Joy 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 July 22, 2017 through July 28, 2017. … Continue reading

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Japanese Beetle info for WI Corn and Soybean Growers

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program A number of questions and several sightings of Japanese beetles have occurred this past week.  Emergence is well under way and damage has been evident in susceptible ornamentals as well as soybean.  This summer’s … Continue reading

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Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (PDDC) Update, 7-14-17

Brian Hudelson, Sue Lueloff, John Lake and Ann Joy 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 July 8, 2017 through July 14, 2017. … Continue reading

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Kernza, Cover Crops and Conservation Field Day at Lancaster July 19

Daniel H. Smith, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Kernza, Cover Crops and Conservation Field Day will provide research updates on projects that enhance soil health and farm profits, as well as an opportunity to see a … Continue reading

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Video: Modifying a no-till drill for cover crop interseeding

Daniel H. Smith, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison A new video from the Nutrient and Pest Management program details how to modify a no-till drill for cover crop interseeding. Smith and the crew at Lancaster Research Station … Continue reading

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Time to Start Preparing for White Mold Management in Soybean

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jaime Willbur, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison Originally posted on 6/30/17 at http://fyi.uwex.edu/fieldcroppathology/2017/06/30/time-to-start-preparing-for-white-mold-management-in-soybean/ While many struggled to plant soybeans due to extremely wet weather this season, many fields we have observed … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update 6-30-17

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Brian Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology team has nearly finished all of our assessments of wheat and … Continue reading

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Cover crops following wheat or other small grains – Selection and management guidelines

By Kevin Shelley, UW Nutrient and Pest Management Program Following harvest of winter wheat or other small grains in Wisconsin, if not planted to alfalfa, these fields are often left fallow.  However, with more than 40 percent of the growing … Continue reading

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