Author Archives: Roger Schmidt

Video- Pigweed Identification Emphasizing Flowering Characteristics

Mark Renz UW Madison Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Sam Marquardt UW Madison Assistant Outreach Specialist Pigweeds aren’t going away anytime soon. In fact, Palmer amaranth and waterhemp are moving into new areas of Wisconsin where they previously did not exist. … Continue reading

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Corn Southern Rust Update – August 19, 2017

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Southern rust of corn has been confirmed in Wisconsin by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic. The sample came in from Kenosha Co. on August 18, 2017. This find is … Continue reading

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UW/UWEX Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (PDDC) Update, August 18

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. The 8/18/17 PDDC Wisconsin Disease Almanac (i.e., weekly disease … Continue reading

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Timely Videos about Brown Stem Rot, Sudden Death Syndrome of Soybean

Damon Smith, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology Two short videos timely for telling the difference between the two diseases are linked here. Damon Smith talks about brown stem rot (BSR) of soybean. BSR can be a significant problem in years where the … Continue reading

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Wisconsin DATCP Pest Bulletin, Aug 17, 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. 16 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: https://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/08-17-17.pdf LOOKING AHEAD: Annual corn rootworm survey … Continue reading

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WI Vegetable Crop Update No. 17- August 11, 2017

Amanda Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Potato & Vegetable Pathology, Plant Pathology Department PDF >>> UWEX Vegetable Crop Updates Newsletter #17   Includes: late blight and early blight risks based on weather, late blight confirmations for WI and the … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Midseason Corn Disease Update

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology crew has scouted corn from the southern portion of Wisconsin, to as far north as Spooner. Overall, disease levels are low. We have run into … Continue reading

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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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