Author Archives: rwschmidt

New Rules for Pesticide Certification and Training

Glenn Nice, PAT Program Manager A new article that addresses the changes as they relate to the State of Wisconsin Pesticide Certification and Training. The new rules were posted in the Federal Register on January 4, 2017, then pushed back to June … Continue reading

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Wisconsin crop planting progress reports from the USDA

Paul D. Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison Corn planting is at or near 5-yr avg and soybeans are still a little behind that average. Recent good weather for most areas of the state has allowed Wisconsin to make big progress. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager newsletter, June 2, 2017

The 11th issue of the 24th volume of the Wisconsin Crop Manager is now available. Click on the link below to view this issue.

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Crop Diagnostic Training Center Workshop July 25 at Arlington

The best of all workshops! This year our crop & pest management workshop and diagnostic troubleshooting workshop have been combined into a single day. The day starts with 2 hours of multi-disciplinary agronomic topics and culminates with 6 separate diagnostic troubleshooting scenarios. … Continue reading

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Late and Prevented Planting Coverage and Replant Provisions for Wisconsin Farmers

Paul D. Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison This fact sheet quickly reviews crop insurance rules to remind returning growers and to help new growers understand late and prevented planting dates and options. http://www.aae.wisc.edu/pdmitchell/CropInsurance/LatePreventPlant2017.pdf

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Vegetable Crop Update No. 6 – May 31

Amanda J. Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Vegetable Plant Pathologist In This Issue Late Blight and Early Blight Disease Forecast Updates National Late Blight Updates National Cucurbit Downy Mildew Updates Request for Soil Samples for Microbe Research

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Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (PDDC) Update, 6-2-17

Brian Hudelson, Sue Lueloff 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 May 27, 2017 through June 2, 2017. PLANT/SAMPLE TYPE, DISEASE/DISORDER, PATHOGEN, COUNTY … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin 6/1/17

Volume 62 Issue No. 6 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: https://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/06-01-17.pdf Much of the state’s corn still at high risk for black cutworm infestation. FORAGES & GRAINS: Alfalfa weevil larval populations continue to increase CORN: Spring … Continue reading

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Scouting for Soybean Seedling Diseases

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison The 2017 planting season has been frustrating for many farmers with frequent rains, wet soils, and cool temperatures. These conditions have resulted in slow, or no planting, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News – season 2, issue 4

Christelle Guédot, Entomology Specialist, UW-Madison and Amaya Atucha, Horticulture Specialist In this issue of the newsletter, you can read about: Soil-borne diseases of fruit crops: Introduction IPM: Monitoring pest populations and action thresholds Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic update Insect Diagnostic Lab … Continue reading

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