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Wet weather field crop pests, millipedes and slugs

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program Millipedes Because of the wet/cool weather, I’m sure a lot of people will be in fields focusing on corn and soybean emergence.  Although there are many potential causes for poor stands, millipedes are … Continue reading

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Weed Identification Series, 3 Biennial Thistles

Mark Renz UW Madison Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Chelsea Zegler UW Madison Associate Research Specialist We wanted to emphasize Wisconsin’s common weedy biennial thistles in this weed identification series installment.  While Wisconsin has dozens of different thistles, we have three … Continue reading

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Videos: Early season disease scouting for winter wheat

Here are links to two short videos from Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He talks about in-season fungicide use on winter wheat. He also talks about the three key crop development stages … Continue reading

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Vegetable Crop Update May 7, 2017

Amanda J. Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Vegetable Plant Pathologist 2017’s 3rd issue of the Vegetable Crop Update is now available. In this edition, please find information on: Current Special Local Need Registrations and Emergency Pesticide Exemptions for use in … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin issues #2, #3 available

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist, WI Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection 5/4/2017 Issue No. 2 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/05-04-17.pdf 5/11/2017 Issue No. 3 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/05-11-17.pdf Black cutworm peak … Continue reading

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Weed Identification, 2017 Series, Horseweed

WEED IDENTIFICATION SERIES PLANT #2 Horseweed Mark Renz UW Madison Associate Professor and Extension Specialist (mrenz@wisc.edu), Chelsea Zegler UW Madison Associate Research Specialist (zegler@wisc.edu) Weed species #2 that we wanted to emphasize this spring is horseweed, also known as marestail. This … Continue reading

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How Quickly Can Farmers Plant Corn in Wisconsin?

Dr. Joe Lauer, UW-Madison Agronomy and UWEX state corn specialist, has added a new article to his blog. Below, find an excerpt and link to his website. http://wisccorn.blogspot.com/2017/05/B087.html Figure 1. Wisconsin corn planting progress from 1987 to 2017. The bold … Continue reading

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Corn Planting Date Concerns for 2017

Dr. Joe Lauer, UW-Madison Agronomy and UWEX state corn specialist, has added a new article to his blog. Below, find and excerpt and link to his website. >> The recent cool, wet weather has some farmers concerned about corn planting. … Continue reading

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Weed Identification, 2017 Series, Common Chickweed

Mark Renz UW Madison Associate Professor and Extension Specialist (mrenz@wisc.edu), Chelsea Zegler UW Madison Associate Research Specialist (zegler@wisc.edu) Introducing a new Weed ID series of factsheets With everyone gearing up for the field season we thought it would be good to … Continue reading

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Videos: Spring time disease scouting for alfalfa and winter wheat

Here are links to two short videos from Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Damon Smith also has a website here >>> http://fyi.uwex.edu/fieldcroppathology/

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