Category Archives: Crops

Late Blight Update

Amanda Gevens, Extension Plant Pathologist in Potatoes and Vegetables The late blight collected from potato in Portage County on Friday July 18, 2014 is of the US-8 genotype/strain. This type is resistant to mefenoxam/metalaxyl fungicides (ie: Ridomil) and is an … Continue reading

Posted in Crops, WCM newsletter | Comments Off on Late Blight Update

Think Twice Before Applying Nitrogen to Poorly Nodulated Soybean Fields

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Over the last 3 days my phone, email and twitter account has been blowing up with questions surrounding poorly nodulated soybeans and my thoughts regarding applying foliar nitrogen to alleviate those symptoms. I … Continue reading

Posted in Crops, WCM newsletter | Tagged | Comments Off on Think Twice Before Applying Nitrogen to Poorly Nodulated Soybean Fields

Harvesting Wet Fields of Alfalfa

Carole Curtis June 2014 has the dubious distinction of being the fifth wettest June in recorded history. Therefore, it’s no surprise that July began with 11 percent of Wisconsin’s first cutting of hay still standing in the fields. “Clearly, we … Continue reading

Posted in Crops, WCM newsletter | Comments Off on Harvesting Wet Fields of Alfalfa

Harvest Considerations for a Fusarium Head Blight (Scab) Infected Wheat Fields

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Subsection taken from Smith and Conley 2014. Fusarium Head Blight and Other WinterWheat Diseases in Wisconsin, 2014 A survey of the Wisconsin Winter Wheat Variety Trials indicates that some fields will be at risk … Continue reading

Posted in Crops, WCM newsletter | Tagged | Comments Off on Harvest Considerations for a Fusarium Head Blight (Scab) Infected Wheat Fields

Bloomin Beans, Glyphosate, and Wheel Track Damage

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The WI soybean crop ranges anywhere from just planted (JP) to beginning flower (R1). As we enter the soybean reproductive growth phase there are a few things to keep in mind. The first … Continue reading

Posted in Crops, WCM newsletter | Tagged | Comments Off on Bloomin Beans, Glyphosate, and Wheel Track Damage

Wisconsin 2014 Pest Management Field Day

Bryan Jensen, University of Wisconsin IPM Program Pest Management Field Day June 26, 2014, 8:30 am Arlington Agricultural Research Station. Our field day features several topics presented by University of Wisconsin faculty, staff and students. Pre-registration is NOT required and the … Continue reading

Posted in Crops, Insects & Mites, Plant Disease, WCM newsletter, Weeds | Tagged | Comments Off on Wisconsin 2014 Pest Management Field Day

Potential for Nitrogen Loss Following Heavy Rainfalls

Carrie Laboski, Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Extension Specialist Some areas in the state have experienced heavy rainfall that has resulted in water standing in fields. If you are concerned about potential N loss following heavy rainfall please read: http://www.npketc.info/?p=180 WCM article … Continue reading

Posted in Crops, Fertility & Soil, WCM newsletter | Tagged | Comments Off on Potential for Nitrogen Loss Following Heavy Rainfalls

Soybean Yellowing at V2 growth

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Dr. Shawn Conley, the WI Soybean and small grains Extension specialist, visits a wheat field to answer this question.  For more information from Dr. Conley, visit www.coolbean.info Integrated Pest Management (IPM), University of … Continue reading

Posted in Crops, WCM newsletter | Tagged | Comments Off on Soybean Yellowing at V2 growth

Assessing Flood Damage to Soybean Fact Sheet

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Wheat Specialist University of Wisconsin, Madison Grover Shannon, University of Missouri, Division of Plant Sciences Severe flooding has many low-lying soybean fields underwater. As the water dissipates yield potential and replant questions will arise. Flooding … Continue reading

Posted in Crops, WCM newsletter | Comments Off on Assessing Flood Damage to Soybean Fact Sheet

Timely Video: Anthesis (Flowering) in Wheat

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Anthesis (flowering) in wheat; how to identify this important growth stage. Dr. Shawn Conley, the Wisconsin soybean and small grains Extension specialist, visits a wheat field to demonstrate the process. For more information … Continue reading

Posted in Crops, WCM newsletter | Tagged | Comments Off on Timely Video: Anthesis (Flowering) in Wheat