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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – June 26, 2018

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Brian Mueller, Assistant Field Researcher, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology crew has scouted and rated all winter wheat variety trials across … Continue reading

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Application Window For Most Soybean Herbicides Coming Close To An End

by Rodrigo Werle (UW-Madison Extension Cropping Systems Weed Scientist) Excessive and constant rainfall through the season thus far across southern Wisconsin has challenged timely herbicide applications in our experimental plots. If not raining, the wind was often blowing or the … Continue reading

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Keeping Water in our Soil: Iowa County Uplands Watershed Group Farm Tour

Daniel H. Smith, Nutrient and Pest Management Program University of Wisconsin-Madison An upcoming field day on July 27th in northern Iowa County will provide insight into agronomic management practices that improve water infiltration. The field day will showcase no-till drilling, … Continue reading

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Japanese Beetles

Bryan Jensen, IPM Program and Dept. of Entomology They’re back. Anyone surprised? Adult Japanese beetles are starting to emerge, however, we don’t expect peak emergence for a few more weeks. What will happen in 2018 is anyone’s guess. Last year was … Continue reading

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Waterhemp Management Challenge Plot Tour

Rodrigo Werle, University of Wisconsin-Madison and UW Extension Cropping Systems Weed Scientist; Dan Smith, Nutrient and Pest Management Program University of Wisconsin-Madison According to our recent SURVEY, waterhemp has become the most concerning weed species in row crop production in Wisconsin. The University … Continue reading

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Wisconsin UWEX Vegetable Crop Update Issue 12

Amanda Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Potato & Vegetable Pathology, UW-Madison Plant Pathology Department Vegetable Crop Updates Newsletter #12 late blight and early blight disease risk updates (most locations have surpassed DSV 18 threshold for late blight management) national late … Continue reading

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New Videos: Early Season Soybean Management

Potential Causes of Poor Soybean Emergence in Cool Wet Soils Dr. Damon Smith, University of Wisconsin-Madison, visits a soybean field that shows signs of low emergence due to soil crusting and Pythium seed rot. The field has experienced cool wet … Continue reading

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Introducing badgercropdoc.com

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison We are proud to announce the launch of our new website, badgercropdoc.com! Badger Crop Doc is a one-stop-shop for all things Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology related. We … Continue reading

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Evaluating the Need for Rescue N Applications

Carrie Laboski, Professor and Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist, UW-Madison Past articles have discussed how to evaluate the need for rescue N applications for corn after excessive rainfall. A recent  study completed at the Marshfield Ag Reserach Station on a somewhat poorly … Continue reading

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UW/UWEX Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (PDDC) Update June 22

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 June 16, 2018 through June 22, 2018. … Continue reading

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