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By Shawn P. Conley and Damon Smith Most Wisconsin winter wheat growers dodged the Fusarium head blight (FHB or scab) bullet again in 2017. Though many farmers, especially those in SW WI, became so disgusted with dockage and rejections in … Continue reading
Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist John Gaska, Outreach Specialist, Damon Smith, State Field Crops Pathology Specialist Top 8 winter wheat establishment recommendations: Variety selection: please see the 2017 WI Winter Wheat Performance Test Plant new seed (DO … Continue reading
Carrie Laboski, Professor and Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist, UW-Madison The short answer is maybe. Research in 2014 through 2016 demonstrated that N application at green-up generally resulted in the greatest economic return compared to application at Zadok’s growth stage 30 … Continue reading
Amanda Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Potato & Vegetable Pathology, UW-Madison Plant Pathology Department These newsletter issues are now on the Plant Path website. Newsletter No 22 September 10, 2017 updates on tomato/potato late blight (with late season info for potato) … Continue reading
This is the 22nd issue of the 24th volume of the Wisconsin Crop Manager and is now available. Click on the link below to view this issue.
Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Be sure to get the latest field crop pest management updates, by attending the 2017 PMU Meetings! Mark your calendars as the UW Extension’s Pest Management Update meetings are just around … Continue reading
Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program DATCP’s Pest Bulletin has indicated an uptick in 2017 Western bean cutworm (WBC) activity (26/trap) compared to 2016 (20/trap). Now will be a good time to assess local populations and/or if control recommendations … Continue reading
Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist, UW-Madison Department of Agronomy To date, identification of causes of yield gaps (difference between maximum yield potential and measured yield in producer yields) has been restricted to small geographic areas. In this study, researchers developed … Continue reading
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
Janet van Zoeren and Christelle Guédot, UW-Extension This issue of then newsletter continues with information about managing insect and disease pressure, as well as beginning to focus on fall maturity indices for grapes and apples. We hope you find it … Continue reading