Category Archives: WCM newsletter

Insect Updates-July 7, 2017

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program Potato Leafhoppers in alfalfa. This insect’s density has been variable this summer. Although the anticipated warm/dry weather could change that quickly. Within a limited geographical area this season, I have seen populations range … Continue reading

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Weed Identification Series, Waterhemp and Palmer Amaranth

Mark Renz UW Madison Associate Professor and Extension Specialist Concern about the continued spread of waterhemp and Palmer amaranth exist in Wisconsin. While invasion of these species has been much higher in adjacent states, populations are expanding in Wisconsin and … Continue reading

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Kernza, Cover Crops and Conservation Field Day at Lancaster July 19

Daniel H. Smith, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Kernza, Cover Crops and Conservation Field Day will provide research updates on projects that enhance soil health and farm profits, as well as an opportunity to see a … Continue reading

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Video: Modifying a no-till drill for cover crop interseeding

Daniel H. Smith, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison A new video from the Nutrient and Pest Management program details how to modify a no-till drill for cover crop interseeding. Smith and the crew at Lancaster Research Station … Continue reading

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Time to Start Preparing for White Mold Management in Soybean

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jaime Willbur, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison Originally posted on 6/30/17 at http://fyi.uwex.edu/fieldcroppathology/2017/06/30/time-to-start-preparing-for-white-mold-management-in-soybean/ While many struggled to plant soybeans due to extremely wet weather this season, many fields we have observed … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update 6-30-17

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Brian Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology team has nearly finished all of our assessments of wheat and … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter June 30, 2017

This is the 15th 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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Cover crops following wheat or other small grains – Selection and management guidelines

By Kevin Shelley, UW Nutrient and Pest Management Program Following harvest of winter wheat or other small grains in Wisconsin, if not planted to alfalfa, these fields are often left fallow.  However, with more than 40 percent of the growing … Continue reading

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Non-Nodulating Soybean

Non-Nodulating Soybean  in 2015 and Again in 2016 and Again in 2017 Shawn Conley, WI State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist I have received a deluge (pun intended) of questions regarding the overall lack of soybean nodulation and general pale green coloration … Continue reading

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Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (PDDC) Update, 6-29-17

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 24, 2017 through June 30, 2017. Plant/Sample Type, Disease/Disorder, Pathogen, County FIELD CROPS    Wheat, Stripe Rust, Puccinia … Continue reading

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