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Wisconsin Fruit News, Issue 13

Janet van Zoeren, Christelle Guédot, and Amaya Atucha, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Departments of Entomology and Horticulture Here is the 13th issue of the Wisconsin Fruit News: http://go.wisc.edu/9v7bh7 In it you will find information about: Wrapping things up for the summer … Continue reading

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What is happening in the corn plant during the month of October?

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Corn For most of Wisconsin hybrids (~100 day), each plant typically develops 20-21 leaves, silks about 55-60 days after emergence, and matures about 120 days after emergence. All normal plants follow this same general pattern … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager September 29, 2016

The 29th issue of the Wisconsin Crop Manager is now available. Click on the link below to view this issue.

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Slug Feeding in Cereal Rye Cover Crop Seedings

Bryan Jensen & Mike Travis, UW Extension Brian Briski, Mark Biel and Dana Swanson, NRCS During a brief survey of recent cereal rye cover crop seedings in NW Wisconsin (Pierce, Pepin and Dunn Counties) we observed severe slug feeding on … Continue reading

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Wet Wisconsin: Moldy Corn and Crop Insurance

Damon L. Smith, Plant Pathology, UW-Madison/Extension Paul D. Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW-Madison/Extension It’s been a warm and wet summer and flooding has recently hit many areas hard in Wisconsin. Due to the heavy moisture we have seen during … Continue reading

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UW-Madison/Extension Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (PDDC) Update

Brian Hudelson, Sean Toporek, Jake Kurczewski 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 September 3, 2016 through September 23, 2016. … Continue reading

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Considerations when using the end-of-season corn stalk nitrate test

Carrie Laboski, Professor & Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist There continues to be interest in taking end-of-season corn stalk samples to assess nitrogen (N) management practices. The purpose of this article is to briefly describe the end-of-season corn stalk nitrate … Continue reading

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“Worms” in Corn Ears

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program I’ve had a few calls as well as personnel observations regarding “worms” and their damage in corn ears. European corn borer seems to be making a bit of a comeback. Although these reports have … Continue reading

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Potato Disease Risk Values

Amanda J. Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Vegetable Plant Pathologist Below is a chart of Potato Disease Risk Values, including new totals from September 16.

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Wisconsin Fruit News, Issue 12

Janet van Zoeren, Christelle Guédot, and Amaya Atucha, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Departments of Entomology and Horticulture Here is the 12th issue of the Wisconsin Fruit News: http://go.wisc.edu/9m6gb6 In it you will find information about: Insect Diagnostic Lab update Blueberry virus … Continue reading

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