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Wisconsin White Mold Risk Map – July 5, 2016

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Jaime Willbur, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison Sclero-cast: A Soybean White Mold Prediction Model **This tool is for guidance only and should be used with other sources of information … Continue reading

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Insect Notes

Bryan Jensen UW Extension and IPM Program No crystal ball here, just a few quick notes on potential insect problem to be aware of. Japanese Beetles: We haven’t seen peak Japanese Beetle emergence yet but that doesn’t mean it is … Continue reading

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Vegetable Crop Update July 1, 2016

Amanda J. Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Vegetable Plant Pathologist The 16th issue of the Vegetable Crop Update is now available. Click on the link below to view this update:

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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 June 25, 2016 through July 1, 2016. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager June 30, 2016

The 18th issue of the Wisconsin Crop Manager is now available. Click on the link below to view this issue.

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Time to Start Watching for White Mold in Soybeans

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Jaime Willbur, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison The warm weather over the last several weeks has pushed the Wisconsin soybean crop quickly toward the reproductive growth stages. By the … Continue reading

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Organic Grain Field Day Series, Summer 2016

High demand for organic livestock feed and food-grade grain along with continued double-digit growth in the organic marketplace are creating opportunities for more farmers to grow organic—opportunities that are even more appealing in light of the current low prices for … Continue reading

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

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist The corn plant during July transitions from developing vegetative structures to reproductive structures. It is significant for yield in that two of the three components of yield are set up during this month. In the … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – June 29

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Brian D. Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison This will likely be the last winter wheat disease update for 2016, as the University of Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology team … Continue reading

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Fusarium Head Blight and Wisconsin Wheat Harvest in 2016

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Shawn P. Conley, Extension Soybean and Small Grains Agronomist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Fusarium head blight (FHB) or scab has been relatively low in most Wisconsin winter wheat fields this season. … Continue reading

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