Category Archives: What’s New?

Cover Crop Field Day

Daniel H. Smith, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison An upcoming field day on August 11th at Jay Aspenson’s farm will provide an update to ongoing cover crop work in Crawford and Vernon County. The field day will … Continue reading

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Results of Intensive Winter Wheat Management in 2017

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison A research trial was initiated at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station to assess the impact of various management levels (Table 1) on the yield, test … Continue reading

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Wisconsin White Mold Risk Maps-July 27, 2017

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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Corn and Southern Rust

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison If you are like me, you have been paying attention to reports from the southern U.S. indicating that southern rust of corn is making its way further north again this … Continue reading

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Report a pigweed and help prevent spread of new potentially herbicide resistant pigweed

Mark Renz, UW Madison Associate Professor and Extension Specialist Sam Marquardt, UW Madison Assistant Outreach Specialist Concern about the continued spread of waterhemp and Palmer amaranth exist in Wisconsin. While we have long battled other pigweeds like red-root and smooth, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference

Heidi Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Extension Dane County The 2018 Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference will take place on February 27 (9am-4pm) at the Holiday Inn in Steven’s Point.  This will be a statewide conference geared toward helping Wisconsin farmers use cover … Continue reading

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New Pigweed ID card available

Available from the NPM Program!  A new visual guide for identifying two of the pigweed species of special concern in Wisconsin:  Waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus) and Palmer Amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri). Waterhemp is common in Wisconsin and has documented resistance to some … Continue reading

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In-Season Corn Disease Management Decisions – 2017

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Tasseling has begun on field corn in the southern region of Wisconsin. With this, comes many questions about applying fungicide to control disease and preserve yield. What diseases are out … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News-July 21, 2017

We hope you enjoy this issue of the Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter, where you can find out about: http://go.wisc.edu/31t8yi *   What’s going on with worker protection *   Integrating biological control into an IPM program *   Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic update * … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News-July 7, 2017

It’s time for another Wisconsin Fruit newsletter, featuring information about: http://go.wisc.edu/empp63 *   Follow up on the article on the reduced risk insecticide Intrepid *   Endangered Species Protection Bulletins and Methoxyfenozide-containing pesticides *   IPM: Mating disruption *   Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic … Continue reading

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