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Pest Management Mobile, a Resource for Insect Management in Agronomic Crops

Eileen Cullen and Mark Renz, Extension Specialists; University of Wisconsin Extension Pest Management Mobile provides access to a range of pest management information found in a3646 (Pest Management in Wisconsin Field Crops) through a mobile website http://pmm.uwex.edu. Below is a … Continue reading

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Little leaf buttercup, a bitter weed in spring hayfields

Mark Renz, Extension Weed Scientist, and Kevin Shelley, UW NPM Program Buttercups, have been showing up this spring in pastures and hayfields in southern Wisconsin.  While Wisconsin has 18 species of buttercup, little leaf buttercup (Ranunculus arbotivus) is the most commonly seen in production … Continue reading

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How to use UWEX Pest Management Mobile web app

Pest Management Mobile: a resource for pest management in agronomic crops in Wisconsin Mark Renz, Extension Weed Specialist; University of Wisconsin-Extension University of Wisconsin-Extension is pleased to announce Pest Management Mobile, which offers quick mobile access to key pest management … Continue reading

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Big weeds found at the Weed Doctor’s Booth at Farm Technology Days in Barron County

Mark Renz, Extension Weed Scientist This year we had 8 entries into the biggest weed contest.  We aren’t sure why fewer entries were submitted, maybe northern Wisconsin has fewer big weeds? While the earlier date of FTD clearly affected weed … Continue reading

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Survey on Weed Management in Switchgrass and other Perennial Crops

Ariel Larson and Mark Renz, Graduate Student and Extension Weed Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison We are currently researching weed management requirements in establishing switchgrass for bioenergy.  To compliment our current efforts to create weed management recommendations during establishment, we have … Continue reading

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Removal of Roundup Ready Alfalfa: What can we learn from 2012

Mark Renz, University of Wisconsin Extension Weed Scientist Alfalfa stand termination has been difficult in 2013.  This is likely due to several factors, including poor regrowth in the fall of 2012, late emergence this spring, and stressed crops due to … Continue reading

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Biggest Weed Contest at Farm Technology Days in Barron County

Mark Renz, UW-Madison Extension Weed Scientist With cooler weather and rain the Weed Doctors are expecting a bumper crop of large weeds.  Have a weed in your field that you think is a prize winner?  Then cut it down and … Continue reading

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Controlling weeds in establishing alfalfa can increase forage quality

Mark Renz, University of Wisconsin Extension Weed Scientist Forage quality can be reduced by weeds in alfalfa.  While this response can be seen at any time during the life of an alfalfa stand, effects are most evident in the first … Continue reading

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Alfalfa Removal in Spring

Alfalfa Removal in Spring Mark Renz Extension Weed Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison While removal of old stands is recommended with fall applications, many fields are now slated for removal due to winter-kill. This can be challenging, but options exist depending … Continue reading

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Pasture Weed Management after a Drought

Pasture Weed Management after a Drought Mark Renz Extension Weed Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Although spring precipitation has alleviated some concern about a continued drought, we can expect some lingering effects in 2013.  Many pastures last summer were overgrazed, and … Continue reading

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