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Wisconsin winter wheat disease update for June 19

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin I have scouted winter wheat fields and variety trials from Arlington Wisconsin up through Chilton Wisconsin this week, between rain showers. Wheat in these areas is nearly finished flowering. The … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – June 6

Damon L. Smith – Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin Wheat appears to be relatively disease free in much of the state this year. However, winter wheat in the southern portion of Wisconsin is heading and will be flowering … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – June 2, 2014

Damon L. Smith – Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin Winter wheat in the southern portion of Wisconsin is at, or past, the flag leaf stage of growth. Disease reports have been few and far between this year. There … Continue reading

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UW Crop Diagnostic Training Center workshops for 2014

Registration is open for UW-Madison Integrated Pest Management Program’s two Crop Diagnostic Training Center workshops for 2014. The Diagnostic Troubleshooting Workshop will be held July 15, 2014. The Crop & Pest Management Workshop will be held August 5, 2014. FAST … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease 2014 Update

Damon L. Smith, Field Crops Extension Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison This week I scouted winter wheat in research trials located at the Arlington Agricultural research station. Wheat in the southern part of Wisconsin is starting to green up a bit. … Continue reading

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New Pythium Root Rot in Soybean Scouting Card

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Plant Pathologist A new Pythium root rot in soybean scouting card has been developed by research and extension soybean pathologists in the North Central region.  The describes risk and symptoms of Pythium root rot and … Continue reading

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New Publication on Corn Disease Loss Estimates in the U.S. and Canada

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Plant Pathologist A new publication on corn disease loss estimates in the U.S. and Ontario, Canada in 2012 has been developed.  The publication is a product of a team effort composed of plant pathologists from … Continue reading

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The Relationship between the Causal Agent of SDS and SCN in Wisconsin

David Marburger, Shawn Conley and John Gaska, Department of Agronomy, UW-Madison; Ann MacGuidwin and Damon Smith, Department of Plant Pathology, UW-Madison Introduction Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) is an economically important pest of soybean in Wisconsin. It was first discovered in … Continue reading

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Soybean Vein Necrosis Disease in Wisconsin with video

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2diQwO0Was&noredirect=1[/youtube] In 2012 soybean vein necrosis disease (SVND) was described for the first time in Wisconsin (http://fyi.uwex.edu/fieldcroppathology/files/2012/10/SVNaV.pdf).  This is a relatively new disease of soybean, which is … Continue reading

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New video: Sudden death syndrome of soybean

Dr. Damon Smith talks about sudden death syndrome (SDS) of soybean. SDS can be a significant problem in years where the spring is wet and cool resulting in infection by the fungus Fusarium virguliforme soon after emergence. However, SDS is … Continue reading

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