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New Fact Sheet on Soybean Seedling Diseases

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Hot off the press! New information and fact sheet on soybean seedling diseases and management. This document was developed in cooperation with the North Central Soybean Research … Continue reading

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Time to Consider Your White Mold In-Season Management Plan

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Many early planted soybeans in Wisconsin are nearing the R1 (beginning flower) growth stage. This means that soybean growers should consider their in-season white mold management plan … Continue reading

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Time to Start Looking for Corn Diseases in Wisconsin

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison The 2014 field season was a bit of a challenge for corn growers in Wisconsin, to say the least. We had poor growing conditions, which made for … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – June 10

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Winter wheat in much of southern and central Wisconsin is now in active anthesis or past anthesis. Spraying for Fusarium head blight (FHB) is not recommended once … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update: June 3

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison We have scouted wheat from South of Madison, Wisconsin up through to near Fond du Lac this week. Most winter wheat we have looked at has headed … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – May 26

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Winter wheat in the south and south-central portions of Wisconsin is quickly approaching heading. Most wheat we have looked at recently is at boot stage with some … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – May 20

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Plant Pathologist Winter wheat plots were examined this week by my graduate student, Brian Mueller, near Sharon, WI (far southern Wisconsin). Flag leaves had recently emerged and wheat looked very good in this location. No … Continue reading

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New Fact Sheets on Stem Canker and Pod and Stem Blight

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Plant Pathologist During the 2014 season, two diseases appeared to be quite widespread across the midwest on soybean. These disease were stem canker and also pod and stem blight. Next to white mold, these diseases were … Continue reading

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Using Fungicides on Alfalfa for Dairy Production in Wisconsin

Damon Smith, Assistant Professor and Extension Field Crops Plant Pathologist, UW-Madison; Scott Chapman, Researcher, Departments of Plant Pathology and Entomology, UW-Madison; Bryan Jensen, Outreach Program Manager, Integrated Pest Management Program, UW-Madison; Greg Blonde, Agricultural Agent, UW-Extension, UW-Madison; Bill Halfman, Agricultural … Continue reading

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Stripe Rust on Wheat: Stay Alert!

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison I recently visited some wheat plots in southern Wisconsin. As in previous weeks, wheat is looking good and tillering well and nearing the jointing stage. Few disease … Continue reading

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