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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – June 19, 2013

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison This week I scouted winter wheat in variety trials in Lancaster and Arlington Wisconsin on June 19, 2013.  Wheat has completed flowering in these locations and most … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – June 12, 2013

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison This week I scouted winter wheat in variety trials in Janesville and Arlington Wisconsin on June 11, 2013.  Wheat is in full flower or completed flowering in … Continue reading

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Early Season Soybean Diseases

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison As the soybean season is progressing slowly, questions have come in about seedling diseases and early season disease of soybean.  With the cool wet weather, we have … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – June 5, 2013

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Winter wheat was scouted in variety trials in Janesville and Lancaster Wisconsin on June 4, 2013. Wheat is beginning to flower, or is in full flower, in … Continue reading

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Fusarium Head Blight Update 6/4/13

Damon Smith, Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Wisconsin Winter wheat was scouted in in variety trials in Janesville and Lancaster Wisconsin on June 4, 2013. Wheat is beginning to flower, or in full flower, in these locations in Southern WI. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – May 29, 2013

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison The wheat crop in southern Wisconsin is progressing through growth stages quickly now.  About 10 days ago we were at jointing and now we have fully expanded … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – May 15, 2013

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison The status of disease on winter wheat in Wisconsin is pretty similar to that of last week (http://ipcm.wisc.edu/blog/2013/05/wisconsin-winter-wheat-disease-update-may-8-2013/).  Wheat is at Feekes 4 or 5 this week … Continue reading

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Soybean Planting into Cool Wet Soil

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison What a difference a season can make!  Last year at this time it was unseasonably hot and the drought was beginning to rear its ugly head.  This … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – May 8, 2013

Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – May 8, 2013 Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Wheat in southern Wisconsin is still very early in development.  At last scouting many varieties were looking good … Continue reading

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Damping Off and Root Rot of Alfalfa Caused by Phytophthora and Pythium

Carol Groves, Plant Pathology, UW-Madison, Damon L. Smith, Plant Pathology, UW-Madison/Extension Pythiums are probably the most common cause of seedling blight and seed rot in alfalfa, destroying seeds before germination or killing seedlings after emergence.  Phytophthora medicaginis can affect alfalfa plants at all … Continue reading

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