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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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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – April 24, 2013

Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – April 24, 2013 Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison On April 24 wheat plots were scouted at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station located in Columbia Co., Wisconsin.  … Continue reading

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Disease Profile – Aphanomyces Root Rot of Alfalfa

Disease Profile – Aphanomyces Root Rot of Alfalfa Quinn Watson (Plant Pathology, UW-Madison), Damon L. Smith (Plant Pathology, UW-Madison/Extension) Aphanomyces Root Rot  (ARR) is a significant monocyclic seedling disease caused by the fungus-like plant pathogen, Aphanomyces euteiches. The disease afflicts … Continue reading

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More New Field Crops Disease Fact Sheets

More New Field Crops Disease Fact Sheets Damon Smith, Field Crops Extension Pathologist, UW Department of Plant Pathology Two more new fact sheets on diseases of soybean have been developed and uploaded to the UW-Extension Field Crops Pathology website at … Continue reading

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Three New Field Crops Disease Fact Sheets

Three New Field Crops Disease Fact Sheets Damon Smith, Field Crops Extension Pathologist (UW Department of Plant Pathology) Three new fact sheets on diseases of soybean have been developed.  Fact sheet XGT1012 provides detailed information about brown stem rot of … Continue reading

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Disease Profile – Phytophthora Root and Stem Rot of Soybean

Disease Profile – Phytophthora Root and Stem Rot of Soybean Damon L. Smith, (Plant Pathology, UW-Madison/Extension) Phytophthora root and stem rot (PRSR) is a common disease of soybean that can ultimately cause death of soybeans at any stage of development.  … Continue reading

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Wheat Scouting and a little more about rusts

Wheat Scouting and a little more about rusts Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison On April 2nd I scouted my first wheat plots of the 2013 season.  Theses plots were located at the … Continue reading

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Disease Profile – Leaf Blotch Diseases of Wheat

Disease Profile – Leaf Blotch Diseases of Wheat Carol Groves, Plant Pathology, UW-Madison, Damon L. Smith, Plant Pathology, UW-Madison/Extension                 Leaf blotch is a complex of common fungal diseases of small grains (e.g., … Continue reading

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