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Phomopsis seed decay – An Increasing Issue for Delayed Soybean Harvest in Wisconsin

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison As the rain continues in Wisconsin and the 2016 soybean harvest gets delayed longer, Phomopsis seed decay is going to become an increasing concern. Phomopsis seed decay (Fig. 1) of … Continue reading

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Wet Wisconsin: Moldy Corn and Crop Insurance

Damon L. Smith, Plant Pathology, UW-Madison/Extension Paul D. Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW-Madison/Extension It’s been a warm and wet summer and flooding has recently hit many areas hard in Wisconsin. Due to the heavy moisture we have seen during … Continue reading

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Start Managing Stripe Rust of Winter Wheat in 2017 At Planting

Brian Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Shawn Conley, Extension Soybean and Small Grains Agronomist, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison The … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Late-Season Corn Disease Update

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison NCLB and Anthracnose Stalk Rot As corn silage harvest has begun and the corn grain crop is finishing, there have been some disease issues of note in Wisconsin. Northern corn … Continue reading

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2016 UW Extension Pest Management Update Meeting Series

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Mark your calendars as the UW Extension’s Pest Management Update meetings are just around the corner (November 7-11). The format has changed for 2016. Meetings will either be in the morning … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Corn Southern Rust Update – August 26, 2016

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Southern rust of corn has been confirmed for the first time this season by the UW Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (PDDC) in Wisconsin. The positive sample was submitted from Rock … Continue reading

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Start Managing for Fusarium Head Blight Now Before You Plant the 2016/17 Crop

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist Damon Smith, State Field Crops Pathology Specialist Most WI winter wheat growers dodged the Fusarium head blight (FHB or scab) bullet in 2016; though many farmers especially those in SW WI became … Continue reading

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Question of the week: What is up with all of this white mold on soybeans?

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison I have been getting a lot of questions this week about the perceived large amount of white mold in soybeans in Wisconsin. There is more white mold out there than we … Continue reading

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Top 8 Recommendations for Winter Wheat Establishment in 2016

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist John Gaska, Outreach Specialist Damon Smith, State Field Crops Pathology Specialist Top 8 winter wheat establishment recommendations: Variety selection: please see the 2016 WI Winter Wheat Performance Test Plant new seed (DO … Continue reading

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Sudden Death Soybean Video

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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