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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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Research results: Don’t delay soybean planting to manage SDS

Damon Smith, Department of Plant Pathology and Shawn Conley, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison A new 4 page publication titled “Don’t Delay Soybean Planting to Manage Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS): Yield Loss Can Result” is available to download in … Continue reading

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Wisconsin crop disease update, no rust, some white mold

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Wisconsin corn continues to remain free of southern rust as of August 10, 2016. However, new confirmations have been reported in southern Indiana. [Read more, view map] Generally white mold incidence … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Performance Trials 2016

Shawn Conley, Adam Roth, John Gaska and Damon Smith The Wisconsin Winter Wheat Performance Trials are conducted each year to give growers information to select the best- performing varieties that will satisfy their specific goals. The performance trials are conducted … Continue reading

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Wisconsin White Mold Risk Map- July 27, 2016

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Jaime Willbur, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison Sclero-cast: A Soybean White Mold Prediction Model **This tool is for guidance only and should be used with other sources of information … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Corn Disease Update – July 27, 2016

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Northern Corn Leaf Blight Over the last week concerns have been increasing over corn diseases as we are at the critical time to make fungicide application decisions. See my previous post … Continue reading

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Corn Rusts in Wisconsin

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison I have been receiving lots of questions over the last couple of weeks about rusts in corn. Folks are identifying pustules of common rust on field and silage corn in … Continue reading

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