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Corn and Southern Rust

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison If you are like me, you have been paying attention to reports from the southern U.S. indicating that southern rust of corn is making its way further north again this … Continue reading

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Wisconsin White Mold Risk Maps-July 21, 2017

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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In-Season Corn Disease Management Decisions – 2017

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Tasseling has begun on field corn in the southern region of Wisconsin. With this, comes many questions about applying fungicide to control disease and preserve yield. What diseases are out … Continue reading

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Time to Start Preparing for White Mold Management in Soybean

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jaime Willbur, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison Originally posted on 6/30/17 at http://fyi.uwex.edu/fieldcroppathology/2017/06/30/time-to-start-preparing-for-white-mold-management-in-soybean/ While many struggled to plant soybeans due to extremely wet weather this season, many fields we have observed … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update 6-30-17

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Brian Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology team has nearly finished all of our assessments of wheat and … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – June 2, 2017

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Brian Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Many winter wheat varieties in Wisconsin are headed out and at, or will be at, anthesis … Continue reading

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Scouting for Soybean Seedling Diseases

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison The 2017 planting season has been frustrating for many farmers with frequent rains, wet soils, and cool temperatures. These conditions have resulted in slow, or no planting, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – May 28, 2017

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Brian Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Get out there and SCOUT, SCOUT, SCOUT! The Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology crew spent some time … Continue reading

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Videos: Early season disease scouting for winter wheat

Here are links to two short videos from Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He talks about in-season fungicide use on winter wheat. He also talks about the three key crop development stages … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – May 2, 2017

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 The Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology crew continues to scout wheat stands in various locations in … Continue reading

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