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Winter Wheat and Alfalfa Disease Management Videos

Damon Smith, Wisconsin Extension Field Crops Plant Pathologist If you would like to view the winter wheat and alfalfa disease management videos, please click the videos below: Damon Smith, Wisconsin Extension Field Crops Plant Pathologist, talks about in-season fungicide use on … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – April 13, 2016

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Brian D. Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison Winter wheat in southern and south central Wisconsin was scouted on April 7 and 8, 2016 by the Wisconsin Field Crops … Continue reading

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Video: Field Corn Disease Management Update

Damon Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Field Crops Pathology, Extension Field Crops Plant Pathologist In this 25 minute presentation, Dr. Smith talks about scouting for and managing Goss’s wilt and northern corn leaf blight of field corn in Wisconsin. Smith also presents … Continue reading

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First Seed-to-Plant Spread of Harmful Soybean Virus Proven by UW-Madison

For the first time, a UW-Madison study has proven a crop-injuring Tospovirus can be passed from soybean seeds to plants, a finding with significant implications for soybean production around the world. The landmark study shows the virus can spread from an infected seed lot to seedlings at … Continue reading

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2015 UW Extension Pest Management Update Meeting Series

Damon Smith, Extension Plant Pathology Specialist Mark your calendars as the UW Extension’s Pest Management Update meetings are just around the corner (November 9-19). This year’s program will follow the new format established in the 2014 series, with more interaction … Continue reading

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What Should You Know about Corn and Soybean Diseases as You Prepare for Harvest?

Damon L. Smith – Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin As the fall is approaching and crop harvest plans are being made, it is important to continue to assess disease issues in corn and soybean. These assessments aren’t being … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: Wisconsin Best Management Practices Guide for Soybean

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Shawn Conley, Extension Soybean and Small Grains Specialist, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison Hot off the press is the new Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board and Soy … Continue reading

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Results of the 2015 Wisconsin Winter Wheat Foliar Fungicide Trial

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison As we head into the 2015/16 Wisconsin winter wheat field season, I have received a lot of questions on Fusarium head blight (scab) management due to the heavy … Continue reading

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Start Managing for Fusarium Head Blight Now Before You Plant the 2015/16 Crop

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist Damon Smith, State Field Crops Pathology Specialist The 2014 and 2015 WI winter wheat crops both endured significant Fusarium head blight (FHB or scab) incidence as well as mycotoxin (vomitoxin) dockage and … Continue reading

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Top 8 Recommendations for Winter Wheat Establishment in 2015

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist John Gaska, Outreach Specialist David Marburger, Graduate Student Damon Smith, State Field Crops Pathology Specialist Top 8 winter wheat establishment recommendations: Variety selection: please see the 2015 WI Winter Wheat Performance Test … Continue reading

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