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What about Fungicide on Alfalfa for Dairy Production in Wisconsin?

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Thinking about fungicide for your alfalfa crop in Wisconsin? Typically in a 30-day cutting interval on alfalfa, like that used in dairy production in Wisconsin, foliar diseases cause minimal damage. Coupled … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – May 24

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Brian D. Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology Crew scouted winter wheat near Sharon, Wisconsin and Arlington Wisconsin yesterday. Wheat in these locations ranges from emerging … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – May 11, 2016

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Brian D. Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison It was only a matter of time…. Today we confirmed the first observations of stripe rust in Wisconsin for 2016. Brian Mueller, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – May 6, 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 research plots, and also adjacent production fields, was scouted in southern and south central Wisconsin during the week of … Continue reading

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Termination of Winter Rye and Annual Ryegrass Using Glyphosate

Daniel H. Smith, Nutrient and Pest Management Program Mark Renz, Weed Science Extension Specialist, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison Termination of winter rye and annual ryegrass using glyphosate can be a challenge. A recent study at Arlington Agriculture Research … Continue reading

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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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