Wisconsin Crop Manager April 27, 2017

The 7th issue of the 24th volume of the Wisconsin Crop Manager is now available. Click on the link below to view this issue.

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Consider cover crop plans for summer and fall when selecting crop herbicides this spring

Kevin Shelley and Dan Smith, UWEX Nutrient and Pest Management Program If a cover crop will be planted later this cropping season, consider the rotational restrictions for any herbicides used in the field this spring, or the past few seasons. … Continue reading

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Variable Rate Seeding Prescription Maps for Soybean

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Looks like many of us will be sitting around for the next 7 to 10 days twiddling our thumbs watching it rain. If you get bored and look to try writing a … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – April 21, 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 has continued to scout wheat in various locations around … Continue reading

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UW-Madison/Extension Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (PDDC) Update

Brian Hudelson, Sean Toporek, Jake Kurczewski and Ann Joy The PDDC receives samples of many plant and soil samples from around the state. The following diseases/disorders have been identified at the PDDC from April 15, 2017 through April 21, 2017. … Continue reading

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Videos: Spring time disease scouting for alfalfa and winter wheat

Here are links to two short videos from Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Damon Smith also has a website here >>> http://fyi.uwex.edu/fieldcroppathology/

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Options for Alfalfa Removal in Spring

Mark Renz Extension Weed Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison While removal of old stands is recommended with fall applications, many fields are now slated for removal due to winter-kill and changes in cropping plans for the field. This can be challenging, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager April 20, 2017

The 6th issue of the 24th volume of the Wisconsin Crop Manager is now available. Click on the link below to view this issue.

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What’s Standing Alfalfa Worth in 2017?

Greg Blonde, UW-Extension Agriculture Agent One of the challenges in coming up with a value for standing hay is the lack of established market price information like corn and soybeans. Another challenge is multiple cuttings of hay versus a single harvest … Continue reading

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UW-Madison/Extension Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (PDDC) Update

Brian Hudelson, Sean Toporek, Jake Kurczewski and Ann Joy The PDDC receives samples of many plant and soil samples from around the state. The following diseases/disorders have been identified at the PDDC from April 8, 2017 through April 14, 2017. … Continue reading

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