Harvest Considerations for Variable Soybean Maturity

Shawn P. Conley Variable soil types, knolls, flooding and ponding, variable planting dates and late season drought have left many growers with extreme in-field variability of soybean maturity.   There are areas in fields where the soybean seed is 13% or … Continue reading

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Fall is Still a Good Time to Sample for SCN and Other Plant Parasitic Nematodes

Ann MacGuidwin, Damon Smith and Shawn P. Conley The WI Soybean Marketing Board (WSMB) sponsors free nematode testing to help producers stay ahead of the most important nematode pest of soybean, the soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Eggs of SCN persist … Continue reading

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Weed Identification Series, Biennial Wormwood

Mark Renz UW Madison Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Chelsea Zegler UW Madison Associate Research Specialist Biennial wormwood is not new to Wisconsin, as has been in the state over 100 years, but I have seen it spreading throughout Wisconsin for … Continue reading

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Food, Land & Water Conference

Jim VandenBrook, Wisconsin Land+Water Wisconsin Land+Water invites you to join us at the Food, Land and Water conference on October 16-17, 2017 at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake. If you care about the future of Wisconsin’s agriculture and the … Continue reading

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Start Managing for Fusarium Head Blight Before Planting 2017/18 Winter Wheat

By Shawn P. Conley and Damon Smith Most Wisconsin winter wheat growers dodged the Fusarium head blight (FHB or scab) bullet again in 2017.  Though many farmers, especially those in SW WI, became so disgusted with dockage and rejections in … Continue reading

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Top 8 Recommendations for Winter Wheat Establishment in 2017

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 2017 WI Winter Wheat Performance Test Plant new seed (DO … Continue reading

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Are fall applications of N to winter wheat beneficial?

Carrie Laboski, Professor and Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist, UW-Madison The short answer is maybe. Research in 2014 through 2016 demonstrated that N application at green-up generally resulted in the greatest economic return compared to application at Zadok’s growth stage 30 … Continue reading

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Wisconsin UWEX Vegetable Crop Updates 20,21,22 posted

Amanda Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Potato & Vegetable Pathology, UW-Madison Plant Pathology Department These newsletter issues are now on the Plant Path website. Newsletter No 22 September 10, 2017 updates on tomato/potato late blight (with late season info for potato) … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter September 7, 2017

This is the 22nd issue of the 24th volume of the Wisconsin Crop Manager and is now available. Click on the link below to view this issue.

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2017 UW Extension Pest Management Update Meetings

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Be sure to get the latest field crop pest management updates, by attending the 2017 PMU Meetings! Mark your calendars as the UW Extension’s Pest Management Update meetings are just around … Continue reading

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