Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter, December 13, 2018

The 24th issue of the 25th volume of the Wisconsin Crop Manager. All the WCM blog articles from the past month are compiled into one PDF.

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Understanding Buffer Requirements for Dicamba Applications in Xtend

Rodrigo Werle (UW-Madison Extension Cropping Systems Weed Scientist) On October 31, 2018 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)announced their decision to extend the registration of the dicamba products Engenia, Fexapan, and Xtendimax for use in dicamba-tolerant crops (Xtend technology) through December … Continue reading

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Herbicide Resistance in Wisconsin: An Overview (December 2018)

Joseph Zimbric (UW-Madison Agronomy Graduate Student), David Stoltenberg(UW-Madison Agronomy Professor), Mark Renz (UW-Madison Extension Weed Scientist) and Rodrigo Werle (UW-Madison Extension Weed Scientist) 20 Unique Cases of Herbicide Resistance in Wisconsin 20 unique cases (weed species by herbicide site of action) of herbicide resistance have … Continue reading

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Natto Soybean Production in Wisconsin

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist Natto is a traditional Japanese food made from soybean fermented with a particular bacteria spp. Natto-type soybeans are usually less than 5.8 mm (no. 14.5 screen) in diameter and have a clear … Continue reading

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UW/UWEX Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (PDDC) Update November 30

Brian Hudelson, Sue Lueloff, John Lake 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 November 24, 2018 through November 30, 2018. … Continue reading

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New Video: Worker Protection Standard Overview

Glenn Nice, Pesticide Applicator Training Program Manager Jane Larson of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection provides an overview of the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) for farms, forests, nurseries and indoor plant production.

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2019 Wisconsin Agronomy Update Meetings

The Department of Agronomy will offer Crop Production and Management Meetings at eight locations during January of 2019. Joe Lauer and Shawn Conley will present the latest information on hybrid/variety performance, an analysis and discussion of last year’s growing season, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin, Issue No. 18, November 27

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist, Bureau of Plant Industry/Division of Agricultural Resource Management, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Volume 63 Issue No. 18 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: https://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/11-15-18.pdf PLEASE NOTE: This final Wisconsin Pest Bulletin of … Continue reading

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2018 Wisconsin Corn Hybrid Performance Trials- Grain, Silage, Specialty, Organic

Kent Kohn, Thierno Diallo, and Joe Lauer Every year, the University of Wisconsin Extension-Madison and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences conduct a corn evaluation program. The purpose of this program is to provide unbiased performance comparisons of hybrid seed … Continue reading

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Assessing the influence of row spacing on soybean yield using experimental and producer survey data

In a bean pod… We developed an approach to evaluate the influence of row spacing on U.S. soybean yield using both producer and experimental data. Experimental data showed a consistent yield advantage of narrow versus wide row spacing. However, data … Continue reading

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