New Pigweed ID card available

Available from the NPM Program!  A new visual guide for identifying two of the pigweed species of special concern in Wisconsin:  Waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus) and Palmer Amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri). Waterhemp is common in Wisconsin and has documented resistance to some … Continue reading

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Thistle Caterpillars in Soybean

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program Several calls and questions have come in to both myself and PJ Liesch of the Insect Diagnostic Lab regarding an odd type of caterpillar feeding on soybean. This is an insect call the … Continue reading

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Corn Rootworms

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program Northern and Western corn rootworm beetles are emerging and larval feeding is starting to peak. Monitoring root damage over the next few weeks and scouting for beetles in continuous corn will provide useful … Continue reading

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Western Bean Cutworm Update

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program Based on degree day accumulations, DATCP’s Pest Bulletin reports and individual calls, the time for Western Bean Cutworm scouting is here for southern Wisconsin and soon will be in all corn growing areas … Continue reading

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Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (PDDC) Update, July 21, 2017

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 July 8, 2017 through July 14, 2017. … Continue reading

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In-Season Corn Disease Management Decisions – 2017

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Tasseling has begun on field corn in the southern region of Wisconsin. With this, comes many questions about applying fungicide to control disease and preserve yield. What diseases are out … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News-July 21, 2017

We hope you enjoy this issue of the Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter, where you can find out about: http://go.wisc.edu/31t8yi *   What’s going on with worker protection *   Integrating biological control into an IPM program *   Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic update * … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin 7/21/2017

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist — Bureau of Plant Industry/Division of Agricultural Resource Management, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Volume 62 Issue No. 12 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: https://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/07-20-17.pdf I N S I D … Continue reading

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Japanese Beetle info for WI Corn and Soybean Growers

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program A number of questions and several sightings of Japanese beetles have occurred this past week.  Emergence is well under way and damage has been evident in susceptible ornamentals as well as soybean.  This summer’s … Continue reading

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Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (PDDC) Update, 7-14-17

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 July 8, 2017 through July 14, 2017. … Continue reading

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