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

UW-Extension/Madison Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (PDDC) Update Brian Hudelson, Ann Joy, Amanda Zimmerman, Adam Greene, Andrew Pape, Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic The PDDC receives samples of many plant samples from around the state.  The following diseases/disorders have been identified at … Continue reading

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New Soil & Water Management Extension Specialist Joins UW

New Soil & Water Management Extension Specialist Joins UW The Wisconsin Crop Manager contributors would like to introduce you to our newest colleague. Francisco Arriaga joined the Department of Soil Science and UW-Extension as a Soil and Water Management Specialist … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin 7/12/12

Wisconsin Pest Bulletin 7/12/12 Issue No. 13 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/index.jsp     PRINT THIS ISSUE

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Dry Weather Increases Risk of Twospotted Spidermite

Dry Weather Increases Risk of Twospotted Spidermite Eileen Cullen (Extension Entomologist) Drought conditions in Wisconsin continue to favor twospotted spider mite development and potential for field infestation and outbreaks. Our previous post has been updated with more detailed information on … Continue reading

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Corn Pollination: How to determine success under stress (video)

Dr. Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin Corn Agronomist, takes you into the field to show you how to determine if pollination has occurred using the ear shake test. By knowing if pollination has been successful or not, a grower can … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager July 12, 2012

Wisconsin Crop Manager July 12, 2012 The 17th issue of the Wisconsin Crop Manager is now available.  Click below to view this issue.

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Two new NPM apps for Android smartphones

The University of Wisconsin Nutrient and Pest Management Program has just released two apps for users of Android smartphones. These apps, which were introduced last year for iPhone and iPad, are now available at the Google market for free installation … Continue reading

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Corn Rootworm Beetle Emergence and Feeding in Corn Fields

Corn Rootworm Beetle Emergence and Feeding in Corn Fields Eileen Cullen (Extension Entomologist) Because corn rootworm beetles can reduce yield by silk pruning, it is important to scout cornfields before and during early pollination. This is especially important now under … Continue reading

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Emergency Irrigation Considerations – July 2012

Emergency Irrigation Considerations – July 2012 Scott Sanford (Extension Engineer) With the extended dry weather and no rain in the forecast, growers are looking for alternatives to supply crops with water. Governor Walker has issued a drought emergency declaration for … Continue reading

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Drought and Crop Insurance: Patience Please!

Drought and Crop Insurance: Patience Please! Paul D. Mitchell (Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW Madison/Extension) The year began with plentiful moisture and high hopes as Wisconsin planted 4.35 million corn acres and 1.69 million soybean acres, a Wisconsin record for … Continue reading

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