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
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 The 17th issue of the Wisconsin Crop Manager is now available. Click below to view this issue.
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
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
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
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
Drought 2012: Forward Contracts and Crop Insurance Paul D. Mitchell (Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW-Madison/Extension), Brenda Boetel (Agricultural Economics, UW-River Falls/Extension) Many Wisconsin farmers have forward contracts with a local elevator or ethanol plant or have sold futures contracts on … Continue reading
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Wisconsin Crop Diagnostic Training Center: 2012 Diagnostic Troubleshooting Workshops Dan Heider, UW-Integrated Pest Management Program There is still time to register for the most interactive workshop of the summer. Whether you regularly troubleshoot crop and pest management problems, or if … Continue reading
Vegetable Crop Update 7/11/12 The 16th issue of the Vegetable Crop Update is now available. Click below to view this issue.