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

Brian Hudelson, Sean Toporek, Jake Kurczewski 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 April 29, 2017 through May 5, 2017. … Continue reading

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Vegetable Crop Update May 7, 2017

Amanda J. Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Vegetable Plant Pathologist 2017’s 3rd issue of the Vegetable Crop Update is now available. In this edition, please find information on: Current Special Local Need Registrations and Emergency Pesticide Exemptions for use in … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin issues #2, #3 available

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist, WI Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection 5/4/2017 Issue No. 2 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/05-04-17.pdf 5/11/2017 Issue No. 3 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/05-11-17.pdf Black cutworm peak … Continue reading

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Weed Identification, 2017 Series, Horseweed

WEED IDENTIFICATION SERIES PLANT #2 Horseweed Mark Renz UW Madison Associate Professor and Extension Specialist (mrenz@wisc.edu), Chelsea Zegler UW Madison Associate Research Specialist (zegler@wisc.edu) Weed species #2 that we wanted to emphasize this spring is horseweed, also known as marestail. This … Continue reading

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How Quickly Can Farmers Plant Corn in Wisconsin?

Dr. Joe Lauer, UW-Madison Agronomy and UWEX state corn specialist, has added a new article to his blog. Below, find an excerpt and link to his website. http://wisccorn.blogspot.com/2017/05/B087.html Figure 1. Wisconsin corn planting progress from 1987 to 2017. The bold … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager May 4, 2017

The 8th issue of the 24th volume of the Wisconsin Crop Manager is now available. Click on the link below to view this issue.

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Corn Planting Date Concerns for 2017

Dr. Joe Lauer, UW-Madison Agronomy and UWEX state corn specialist, has added a new article to his blog. Below, find and excerpt and link to his website. >> The recent cool, wet weather has some farmers concerned about corn planting. … Continue reading

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Weed Identification, 2017 Series, Common Chickweed

Mark Renz UW Madison Associate Professor and Extension Specialist (mrenz@wisc.edu), Chelsea Zegler UW Madison Associate Research Specialist (zegler@wisc.edu) Introducing a new Weed ID series of factsheets With everyone gearing up for the field season we thought it would be good to … Continue reading

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Cover Crops Becoming Your Next Weed?

Daniel H. Smith, Mimi Broeske, and Kevin Shelley- Nutrient and Pest Management Program University of Wisconsin-Madison Spring fieldwork has been a challenge so far and termination of cover crops can be a challenge under less than ideal conditions. A recent … Continue reading

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Insect Prospective

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program Insects (and their relatives) are probably not the first thing on people’s mind right now. However, getting the crop planted probably is. Soon thoughts will turn to pest management. Although too early to … Continue reading

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