Wisconsin Farm Technology Days 2017

The Wisconsin Farm Technology Days is the largest agricultural show in Wisconsin and one of the largest in the nation. The three-day outdoor event showcases the latest improvements in production agriculture, including many practical applications of recent research findings and … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Farm Technology Days Peterson Award

John Shutske, 608-890-2949, john.shutske@wisc.edu It’s not often that people can have their picture taken with a ten foot tall goat or be able to pose in a pen with pigs and not get dirty, but it was possible for people … Continue reading

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Risk and Profitability of Lowering Your Soybean Seeding Rates in 2017

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Earlier soybean planting coupled with increasing seed costs and higher commodity prices have led to a surge in the number of acres planted with seed treatments (Esker and Conley, 2012). Furthermore, the … Continue reading

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2017 Field Crop Fungicide Efficacy Tables Now Posted

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison The 2017 fungicide efficacy tables are now posted for foliar diseases of corn, soybeans, and small grains. New this year is an added efficacy table for fungicides … Continue reading

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Stripe Rust Found to be Present and Already Active in Wisconsin Winter Wheat

Brian Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Shawn Conley, Extension Soybean and Small Grains Agronomist, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison On … Continue reading

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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 March 25, 2017 through March 31, 2017. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board Announces Changes to the 2017 Free Nematode Testing Program

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Four out of every five animals on earth today is a nematode so it is not surprising that agricultural fields are home to many nematode species. Fortunately, most nematodes are beneficial to … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News, Invasive Insects Supplemental Issue

Janet van Zoeren, Christelle Guédot, and Amaya Atucha, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Departments of Entomology and Horticulture Click here for a supplemental issue on invasive insects of the Wisconsin Fruit News. In it you will find information about:  Spotted wing … Continue reading

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Vegetable Crop Update January 14, 2017

Amanda J. Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Vegetable Plant Pathologist 2017’s 1st issue of the Vegetable Crop Update is now available. In this edition, please find information on: Information on spinach downy mildew, seen this fall/winter on spinach in season extension … Continue reading

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2017 Wisconsin Soybean Association Soybean Yield Contest

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Notable changes to the 2017 WSA Yield Contest: Entry fee decreased to $25 per entry Due date is extended to December 15th or 2 weeks post field harvest. Whichever comes first. Simplified … Continue reading

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