2017 Wisconsin Oats and Barley Performance Tests

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist The Wisconsin oats and barley performance trials are conducted each year to serve Wisconsin growers. Trials include released varieties, experimental lines from Wisconsin and Midwestern states, and lines from private companies. The … Continue reading

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Wisconsin DATCP Pest Bulletin, Nov 9, 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. 19 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: Click here to view or download the PDF … Continue reading

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RR2Y® versus Xtend® Soybean Cultivar Performance in 2017

Shawn Conley, WI State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The 2017 Wisconsin Soybean Variety Performance Trials are posted and I wanted to give a brief update on the relative performance of RR2Y® versus Xtend® (RR2X) soybean platforms from this growing season. So … Continue reading

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UW/UWEX Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (PDDC) Update November 3

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 October 28, 2017 through November 3, 2017. … Continue reading

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Soybean Yield Gaps Through Data Collection

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist Dear Wisconsin Crop Producers: I am embarking on a Region‐Wide Project aimed at generating baseline producer data on current soybean management practices in Wisconsin’s production systems. This project is funded by the … Continue reading

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2018 IPM Field Scout Training Class

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program The Madison Field Scout Training Classes will be held on the UW Madison Campus from January 2-5, 2018. The course is designed to provide the skills necessary for proper pest identification, crop scouting … Continue reading

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2017 Wisconsin Pest Management Update Meetings

Mark Renz UW Madison Associate Professor and Extension Specialist Does you job involve pest management in field crops in Wisconsin?  If so consider attending one of our 7 update meetings held throughout the state November 6-10 (click here for specific … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Soybean Variety Performance Trials 2017

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist The Wisconsin Soybean Performance Trials are conducted each year with the producer’s needs in mind. Our objective is to give producers the information to select varieties that will satisfy their speci c goals … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference

Daniel H. Smith, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison The 2018 Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference will take place on February 27 (9am-5pm) at the Holiday Inn in Steven’s Point. This will be a statewide conference geared toward helping Wisconsin … Continue reading

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Weed Identification Series, Galinsoga (Quickweed)

Mark Renz UW Madison Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Chelsea Zegler UW Madison Associate Research Specialist Due to the warm weather last week we thought we would share one more weed ID plant for the season: Quickweed aka Galinsoga. We actually … Continue reading

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