Wisconsin Pest Bulletin 6/1/17

Volume 62 Issue No. 6 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: https://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/06-01-17.pdf Much of the state’s corn still at high risk for black cutworm infestation. FORAGES & GRAINS: Alfalfa weevil larval populations continue to increase CORN: Spring … Continue reading

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Scouting for Soybean Seedling Diseases

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison The 2017 planting season has been frustrating for many farmers with frequent rains, wet soils, and cool temperatures. These conditions have resulted in slow, or no planting, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News – season 2, issue 4

Christelle Guédot, Entomology Specialist, UW-Madison and Amaya Atucha, Horticulture Specialist In this issue of the newsletter, you can read about: Soil-borne diseases of fruit crops: Introduction IPM: Monitoring pest populations and action thresholds Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic update Insect Diagnostic Lab … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – May 28, 2017

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Brian Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Get out there and SCOUT, SCOUT, SCOUT! The Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology crew spent some time … Continue reading

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Wet weather field crop pests, millipedes and slugs

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program Millipedes Because of the wet/cool weather, I’m sure a lot of people will be in fields focusing on corn and soybean emergence.  Although there are many potential causes for poor stands, millipedes are … Continue reading

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Weed Identification Series, 3 Biennial Thistles

Mark Renz UW Madison Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Chelsea Zegler UW Madison Associate Research Specialist We wanted to emphasize Wisconsin’s common weedy biennial thistles in this weed identification series installment.  While Wisconsin has dozens of different thistles, we have three … Continue reading

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Videos: Early season disease scouting for winter wheat

Here are links to two short videos from Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He talks about in-season fungicide use on winter wheat. He also talks about the three key crop development stages … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager May 25, 2017

The 10th 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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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin 5-25-16

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist, WI Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Volume 62 Issue No. 5 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available. Click here to view this issue. I N S I D E  T H I S  … Continue reading

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Managing Rained-on Alfalfa for Haylage

Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist, University of Wisconsin Much forage is being rained on.  The following factsheet may be helpful.

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