Phomopsis seed decay – An Increasing Issue for Delayed Soybean Harvest in Wisconsin

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison As the rain continues in Wisconsin and the 2016 soybean harvest gets delayed longer, Phomopsis seed decay is going to become an increasing concern. Phomopsis seed decay (Fig. 1) of … 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 September 24, 2016 through September 30, 2016. … Continue reading

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2016 WSA Soybean Yield Contest

Shawn P. Conley Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist This is a friendly reminder that entry forms for the WSA Soybean Yield Contest need to be post marked by October 15, 2016. Click here to obtain a PDF of the form. 

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Wisconsin Fruit News, Issue 13

Janet van Zoeren, Christelle Guédot, and Amaya Atucha, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Departments of Entomology and Horticulture Here is the 13th issue of the Wisconsin Fruit News: http://go.wisc.edu/9v7bh7 In it you will find information about: Wrapping things up for the summer … Continue reading

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What is happening in the corn plant during the month of October?

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Corn For most of Wisconsin hybrids (~100 day), each plant typically develops 20-21 leaves, silks about 55-60 days after emergence, and matures about 120 days after emergence. All normal plants follow this same general pattern … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager September 29, 2016

The 29th issue of the Wisconsin Crop Manager is now available. Click on the link below to view this issue.

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Slug Feeding in Cereal Rye Cover Crop Seedings

Bryan Jensen & Mike Travis, UW Extension Brian Briski, Mark Biel and Dana Swanson, NRCS During a brief survey of recent cereal rye cover crop seedings in NW Wisconsin (Pierce, Pepin and Dunn Counties) we observed severe slug feeding on … Continue reading

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Wet Wisconsin: Moldy Corn and Crop Insurance

Damon L. Smith, Plant Pathology, UW-Madison/Extension Paul D. Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW-Madison/Extension It’s been a warm and wet summer and flooding has recently hit many areas hard in Wisconsin. Due to the heavy moisture we have seen during … 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 September 3, 2016 through September 23, 2016. … Continue reading

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Considerations when using the end-of-season corn stalk nitrate test

Carrie Laboski, Professor & Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist There continues to be interest in taking end-of-season corn stalk samples to assess nitrogen (N) management practices. The purpose of this article is to briefly describe the end-of-season corn stalk nitrate … Continue reading

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