Wisconsin CCA Exam Study Materials

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program The registration period for the February 3 CCA Exam is open until December 9. Online registration is available on the CCA website. Study materials for the International exam may also be found on the … Continue reading

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2017 Wisconsin CCA of the Year

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program The Wisconsin CCA Board is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Wisconsin CCA of the Year Award.  This award is designed to recognize a CCA who is highly innovative, delivers exceptional customer service, has … Continue reading

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Vegetable Crop Update October 9, 2016

Amanda J. Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Vegetable Plant Pathologist The 28th issue of the Vegetable Crop Update is now available. In this edition, please find information on: 24(c) special registration updates for chlorothalonil use on potato in WI Late … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Soil Compaction Management During a Wet Harvest Season

Francisco Arriaga, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Dept. of Soil Science; francisco.arriaga@wisc.edu Brian Luck, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Dept. of Biological Systems Engineering; bluck@wisc.edu University of Wisconsin-Madison, and UW-Extension Fast Facts: Waiting for better soil moisture conditions is best, but not … Continue reading

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Corn Stalk Rots and Ear Rots: A Double Whammy for Wisconsin Corn Farmers

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison The 2016 growing season is going to end with many challenges for Wisconsin farmers. The excessively wet weather has slowed or ended harvest of corn silage and grain harvest has … Continue reading

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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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