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 December 10, 2016 through December 16, 2016. … 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 November 26, 2016 through December 2, 2016. … Continue reading

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Team Grains Tackles Profitability in Low-Margin Years

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Plant Pathologist Team grains specialists are hitting the road with a series of talks, “Grain Management in Low-Margin Years” and an accompanying fact sheet that address how to best handle different aspects of production during low-margin years. … Continue reading

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Best Management Practices for Growing Second Year Soybeans

Shawn P. Conley, Seth Naeve, John Gaska Before we start, we fully acknowledge our title “Best management practices for growing second year soybeans” is a bit misleading as we do not advocate this practice (its not a BMP!) but we … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager December 9, 2016

The 32nd issue of the Wisconsin Crop Manager is now available. Click on the link below to view this issue.

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin 12-8-16

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist, WI Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Volume 61 Issue No. 19 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: https://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/12-08-16.pdf PLEASE NOTE: This final Wisconsin Pest Bulletin of 2016 provides a post-growing season summary … Continue reading

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2017 IPM Field Scout Training Class

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program A reminder that the Madison Field Scout Training Classes will be held on the UW Madison Campus from January 3-6, 2017.  The course is designed to provide the skills necessary for proper pest … Continue reading

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Does Strip Tillage or Fertilizer Placement Influence the Soybean Row Spacing Yield Response?

Shawn P. Conley, J Gaska, A Roth, and S Mourtzinis State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist University of Wisconsin, Madison Strip tillage adoption in corn and soybean has increased. This can alleviate cold, compacted soils in rotated production systems. Potential … Continue reading

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Finalists for the 2016 WSA Soybean Yield Contest are Announced

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The Wisconsin 2016 growing season was one for the record books indeed! The National Agricultural Statistics Service projects the statewide average soybean yield in WI to be a record of 55 BPA. … Continue reading

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State Crop Hybrid/Variety Trials: A Wealth of Information

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Seed is one of the best ways to transfer technology to the farm-gate. Every year universities across the country conduct crop hybrid/variety evaluation programs. The purpose of these programs is to provide unbiased performance comparisons … Continue reading

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