Videos: Spring time disease scouting for alfalfa and winter wheat

Here are links to two short videos from Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Damon Smith also has a website here >>> http://fyi.uwex.edu/fieldcroppathology/

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Options for Alfalfa Removal in Spring

Mark Renz Extension Weed Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison While removal of old stands is recommended with fall applications, many fields are now slated for removal due to winter-kill and changes in cropping plans for the field. This can be challenging, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager April 20, 2017

The 6th 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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What’s Standing Alfalfa Worth in 2017?

Greg Blonde, UW-Extension Agriculture Agent One of the challenges in coming up with a value for standing hay is the lack of established market price information like corn and soybeans. Another challenge is multiple cuttings of hay versus a single harvest … 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 April 8, 2017 through April 14, 2017. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News, Issue 1

Janet van Zoeren, Christelle Guédot, and Amaya Atucha, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Departments of Entomology and Horticulture Here is volume 2’s 1st issue of the Wisconsin Fruit News: http://go.wisc.edu/unkps2 In it you will find information about: Insecticide Update Plant Disease Diagnostic … Continue reading

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Bulk Ordering Pest Management in Wisconsin Field Crops (A3646)

Bryan Jensen, IPM Program and UW Extension Bulk ordering (A3646) Pest Management in WI Field Crops-2017 is now possible through The PAT Store website https://patstore.wisc.edu/secure/browse_cat.asp?category_id=39 at a discounted rate of $10/book if ordered by the box (25/box) + $10/box flat … Continue reading

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Planting Date and Maturity Group Considerations Moving into a Potentially Early Spring 2017

Dr. Adam Gaspar and Dr. Shawn P. Conley Early May planting in Wisconsin has been documented to increase yield due to increased light interception (Gaspar and Conley, 2015).  Earlier planting dates are able to increase light interception in two ways, … Continue reading

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Hay Desiccants and Preservatives

Dan Undersander, UW-Extension Forage Agronomist Hay preservatives can reduce the spoilage and heating losses from hay baled wetter than optimum. First, it is important to recognize that two totally different types of products with different modes of action are sold: one … Continue reading

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Cutting Alfalfa Very Frequently

Dan Undersander, UW-Extension Forage Agronomist There has been some interest in cutting alfalfa frequently to get very low fiber for dairy rations. We had a study in 2000 and 2001 where we compared 20 alfalfa varieties with and without wheel traffic. … Continue reading

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