Improve Control of Giant Ragweed with New “Focus on Soybean” Webcast

Shawn Conley Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Department of Agronomy Giant ragweed, if left unchecked, will compete with slower growing soybean plants for critical resources and can significantly reduce yield, with losses reaching as high as 30-90 percent in soybean … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager, Issue 14, June 3, 2016

The 13th 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, Vol 61 Issue No. 6

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist, WI Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection LOOKING AHEAD:  True armyworm larvae appearing in corn FORAGES & GRAINS:  Alfalfa weevil leaf tip feeding above-threshold in a few fields CORN:  Obliquebanded leafroller larvae and slugs common in … Continue reading

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

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Corn planting was nearly complete by the end of last week. As we head into the month of June, the corn plant changes from a juvenile to more of an adult. The seminal roots that … Continue reading

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New video: Winter Wheat In-Season Disease Management Part III

Damon Smith Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) in winter wheat? If a fungicide has not been applied yet, and  stripe rust is present, a fungicide should be considered to control FHB and stripe rust together. Timing of application of control products is … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – June 1

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Brian D. Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison A new blog post on the WISCONSIN FIELD CROPS PATHOLOGY website. Despite the warm and rainy pattern that much of Wisconsin … Continue reading

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Crop Diagnostic Training Center Workshops for 2016

Registration is open for UW-Madison Integrated Pest Management Program’s two Crop Diagnostic Training Center workshops for 2016. The Diagnostic Troubleshooting Workshop will be held July 26, 2015. The Crop & Pest Management Workshop will be held August 9, 2016. FAST … Continue reading

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Survey results for the UW-Madison Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter

The Wisconsin Crop Manager (WCM) is an electronic newsletter that features weekly pest and crop management information throughout the growing season. There were over 1,100 subscribers in 2015, and UW faculty and IPM staff wrote over 200 articles on a range … Continue reading

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Alfalfa Weevil Update

Bryan Jensen UW Extension and IPM Program Judging by degree day accumulations, most areas of the northern Wisconsin are at the point where scouting for alfalfa weevils should begin and peak feeding is occurring in southern Wisconsin. Good news is … Continue reading

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Vegetable Crop Update May 27, 2016, #10

Amanda J. Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Vegetable Plant Pathologist The 10th issue of the Vegetable Crop Update is now available. This update includes the first PDay and DSV calculations for the season, with explanations for use of this information … Continue reading

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