UW-Madison/Extension Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (PDDC) Update

Brian Hudelson, Sean Toporek, Ann Joy and Joyce Wu 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 18, 2015 through April 24, 2015. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin 4-23-15

Issue No. 01 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/index.jsp    PRINT THIS ISSUE I N S I D E  T H I S  I S S U E LOOKING AHEAD:  Overwintered lily leaf beetles found in Marathon … Continue reading

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Report on 2014 Wisconsin Agricultural Land Prices

A.J. Brannstrom, University of Wisconsin Center for Dairy Profitability (A link to the full report is at the end of this brief summary.) Ag land values up 5% in 2014. High milk prices and low interest rates combined to drive … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager 4/23/15

The 8th issue of the Wisconsin Crop Manager is now available. Click on the link below to view this issue.

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Scout your fields for weed seedlings this spring

Liz Bosak, Outreach Specialist, Department of Agronomy The fields may look cold, wet, and dormant this week but weeds were germinating in some fields in Janesville and Arlington last week. On April 17 at Janesville, common lambsquarters, giant ragweed, and … Continue reading

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Safe rates of seed placed starter fertilizer

Carrie Laboski, Professor and Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist Without fail every year after planting, questions start popping up about pop-up fertilizer. The questions always occur when there are emergence or germination issues. So before planting gets into full swing, … Continue reading

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New Forecasting System for Fusarium Head Blight Now Available

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Fusarium head blight (FHB or scab) was a very damaging disease for many winter wheat growers in Wisconsin in 2014. This disease is caused by a fungus … Continue reading

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2015 Wisconsin Soybean Yield Contest

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Wisconsin growers are producing soybeans more efficiently than they were 30 years ago, and we want to recognize the efforts and achievements of Wisconsin’s top soybean producers. 2015 Wisconsin Soybean Yield Contest Brochure … Continue reading

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2015 Weed emergence “on target” in Wisconsin

Mark Renz Extension Weed Scientist, Agronomy Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison Knowledge of weed emergence is very important as it help in the selection and optimization of early season weed control. While typically weed emergence is consistent from year to year, … Continue reading

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Vegetable Crop Update 4/17/15

The 4th issue of the Vegetable Crop Update is now available. Click on the link below to view this update:

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