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Recent WCM articles

  • New Video: Soybean Cyst Nematodes, Testing for Resistant Populations

    Dr. Ann MacGuidwin- Plant Pathology Department UW Madison An accurate profile of the types and numbers of SCN is important for explaining damage to the current crop, predicting damage to future crops, and selecting appropriate …

  • Corn Seed Survival: An update

    DR. JOE LAUER, UW-MADISON AGRONOMY AND UWEX STATE CORN SPECIALIST After a corn seed is planted, it is a wonder that the seed can survive and return 400 to 600 fold or more. If Wisconsin’s …

  • The Corn Yield Gap In Wisconsin

    DR. JOE LAUER, UW-MADISON AGRONOMY AND UWEX STATE CORN SPECIALIST Corn yields have been increasing in Wisconsin at the rate of 2 bu/A*yr (USDA-NASS) and there is no indication that corn yields are plateauing. The …


    The 2nd issue of the 26th volume of the Wisconsin Crop Manager. All the WCM blog articles from the past month are compiled into one PDF.

  • Video: Tar Spot Management on Corn, A Wisconsin Perspective

    Damon Smith, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison presents a short lecture about Tar Spot on Corn Symptoms, Severity, and Hybrid and Fungicide Trial Results in Wisconsin in 2018. Further reading: https://badgercropdoc.com/2018/12/19/effect-tar-spot-corn-hybrids-wisconsin-2018/ https://badgercropdoc.com/corn/

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