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    Save the Dates, 2021 Pest Management Update Meetings

    Damon Smith, Field Crops Pathology Extension Specialist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison For 2021, the Pest Management Update Meetings will be a hybrid event with (3) in-person meetings and (1) virtual option, hosted by the …

  • Fall Armyworm: Keep looking

    Bryan Jensen, UW-Madison Dept of Entomology and Division of Extension What a ride! This fall armyworm infestation has been unprecedented and likely (for me), a once in a career experience. Not to say this infestation …

  • Tar Spot of Corn Is Here To Stay

    Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Roger Schmidt, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison So…let’s start working on how to manage it in Wisconsin. Here is a …

  • Top 8 Recommendations for Winter Wheat Establishment in 2021

    Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist, John Gaska, Outreach Specialist, Damon Smith, State Field Crops Pathology Specialist, UW-Madison Top 8 winter wheat establishment recommendations: Variety selection: please see the 2021 WI Winter Wheat Performance …

  • UW Field Day Lancaster ARS, Sept 22

    UW Field Day, Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 Lancaster Agricultural Research Station, 7396 State Rd 35 & 81, Lancaster WI, 53813 9:00 Check-in 9:15 Introductions 9:30 Waterhemp management and soybean herbicide program decisions Dr. Rodrigo Werle …

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