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Recent WCM articles

  • Drought impacts on insects and mites

    Bryan Jensen, Dept. of Entomology and IPM Program How is this drought going to impact insect and mite pests on field crops? Well, there is an old adage that only fools try to predict the …

  • Double Crop Soybeans in WI May be A Gamble Worth Taking in 2021

    Shawn P Conley, State Soybean and Small Grain Specialist, John Gaska, Extension Outreach Specialist The Wisconsin winter wheat crop remains 10 days to 2 weeks (developmentally) ahead of where we were at this time last …

  • Aphids in Alfalfa and Wheat

    Bryan Jensen, Dept. of Entomology and IPM Program Alfalfa: When checking new alfalfa seedings for potato leafhoppers on the Arlington Agricultural Research Station (there weren’t many, yet) I could not help but notice a lot of …

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    Considerations for Corn Sidedress Nitrogen Applications During Hot, Dry Conditions

    Carrie Laboski, Professor and Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist It has been abnormally dry throughout much of Wisconsin this spring. Current weather forecasts are for hot and dry conditions to persist for at least the …

  • Vegetable Crop Updates 7, 8, 9

    Amanda Gevens, Professor & Extension Specialist, Plant Pathology Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison UW-Madison Division of Extension Vegetable Crop Update #9 In this issue we address: potato and vegetable production updates, disease forecasting updates for potato …

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