The University of Wisconsin Nutrient and Pest Management Program (NPM) and Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM)—work to bring research-based information regarding Wisconsin farm profits, water quality, pest management, pesticide use practices, and nutrient management planning to Wisconsin farmers and landowners.

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Recent WCM articles

  • Spring Cover Crop Research field day, May 3

    Spring Cover Crop Research Update Friday May 3rd, 2024, 9 – noon Dairy Forage Research Center Conservation Club S8046 US-12, North Freedom, WI 53951 | GPS 43.3522, -89.7573 Cover crop breeding trials Soft-seeded vetch breeding …

  • Herbicide Rotational Restrictions for Cover and Forage Cropping Systems

    Natasha Paris, Daniel Smith, Rodrigo Werle, Tatiane Severo Silva and Ryan DeWerff, UW-Madison This publication provides a starting point of reference when considering using cover crops following herbicides in the cropping system. It outlines rotational …

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    Grain Management Considerations in Low-Margin Years

    Damon Smith, Professor and Extension Specialist, Plant Pathology Dept; Director, Nutrient and Pest Management Program The 2024 growing season looks to be challenged by not only weather, but by prices. Producing grain in years when …

  • 2023 Wisconsin Field Crops Disease Management Summary

    Brian Mueller, Researcher II, UW-Madison, Plant Pathology, Damon Smith, Professor and Extension Specialist, UW-Madison, Plant Pathology 2023 Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology Fungicide Test and Disease Management Summary Each year the Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology Program conducts …

  • Interested in Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Corn?

    This new publication summarizes the results of the University of Wisconsin-Madison field trials that were conducted to examine if a popular gene-edited asymbiotic nitrogen fixer bacterial product, PROVEN 40, affected corn grain yield or corn …

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The IPCM website is processing a major update. Links to NPM publications are in transition. Visit the publications pages on this website to find new URLs as they become available. Some older links in print or on other websites may need to be updated. Thank you for your patience!

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Corn Guide Cover Page

Visual Guide to Corn Development


Winter Wheat Cover Page

Visual Guide to Winter Wheat Development


Soybean Guide Cover Page

Visual Guide to Soybean Growth Stages