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  • Vegetable Crop Updates Newsletter 18

    Amanda Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Potato & Vegetable Pathology, Plant Pathology Department https://wisconsinpotatoes.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/August-2-2020.pdf In this issue we address: updates from N potato trials at the Hancock ARS potato and tomato disease updates (late …

  • Badger Crop Connect webinar, August 12

    Badger Crop Connect, August 12, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CT Register by 5:00 PM on August 11: https://go.wisc.edu/bkn026 Badger Crop Connect is a crop production webinar series developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension …

  • Soybean Aphids

    Bryan Jensen, UW-Madison Dept. of Entomology and Integrated Pest Management Program The calls about soybean aphids have started to come in but let me put this comment in perspective. Those calls have usually been a …

  • Field Crop Insect Updates

    Bryan Jensen, UW-Madison Dept. of Entomology and Integrated Pest Management Program Potato leafhoppers. By most reports are still going strong. Continue to sweep until there is a consistent drop in populations over a couple weeks. …

  • Wisconsin Pest Bulletin, Aug 6

    Krista Hamilton, Entomologist, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Volume 65 Issue No. 14  of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: https://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/08-06-20.pdf This Week’s Weather & Pests Cooler weather with lower …

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