2012 Pest Management Update Meetings

2012 Pest Management Update Meetings

Eileen Cullen, Extension Entomologist

We are pleased to announce the schedule and topics for the 2012 Pest Management Update Meetings. See the table with this article for the schedule. Please check the dates and locations and reserve a date on your calendar. Registration details are listed at the top of the schedule. Please pre-register with the host agent, as they have to make the meal reservations. Registration for a particular location is firm.  It is not possible for host agents to switch attendees and meal counts between locations on the day of the meeting, each location in the series is a separate event for registration and local arrangements purposes. Most agents add an additional “walk-in” fee for those who have not pre-registered.

Topics and issues at the meeting will review the 2012 crop year and field and forage crop management topics for next year.  The speakers will be extension specialists Mark Renz, weed scientist, perennial cropping systems; Vince Davis, weed scientist, annual cropping systems; Eileen Cullen, field crop entomologist, and this year we are pleased to welcome Damon Smith, field crop plant pathologist.

We hope to see you this fall at the meetings and wish you a good harvest in the mean time.

2012 Pest Management Update Topics will cover:

Weed ManagementAnnual Crops:  1) New herbicide updates for 2013 2) Update on Herbicide Resistance in the State 3) carry-over concerns for 2013 and the utility of bioassays.  Perennial Crops: 1) Benefits of Roundup Ready alfalfa establishment systems on weed control yield and stand establishment, 2) Do some corn herbicides prevent establishment of grass with alfalfa the following year?, 3) Pasture weed management after a drought what should we expect?, 4) Impact of Canada thistle on pasture utilization, 5) Poisonous plants, what to remember.

Insect Management: 1) Western corn rootworm resistance to Bt CRW corn – where is it? what trait(s) are we concerned about? why has resistance occurred? 2) Best management practices for Bt CRW traits going into 2013, 3) Recap on twospotted spider mite control during drought conditions, 4) Managing the expected and unexpected insect pests in alfalfa – potato leafhopper to variegated cutworm, 4) label updates for insecticides and Bt corn traits

Disease Management: 1) Introduction and background of Damon Smith, new field crops extension plant pathologist, 2) Announcement of the 2012 PMU survey, 3) Soybean vein necrosis-associated virus: A new and emerging virus of soybean in the Upper Midwest, 4) The 2012 drought: Reminders about mycotoxins in corn, 5) The status of wheat stem rust: Where is Ug99?

2012 Wisconsin Pest Management Update Meetings 

The schedule for the Wisconsin Pest Management Update meeting series is listed below. Presentations will include pest management information for Wisconsin field and forage crops. Speakers will include Mark Renz and Vince Davis, weed scientists, Eileen Cullen, entomologist, and Damon Smith, plant pathologist.

All meetings will start with check-in registration and coffee at 9:30 a.m.  Presentations start promptly at 10 a.m. and will conclude by 3:00 p.m.  Four hours of Certified Crop Advisor CEU credits in pest management are requested for each session. The $35 registration fee per participant includes a noon meal and information packet.

Make your reservation with host agent one week prior to the scheduled meeting date.






November 5


Marshfield Agricultural Research Station
2611 Yellowstone Drive
Marshfield, WI 54449

Richard Halopka

Clark County Extension
Courthouse Room 104
517 Court Street
Neillsville, WI 54456
(715) 743-5121



November 6

Chippewa Falls

Lake Hallie Eagles Club
2588 Hallie Road
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Jerry Clark

Chippewa County Extension
711 N. Bridge Street
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
(715) 726-7950



November 7


Belmont Inn & Suites (formerly Baymont Inn)
103 West Mound View Avenue
Belmont, WI 53510

Ted Bay

Grant County Extension
P.O. Box 31
Lancaster, WI 53813
(608) 723-2125




November 8


Arlington Agricultural Research Station
Public Events Building
N695 Hopkins Road
Arlington, WI 53911


George Koepp

Columbia County Extension
120 W. Conant St., Ste. 201
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 742-9682



November 12

Fond du Lac

University of Wisconsin – Fond du Lac
Rm 113 University Center
400 University Drive
Fond du Lac, WI 54935


Mike Rankin

Fond du Lac County Extension
227 Admin/ Extension Bldg.
400 University Dr.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
(920) 929-3170



November 13

Green Bay

Rock Garden (Comfort Suites Hotel)
1951 Bond Street
Green Bay, WI 54303


Mark Hagedorn

Ag & Extension Service Center
1150 Bellevue St
Green Bay, WI 54302
(920) 391-4612



November 14


Jake’s Northwoods
1132 Angelo Road
Sparta, WI 54656


Bill Halfman

Monroe County Extension
14345 County Hwy B
Sparta, WI 54656
(608) 269-8722


November 15


America’s Best Value Inn (formerly Best Western)
3900 Milton Avenue
Janesville, WI 53546

Jim Stute

Rock County Extension
51 S. Main Street
Janesville, WI 53545
(608) 757-5696