Pest Management Update Meeting Reminder

Pest Management Update Meeting Reminder

Eileen Cullen, Extension Entomologist

We hope that you will be able to attend the UW-Extension Pest Management Update meetings coming up early November 2012. The full schedule with dates, meeting locations, topics and registration contact information were announced in the September 27th issue of the Wisconsin Crop Manager, but here is a quick recap. Please register with the host agent at least 1 week prior to the meeting at the location you wish to attend.

Note that the location sequence changes a bit from year to year based on logistics. Be sure to look at the 2012 schedule included with this article when selecting your preferred date and location for 2012. Please attend the meeting location at which you registered. Each meeting in the series is a separate county-based event and host agents cannot interchange registrant fees or meal counts.

Four hours of CCA CEU pest management credits are requested and available at each location.

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.

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.




MondayNovember 5 Marshfield
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
TuesdayNovember 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
WednesdayNovember 7 Belmont
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 
ThursdayNovember 8 Arlington
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
MondayNovember 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
TuesdayNovember 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
WednesdayNovember 14 Sparta
Jake’s Northwoods
1132 Angelo Road
Sparta, WI 54656 
Bill Halfman
Monroe County Extension
14345 County Hwy B
Sparta, WI 54656
(608) 269-8722
ThursdayNovember 15 Janesville
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