2013 Pest Management Update Meetings

Eileen Cullen, Extension Entomologist

We are pleased to announce the schedule and topics for the 2013 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 so they can make 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. Most host agents add an additional “walk-in” fee for those who have not pre-registered.

Topics at the meeting will review the 2013 crop year and provide field and forage crop management updates for 2014. The speakers will be extension specialists, Mark Renz, weed scientist, perennial cropping systems; Vince Davis, weed scientist, annual cropping systems; Damon Smith, field crop plant pathologist; and Eileen Cullen, field crop entomologist.

On behalf of the speakers and host agents, we hope to see you this November at the meetings and wish you a good harvest season in the meantime.

2013 Pest Management Update Topics:

Weed Management: Annual Crops: 1) New herbicide updates  2) Efficacy and fit of pyroxasulfone products  3) Late season weed survey and herbicide resistance in WI update. Perennial Crops:  1) New weeds invading your forage crops  2) Benefits of managing weeds in establishing alfalfa  3) Alfalfa stand removal with herbicides  4) Pest Management Mobile, a new resource for key pesticide information in Wisconsin Agronomic Crops.

Disease Management: 1) New fungicide products in field crops  2) Utility of fungicides in field crops  3) Head scab and other wheat disease updates  4) 2013 soybean diseases in Wisconsin  5) Roundup Ready alfalfa and Aphanomyces euteiches Race 2 resistance.

Insect Management:  1) New insecticide and Bt trait updates  2) Bt corn rootworm resistance and trait stewardship  3) Impact, management and range expansion of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in field crops  4) Seasonal fluctuation and research updates for soybean aphid, Japanese beetle, and western bean cutworm  5) Pest Management Mobile, demo of insecticide and Bt trait features.

2013 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, Damon Smith, plant pathologist, and Eileen Cullen, entomologist.

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 $40 registration fee per participant includes a noon meal and information packet.

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




November 11
Marshfield Agricultural Research Station
2611 Yellowstone Drive
Marshfield, WI 54449
Richard Halopka
Clark County Extension Courthouse Room 104517 Court Street
Neillsville, WI 54456
(715) 743-5121
November 12
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 13
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 14
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 18
Fond du Lac
University of Wisconsin – Fond du Lac
Rm 113 University Center
400 University DriveFond du Lac, WI 54935
Mike Rankin
Fond du Lac County Extension227 Admin/Extension Bldg.
400 University Dr.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
(920) 929-3170
November 19
Green Bay
Rock Garden (at the Comfort Suites Hotel)
1951 Bond Street
Green Bay, WI 54303
Kathy DeChamps
Ag & Extension Service Center
1150 Bellevue St
Green Bay, WI 54302
(920) 391-4653
November 20
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 21
Ramada Inn (formerly America’s Best Value Inn)
3900 Milton Avenue
Janesville, WI 53546
Jim Stute
Rock County Extension
51 S. Main Street
Janesville, WI 53545
(608) 757-5696