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 November 2013. The full schedule with dates, meeting locations, topics and registration contact information were announced in the September 25th issue of the Wisconsin Crop Manager. 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 2013 schedule included with this article when selecting your preferred date and location. 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 Damon Smith, field crop plant pathologist.

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 104
517 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 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 19

Green Bay

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


Contact: 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