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Recent WCM articles

  • National IR-4 awards for Scott Chapman, Dan Heider

    Scott Chapman, a scientist in the Department of Entomology, and Dan Heider, a research program coordinator in the Department of Horticulture, were recently honored with national awards from the USDA’s IR-4 Project. Dan Heider was …

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    Southwestern Wisconsin Planter Clinic April 3, Fennimore

    Daniel H. Smith, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, UW-Madison Southwest Technical College is hosting a spring planter clinic on April 3rd 2023 in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Nutrient and Pest Management program. Participants …

  • Successful cereal rye cover crop termination in soybean

    If you are a soybean grower, you probably know that weed management programs utilizing high-biomass cereal rye (Secale cereale L.) cover crop in Wisconsin soybean systems and beyond are increasing in popularity. Multiple benefits, such …

  • Lack of Effective Waterhemp Control, Group 14 soil residual herbicides

    The UW-Madison WiscWeeds program has been promoting diversified integrated weed management practices to alleviate the selection pressure imposed by the recurrent use of commonly adopted herbicides due to concern with the alarming rate of herbicide …

  • Wisconsin Palmer amaranth, where are you?

    Arneson, Faleco & Werle, UW-Madison Agronomy Weed Science Show of hands, how many of you have heard of Palmer amaranth? We can’t see how many of you have raised your hands, but we are going …

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Visual Guide to Corn Development


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Visual Guide to Winter Wheat Development


Soybean Guide Cover Page

Visual Guide to Soybean Growth Stages