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Start Managing Stripe Rust of Winter Wheat in 2017 At Planting

Brian Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Shawn Conley, Extension Soybean and Small Grains Agronomist, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison The 2016 Wisconsin winter wheat field season was reasonably successful with very high yields and low […]

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Wisconsin Late-Season Corn Disease Update

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison NCLB and Anthracnose Stalk Rot As corn silage harvest has begun and the corn grain crop is finishing, there have been some disease issues of note in Wisconsin. Northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) activity has picked up quickly over the last several weeks. This is […]

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Wisconsin Corn Southern Rust Update – August 26, 2016

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Southern rust of corn has been confirmed for the first time this season by the UW Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (PDDC) in Wisconsin. The positive sample was submitted from Rock Co. along the Wisconsin/Illinois state line and confirmed on August 25, 2016. As previously predicted, […]

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Question of the week: What is up with all of this white mold on soybeans?

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison I have been getting a lot of questions this week about the perceived large amount of white mold in soybeans in Wisconsin. There is more white mold out there than we predicted. However, there is also some confusion out there on how all this white mold […]

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White Mold Showing Up in Wisconsin

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison The UW Fields Crops Pathology team has begun to scout for white mold symptoms in soybean fields around the state. Generally white mold incidence has been relatively light in fields we have visited in the southern half of the state. Some pockets of higher incidence do […]

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