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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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Wisconsin Corn Southern Rust Update – August 10, 2016

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Wisconsin corn continues to remain free of southern rust as of August 10, 2016. However, new confirmations have been reported in southern Indiana (Fig. 1). You should continue to scout the corn crop for southern rust. However, the window of risk is quickly passing for much […]

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Wisconsin White Mold Risk Map – July 27, 2016

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Jaime Willbur, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison Sclero-cast: A Soybean White Mold Prediction Model **This tool is for guidance only and should be used with other sources of information and professional advice when determining risk of white mold development. We encourage you to read […]

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Wisconsin Corn Disease Update – July 27, 2016

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Northern Corn Leaf Blight Over the last week concerns have been increasing over corn diseases as we are at the critical time to make fungicide application decisions. See my previous post about the early onset of northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) in Wisconsin in 2016 by […]

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