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Wisconsin Corn Disease Management Update Video

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Now that the corn crop has been planted, you are probably thinking about disease and pest management once the crop emerges. After the 2015 field season, disease management is on everyones mind. To complicate this issue, corn prices are low. Is a fungicide application going to […]

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What about Fungicide on Alfalfa for Dairy Production in Wisconsin?

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Thinking about fungicide for your alfalfa crop in Wisconsin? Typically in a 30-day cutting interval on alfalfa, like that used in dairy production in Wisconsin, foliar diseases cause minimal damage. Coupled with the heightened risk of fungicide resistance development toward these modern fungicides, application of fungicide […]

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – May 24

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Brian D. Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology Crew scouted winter wheat near Sharon, Wisconsin and Arlington Wisconsin yesterday. Wheat in these locations ranges from emerging flag leaf (Feekes 8) to boot stage (Feekes 10). Stripe rust (Figure 1) is increasing […]

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – May 11

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Brian D. Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison It was only a matter of time…. Today we confirmed the first observations of stripe rust in Wisconsin for 2016. Brian Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant  in the Field Crops Pathology Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison […]

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – May 6

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Brian D. Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison Winter wheat in research plots, and also adjacent production fields, was scouted in southern and south central Wisconsin during the week of May 2. Wheat at these locations ranges from Feekes 5 to Feekes 7. Wheat […]

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