Entries by damonsmith

Please join us for the 2020 Wisconsin Pest Management Update Virtual Meetings! 

  Registration Link: https://go.wisc.edu/78t2bd   The format for the Wisconsin Pest Management Update will be different this year because of COVID-19. Presentations will include pest management information for Wisconsin field and forage crops. Speakers will include Mark Renz, Nick Arneson, and Rodrigo Werle, Weed Scientists, Damon Smith, Plant Pathologist, and Bryan Jensen, Entomologist. Virtual meetings […]

Crop Protection Network (CPN) Needs Your Input!

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Help the CPN determine how to serve you best through this short survey. The Crop Protection Network (CPN) develops tools to help farmers, ag industry, and researchers with crop protection decisions. The CPN is a partnership of university Extension specialists providing unbiased, […]

Wisconsin Soybean White Mold Update – July 29, 2020

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 Roger Schmidt, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison Figure 1 illustrates the calculated risk of white mold for select Wisconsin locations for non-irrigated soybeans, as determined by […]

Wisconsin Corn Tar Spot Update – July 29, 2020

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Roger Schmidt, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison No new county level first-detects of tar spot in Wisconsin have been added to the national tar spot map this week (Fig. 1). This week we are seeing just a a handful […]

Wisconsin Soybean White Mold Update – July 23, 2020

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 Roger Schmidt, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison Figure 1 illustrates the calculated risk of white mold for select Wisconsin locations for non-irrigated soybeans, as determined by […]

Wisconsin Corn Tar Spot Update – July 23, 2020

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Roger Schmidt, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison No new county level first-detects of tar spot in Wisconsin have been added to the national tar spot map this week (Fig. 1). This week we are seeing more counties being added […]

Wisconsin Corn Tar Spot Update – July 14, 2020

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Roger Schmidt, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison Last week brought our first detect of tar spot in Wisconsin for the 2020 field season. This week we are seeing more counties being added now in Iowa and Indiana, with some […]

Wisconsin Soybean White Mold Update – July 14, 2020

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 Roger Schmidt, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison Figure 1 illustrates the calculated risk of white mold for select Wisconsin locations for non-irrigated soybeans, as determined by […]

Wisconsin Soybean White Mold Update – July 9, 2020

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 Roger Schmidt, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison Figure 1 illustrates the calculated risk of white mold for select Wisconsin locations for non-irrigated soybeans, as determined by […]

Wisconsin Corn Tar Spot Update – July 9, 2020

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Roger Schmidt, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison Tar spot has been detected on corn for the first time during the 2020 season, this week in Michigan and Indiana. In both situations these were fields with a history of the […]