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Updated Crop Disease and Pesticide Resources

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Are you interested in learning more about field crop diseases? Do you want to understand fungicide and fungicide mode of action? Then these two updated resources might be useful for you. The Crop Protection Network website has been recently revamped and updated. It includes detailed […]

2017 Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology Fungicide Tests Summary Now Available

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison This report is a concise summary of pesticide related research trials conducted in 2017 under the direction of the Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology program in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  We thank many summer hourlies and research interns for assisting […]

2017 UW Extension Pest Management Update Meeting Series

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Mark your calendars as the UW Extension’s Pest Management Update meetings are just around the corner (November 6-10). This year’s program will follow the same format as in 2016. Meetings will either be in the morning or afternoon and will run for 3 hours. Morning meetings […]

Corn Southern Rust Update – August 19, 2017

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Southern rust of corn has been confirmed in Wisconsin by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic. The sample came in from Kenosha Co. on August 18, 2017. This find is not entirely surprising considering the rapid movement of the southern rust pathogen from the […]

Midseason Corn Disease Update

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology crew has scouted corn from the southern portion of Wisconsin, to as far north as Spooner. Overall, disease levels are low. We have run into northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) in fields in the southern and central portions of the […]

Wisconsin White Mold Risk Maps – August 5, 2017

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 […]

Wisconsin White Mold Risk Maps – July 27, 2017

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 […]

Corn and Southern Rust

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison If you are like me, you have been paying attention to reports from the southern U.S. indicating that southern rust of corn is making its way further north again this year. You can follow current southern rust updates on the iPiPE site. The latest reports […]

Wisconsin White Mold Risk Maps – July 21, 2017

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 […]

In-Season Corn Disease Management Decisions – 2017

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Tasseling has begun on field corn in the southern region of Wisconsin. With this, comes many questions about applying fungicide to control disease and preserve yield. What diseases are out there? What disease(s) should I focus on in-season? When should I spray? What should I […]