Damon L. Smith – Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin Winter wheat in the southern portion of Wisconsin is at, or past, the flag leaf stage of growth. Disease reports have been few and far between this year. This is because wheat looks very healthy. No diseases where observed on the wheat I inspected […]
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Damon L. Smith – Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin Quinn Watson – Hilldale Undergraduate Scholar, University of Wisconsin Many alfalfa farmers in the state of Wisconsin often find themselves struggling with root rot diseases of alfalfa. One of the increasingly more prevalent pathogens that cause root rot is the fungal-like organism Aphanomyces euteiches. […]
Damon L. Smith – Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin The 2014 soybean planting season has been painfully slow this season in Wisconsin. In our research trials we have managed to plant at a couple locations, but the majority of our soybean plots have not been planted. Looking at the forecast for the next […]
Damon L. Smith, Field Crops Extension Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Figure 1. A stand of winter wheat at the Arlington Agriculture Research Station. Photo take April 11, 2014. This week I scouted winter wheat in research trials located at the Arlington Agricultural research station. Wheat in the southern part of Wisconsin is starting to green up […]
A new Pythium root rot in soybean scouting card has been developed by research and extension soybean pathologists in the North Central region. The describes risk and symptoms of Pythium root rot and how to scout for the disease. Management recommendations are also included in this short and concise pamphlet. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A […]
A new publication on corn disease loss estimates in the U.S. and Ontario, Canada in 2012 has been developed. The publication is a product of a team effort composed of plant pathologists from across the corn production belt of the U.S. and Canada and describes the predominant disease of corn in 2012 and the estimated […]
New for 2014 is a publication describing the latest research on the relationship between the causal agent of SDS and SCN in Wisconsin soybean fields. CLICK HERE to download a PDF.
A new disease profile was recently posted describing signs and symptoms of Ergot of rye, wheat, and other grasses and consequences of the disease. Click here to download a PDF of the disease profile.
The NCERA 184 Management of Small Grain Diseases Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Wheat Diseases Table was recently updated. It is now posted on the wheat page. CLICK HERE to access a PDF version of it.
This brochure is a full color update with information on best management practices for soybean cyst nematode in Wisconsin. CLICK HERE to download a PDF