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Stamina Seed Treatment for Aphanomyces Root Rot Control On Alfalfa

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. […]

Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – April 16, 2014

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 […]

Hot Off the Press! New Pythium Root Rot in Soybean Scouting Card

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 […]

New Publication on Corn Disease Loss Estimates in the U.S. and Canada

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 […]

Disease Profile: Ergot

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.