Entries by damonsmith

Wisconsin White Mold Risk Maps – July 29, 2018

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison **These maps are for guidance only and should be used with other sources of information and professional advice when determining risk of white mold development. For field-specific predictions, we encourage you to use the Sporecaster smartphone application. These predictions will be most accurate for your […]

Wisconsin White Mold Risk Maps – July 15, 2018

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison **These maps are for guidance only and should be used with other sources of information and professional advice when determining risk of white mold development. For field-specific predictions, we encourage you to use the Sporecaster smartphone application. These predictions will be most accurate for your […]

To Spray or Not to Spray Fungicide on Corn for Grain or Silage?

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Treating field corn, for grain, with fungicide has become a common practice in the Midwest. With so many fungicide programs and formulations, and the re-emergence of yield-limiting corn diseases, like northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) and gray leaf spot (GLS), foliar fungicide application has demonstrated an […]

Wisconsin White Mold Risk Maps – July 8, 2018

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison **These maps are for guidance only and should be used with other sources of information and professional advice when determining risk of white mold development. For field-specific predictions, we encourage you to use the Sporecaster smartphone application. These predictions will be most accurate for your […]

Don’t lose your head over Fusarium head blight: What to do as you prepare for wheat harvest

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Shawn P. Conley, Extension Soybean and Small Grains Agronomist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Fusarium head blight (FHB) or scab has been observed in some Wisconsin winter wheat fields this season. Incidence and severity have been variable this season, based on location and susceptibility of the wheat […]

It’s Time for Fireworks and Spores To Fly: Independence Week in Wisconsin Brings White Mold Management Decisions

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 The week of Independence day is here and we are all looking forward to fireworks, festivities, and time with […]

Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – June 26, 2018

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Brian Mueller, Assistant Field Researcher, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology crew has scouted and rated all winter wheat variety trials across the wheat-growing region of the state. We have also looked at commercial fields for […]

Welcome to badgercropdoc.com: A New Web Resource for Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology Research and Outreach

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Welcome to badgercropdoc.com! Badger Crop Doc is a one-stop-shop for all things Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology related. We have merged the website and blog found at https://fyi.uwex.edu/fieldcroppathology/ with our University of Wisconsin academic website, so that all information can now be found in one […]

New Video: Early Season Management Options for White Mold in Soybean

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison In this video I visit a soybean field to talk about white mold, row spacing, planting population and the new Sporecaster white mold management smartphone app. in an effort to develop an integrated management strategy for white mold control.