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Managing White Mold in Soybean

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin Kiersten Wise, Extension Specialist for Field Crop Diseases, Purdue University Martin Chilvers, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Michigan State University Carl Bradley, Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Illinois Daren Mueller, Extension Plant Pathologist, Iowa State University Farmers in the Great Lakes area of the U.S. may be […]

Phytophthora Root Rot of Soybean Confirmed in Several Wisconsin Counties

Anette Phibbs, Plant Pathologist with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, reports that preliminary results of the DATCP soybean survey show a lot of root rot disease (Phytophthora sojae) presently active in the state. From June 6 to 25, the pest survey team sampled 19 fields in 13 counties. Soybeans were in the […]

Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update-June 27

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin My graduate students and I scouted and rated Shawn Conley’s State Uniform Winter Wheat Variety Trial at the Arlington Agricultural research station located in Columbus, County Wisconsin yesterday (June 26).  We were able to find leaf rust in many plots with incidence of this rust […]

Evaluation of fungicides for control of foliar diseases of Alfalfa at cutting #1 in Wisconsin, 2014

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin Scott Chapman, Research Associate, University of Wisconsin Bryan Jensen, IPM Program, University of Wisconsin An evaluation of foliar applied fungicides for control of diseases of alfalfa was implemented in Wisconsin in 2014.  This work is a continuation of fungicide evaluation that has been ongoing since […]

Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – June 24, 2014

Damon L. Smith – Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin I have spent the last several days rating winter wheat variety trials and fungicide trials at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station in Arlington, Wisconsin, Columbia Co.  Wheat in this area is mostly in the mid-to-late milk stage. Leaf rust was observed at low levels […]

Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – June 19, 2014

Damon L. Smith – Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin I have scouted winter wheat fields and variety trials from Arlington Wisconsin up through Chilton Wisconsin this week, between rain showers.  Wheat in these areas is nearly finished flowering.  The window of opportunity to spray fungicides in these areas to control Fusarium head blight […]

Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – June 6, 2014

Damon L. Smith – Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin Winter wheat in the southern portion of Wisconsin is heading and will be flowering in the next few days. This is a critical time to control Fusarium head blight (scab). Currently the Fusarium Head Blight Prediction Center (http://www.wheatscab.psu.edu) is predicting low risk for head […]

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. […]