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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 / 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.

Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – June 6, 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 Team has been busy scouting and rating diseases of winter wheat this past week across the major wheat growing region of the state. To be […]

Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – May 30, 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 Warm weather last week, which continued into this week, has pushed the winter wheat crop in Wisconsin toward heading. Most varieties planted in the southern or south-central region of Wisconsin […]

Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – May 24, 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 heavy moisture we have received over the last week, combined with high temperatures in the low-to-mid 80s F this week have pushed winter wheat growth stages. We have seen […]

Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – May 21, 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 scouted winter wheat in the uniform variety trials located in Sharon and Arlington, Wisconsin late last week. The crop was jointing at both locations. The […]

A Look Into Soybean Checkoff Funded Collaborative International Research and Outreach

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Many public universities collaborate on international research and outreach efforts, but you may not understand the impact that this work can have even for farmers in the Midwest. We have assembled three new videos in a series, in an effort to demonstrate […]

New smartphone app: Sporecaster, The Soybean White Mold Forecaster

Damon Smith, Field Crops Extension Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Roger Schmidt, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison Shawn Conley, Soybean Extension Agronomist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Sporecaster is a new smartphone application designed to help farmers predict the need for a fungicide application to control white mold in soybean. The app, which is free […]