Potato leafhopper (Empoasca fabae) is a serious economic pest across multiple cropping systems such as all types of beans, clover, apples, and potatoes. Alfalfa is a valuable forage crop widely cultivated for its high protein content and ability to fix nitrogen into the soil.
The June 28th Badger Crop Connect session features discussion from Dr. Damon Smith, Extension Funded Faculty and Professor of Epidemiology and Field Crop Diseases in the Plant Pathology Department Dr. Smith reviews the biology of the tar spot fungus in corn and the work done to ground-truth models of fungal development to refine prediction tools.
The true armyworm is a common spring insect pest found each year in Wisconsin crop fields and pasture locations. Adult moths migrate north in the spring in search of food and habitat to begin mating and egg laying. Eggs are laid primarily in lush green grass which serves as protection and a nutritious source of food for newly hatched larvae.
Foliar diseases will be less common in a dry year. Do not apply fungicides to maintain plant health in absence of diseases. Prophylactic applications of pesticides increase the odds of developing resistance to the product applied. If conditions are not conducive to fungal growth, you will not get a return on applying fungicides.
The June 14th Badger Crop Connect session features discussions from Dr. Emily Bick, Extension Precision Pest Technology Specialist, and Dr. Rodrigo Werle, Extension Cropping Systems Weed Scientist.
This webinar assists growers and agronomists with decision-making for late and prevented planting and disease management in small grains. Dr. Mitchell highlights the changes over time that will affect planting based on climate data, and presents the updated dates and risk management options to produce a profitable crop or receive an indemnity and possibly a forage harvest late in the season.
The 2nd Badger Crop Connect session of 2023 features discussions from the WiscWeeds team on spring cover crop management and early season weed control. Presenters include Nick Arneson, Outreach Program Manager, Joses Nunes, PhD student, and Dr. Rodrigo Werle, Extension Cropping Systems Weed Scientist. Nick Arneson and Jose Nunes discuss the use of winter cereal […]
An adjuvant is a supplemental substance added to a spray mixture to enhance the performance and/or physical properties of the desired chemical. Using the correct adjuvant can have benefits such as reducing or eliminating spray application problems, which would improve the overall efficacy of the applied formulation.
Wisconsin is one of the top states for commercial vegetable production. With the diversity of crops available in a vegetable rotation, the puzzle pieces of locating each crop within the farm can be difficult to fit together each year. One of the factors to consider when planning your crop year is preventing pest problems.
Limiting the spread of weed seed between fields is a key part of an integrated pest management system. This is especially important, because the weeds present at harvest were allowed to produce seed and have survived other control attempts during the growing season. These weed seeds, if allowed to spread and germinate, have the potential to become difficult to control elsewhere.
Tools are available to help corn growers and dairy and livestock producers negotiate a fair price for corn silage.
Resources from the June 9, 2021 webinar.