Introducing 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 We are proud to announce the launch of our new website, 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.extension.wisc.edu/fieldcroppathology/ with our University of Wisconsin academic website, […]

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2017 UW Extension Pest Management Update Meeting Series

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Mark your calendars as the UW Extension’s Pest Management Update meetings are just around the corner (November 6-10). This year’s program will follow the same format as in 2016. Meetings will either be in the morning or afternoon and will run for 3 hours. Morning meetings […]

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Corn Southern Rust Update – August 19, 2017

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Southern rust of corn has been confirmed in Wisconsin by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic. The sample came in from Kenosha Co. on August 18, 2017. This find is not entirely surprising considering the rapid movement of the southern rust pathogen from the […]

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Midseason Corn Disease Update

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology crew has scouted corn from the southern portion of Wisconsin, to as far north as Spooner. Overall, disease levels are low. We have run into northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) in fields in the southern and central portions of the […]

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Corn and Southern Rust

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison If you are like me, you have been paying attention to reports from the southern U.S. indicating that southern rust of corn is making its way further north again this year. You can follow current southern rust updates on the iPiPE site. The latest reports […]

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