Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Management of Small Grain Diseases - Fungicide Efficacy

The North Central Regional Committee on Management of Small Grain Diseases (NCERA-184) has developed useful information regarding fungicide efficacy for control of certain foliar diseases of wheat. This information is helpful for growers across the North Central Region. The summary of information can be found in a one page document that is available through the Field Crops Plant Pathology Website. We feel that you will find this most useful as you head into your spring preparations for winter and spring wheat. Please note that the table is not intended to be a list of all products, but does highlight some of the most widely available products. If you have any questions about the table, please feel free to contact either myself or Shawn.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

2009 Winter Wheat Workshops

New for 2009! Please plan to join us in March as we offer for the first time winter wheat workshops in Wisconsin. Workshops are planned for March 5 in Janesville, March 6 in Fond du Lac, and March 12 in Waldo. Registration is $15 and includes handouts and lunch. These workshops are designed to improve your overall understanding and management of winter wheat production in Wisconsin. These workshops will include hands-on material and computer material (no computers required). Continuing education credit is also being requested in Crop and Pest Management.

Topics to be covered include: (i) winter wheat growth staging, (ii) nitrogen and herbicide management, (iii) disease diagnostics and foliar fungicides, (iv) effects of bin run seed and fungicide seed treatments, and (v) insect diagnostics. Workshop presenters include both Shawn and Paul as well as Dr. Eileen Cullen, UW-Extension Entomologist.

For further and to download a brochure, please click here.