Pest Management

(last updated 3/28/16)

The proposed schedule for the 2015 UW-Extension Pest Management Update meeting series is listed below.  Presentations will include pest management for Wisconsin field and forage crops.  Speakers will include Mark Renz, week scientist, Damon Smith, plant pathologist, Dan Heider, IPM Specialist, and Bryan Jensen, Entomologist. 

All meetings will start with check-in registration and coffee at 9:30 am.  Announcements will begin at 9:50 am.  Presentations start promptly at 10 am and will conclude by 3 pm.  Four hours of Certified Crop Advisor CEU credits in pest management are requested for each session.  The $40 registration fee per participant includes a noon meal and information packet.

Please make your reservation with host agent at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting date.

Monday, November 9th – Marshfield

Marshfield Agricultural Research Station, 2611 Yellowstone Drive, Marshfield, WI 54449

Host Agent: Richard Halopka, Clark County Extension Courthouse Room 104

517 Court Street, Neillsville, WI 54456; 715-743-5121

Tuesday, November 10th – Chippewa Falls

Lake Hallie Eagles Club, 2588 Hallie Road, Chippewa Falls, WI  54729

Host Agent: Jerry Clark, Chippewa County Extension, 711 N Bridge St,

Chippewa Falls, WI 54729; 715-726-7950

Wednesday, November 11th – Sparta

Jake’s Northwoods, 1132 Angelo Road, Sparta, WI 54656

Host Agent: Bill Halfman, Monroe County Extension, 14345 County Hwy B

Sparta, WI 54656; 608-269-8722

Monday, November 16th – Fond du Lac

University of Wisconsin – Fond du Lac Room, 113 University Center, 400 University Dr

Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Host Agent: Tina Kohlman, Fond du Lac County Extension, 227 Admin/Extension Building

400 University Dr, Fond du Lac, WI 54935; 920-929-3170

Tuesday, November 17th – Kimberly

Liberty Hall, 800 Eisenhower Dr, Kimberly, WI  54136 (Hwy 441, College Ave Exit, East 1 Block)

Host Agent: Kevin Jarek, Outagamie County UW-Extension, 3365 W Brewster St

Appleton, WI 54914; 920-832-5119

Wednesday, November 18th – Janesville

Holiday Inn Express Janesville, 3100 Wellington Place, Janesville, WI 53546

(I-90 and US Highway 14, West on 14)

Host Agent: Nick Baker, Rock County Extension, 51 S Main St, Janesville, WI 53545

608-757-5698

Thursday, November 19th – Belmont

Belmont Inn & Suites (formerly Baymont Inn), 103 W Mount View Ave, Belmont, WI 53510

Host Agent: Ted Bay, Grant County Extension, PO Box 31, Lancaster, WI 53813

608-723-2125

Emerald Ash Borer Information

UW-Extension Emerald Ash Borer in WI – http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/eab/

WI Department of Ag – http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/eab/index.jsp

WI DNR – Emerald Ash Borer Toolbox – http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/UrbanForests/EABToolBox.html

Bats Information

DNR Bat Exclusion (PDF, 8 pages, 647 KB)

Bats: Information for Wisconsin Homeowners (G3096) (PDF, 4 pages, 392 KB)

Japanese Beetle Information

Japanese Beetle (PDF, 2 pages, 168 KB)

Picture of George Koepp

George Koepp


George Koepp, Agriculture Agent
UW-Extension Columbia County
Administration Building
112 E. Edgewater Street, Room 212
Portage, WI 53901
Phone: 608-742-9682
Fax: 608-742-9862
TTY/TDD: 711 Phone Relay
Email: george.koepp@ces.uwex.edu