(last updated 3/7/13)
Updated information will be posted when available for future meetings.
2012 UW-Extension Pest Management Update Meeting was held on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station,
Public Events Building, N695 Hopkins Road, Arlington, WI. The cost was $35. The information below pertains to that meeting.
9:30 am Check-in Registration and Coffee
10:00 am Presentations begin
3:00 pm Close
4 Hours of Certified Crop Advisor CEU credits in pest management are requested for each session.
Information Packet includes: 2013 Pest Management in WI Field Crops Bulletin (A3646) which includes weed, insect and disease control recommendations for corn, soybean, small grains and forages, as well as other pest management reference materials.
Additional copies of the information packet will be available for $20 each.
Update Topics that will be covered:
1. Weed Management:
a) Herbicide updates for 2013.
b) Herbicide resistance update.
c) Carry-over concerns for 2013 and the utility of bioassays.
a) Benefits of Roundup Ready Alfalfa establishment systems on weed control yield and stand establishment.
b) Do some corn herbicides prevent establishment of grass with alfalfa the following year?
c) Pasture weed management after a drought – what should we expect?
d) Impact of Canada thistle on pasture utilization.
e) Poisonous plants, what to remember
2. Insect Management:
a) Western corn rootworm resistance to Bt CRW corn – Where is it? What trait(s) are we concerned about? Why has resistance occurred?
b) Best management practices for Bt CRW traits going into 2013.
c) Recap on twospotted spider mite control during drought conditions.
d) Managing the expected and unexpected insect pests in alfalfa – potato leafhopper to variegated cutworm
e) Label updates for insecticides and Bt corn traits.
3. Disease Management:
a) Intro and background of Damon Smith, new Field Crops Extension Plant Pathologist.
b) Announcement of the 2012 PMU survey.
c) Soybean vein necrosis-associated virus: A new and emerging virus of soybean in the Upper Midwest.
d) The 2012 drought: Reminders about mycotoxins in corn.
The status of wheat stem rust: Where is Ug99?
The speakers will be UW-Extension specialists Mark Renz, Weed Scientist, Perennial Cropping Systems; Vince Davis, Weed Scientist, Annual Cropping Systems; Eileen Cullen, Field Crop Entomologist; and Damon Smith, Field Crop Plant Pathologist.
Please pre-register for this meeting so that we may properly plan for lunch and print materials for all partipicants. Please register with George Koepp, CC UW-Extension Ag Agent, at 608-742-9682 or email@example.com.
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Phil Pellitteri, UW Madison Insect Diagnostic Lab
George Koepp, Agriculture Agent
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