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Pest Management Update Meetings Planned Around the State
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 10/21/2013

University of Wisconsin-Extension/Madison specialists in weed science, plant pathology and entomology will present the latest information on pest management and biology for Wisconsin field crops at the annual Pest Management Update Meetings at eight Wisconsin locations in November.

Weed management topics include annual field crop herbicide updates, efficacy and fit of pyroxasulfone products, late season weed survey information, and updates on herbicide resistance in Wisconsin.

Weed management topics for perennial crops and pastures include new weeds invading forage crops, benefits of managing weeds in establishing alfalfa, alfalfa stand removal with herbicides, and Pest Management Mobile--a new resource for key pesticide information in Wisconsin agronomic crops.

Plant pathology topics will cover new fungicide products in field crops, utility of fungicides in field crops, head scab and other wheat disease updates, 2013 soybean diseases, and Roundup Ready alfalfa and Aphanomyces euteiches Race 2 resistance.

Insect management topics include Bt corn rootworm resistance and trait stewardship, impact, management and range expansion of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in field crops, information on soybean aphid, Japanese beetle and western bean cutworm, and Pest Management Mobile demo of insecticide and Bt trait features.

All sessions start at 10 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. Registration and coffee begins at 9:30 a.m. for all sessions. The registration fee is $40, which covers the cost of the information packet and the noon meal.

The program will be held at the following locations:

** November 11: Marshfield, contact UW-Extension Clark County crops/soils agent at 715-743-5121

** November 12: Lake Hallie/Chippewa Falls, contact UW-Extension Chippewa/Eau Claire Counties crops/soils educator at 715-726-7950

** November 13: Sparta, contact UW-Extension Monroe County agriculture agent at 608-269-8722

** November 14: Arlington, contact UW-Extension Columbia County agriculture agent at 608-742-9682

** November 18: Fond du Lac, contact UW-Extension Fond du Lac County agriculture agent at 920-929-3170

** November 19: Green Bay, contact UW-Extension Brown County at 920-391-4653

** November 20: Belmont, contact UW-Extension Grant County crops/farm management agent at 608-723-2125

** November 21: Janesville, contact UW-Extension Rock County crops/soils agent at 608-757-5696

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