UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – MADISON NUTRIENT & PEST MANAGEMENT RESOURCE HIGHLIGHTS

Sporecaster & Sporebuster Mobile Applications

Sporecaster is a mobile application that assists growers with making management decisions for control of white mold in soybean. Farmers input site-specific information about their soybean field into this app. This information is combined with research-based models and weather data to predict the need and best timing for white mold treatment.
When a fungicide application is needed to control white mold in soybean, Sporebuster can help determine a profitable program. Growers enter an expected soybean price, yield, and treatment cost. The app instantly compares ten different treatment plans to determine average net gain and breakeven probability of each plan.
You can download the Sporecaster app here (for iPhone) or here (for Android). Sporebuster can be found here (iPhone) or here (Android).

Video: Sulfur Deficiency in Alfalfa
 UW-Extension specialists Carrie Laboski and Ted Bay visit an alfalfa field with distinctive sulfur deficiency symptoms. Find out about the visual signs of sulfur deficiency and the diagnostic tests to conduct for confirmation. Also learn about UW-Madison fertilizer recommendations for alfalfa fields that are low in sulfur. Click here to watch.
A related video on how to collect an alfalfa tissue sample from a field can be found here.

Cut-Bale-Scout for Potato Leafhoppers

Cut-Bale-Scout! summarizes scouting techniques and treatment thresholds for potato leafhopper in alfalfa. The two-page publication contains leafhopper identification photographs as well as images of leafhopper damage to alfalfa. In addition, you will find images and brief profiles of four other alfalfa insect pests. Check it out here.

Cut-Bale-Scout for Potato Leafhoppers

This four-page publication discusses the pros and cons of planting various cover/annual forage crops after wheat or other short season crops. Practical management and selection guidelines, based on university research trials and multiple years of on-farm study, are provided for several legume, cereal grain and brassica species. To view or download the publication, click here.

Soil Fertility Guidelines for Pastures in Wisconsin

The soil fertility guidelines contained in this publication help Wisconsin graziers maintain an adequate supply of soil nutrients to support optimal pasture growth and quality. Information on soil sampling, fertilizer and lime applications, and nutrient credits is included in this eight-page publication. Find it here.

Cover Crops Following Wheat & Other Short Season Crops in WI:
Selection and Management Guidelines

This four-page publication discusses the pros and cons of planting various cover/annual forage crops after wheat or other short season crops. Practical management and selection guidelines, based on university research trials and multiple years of on-farm study, are provided for several legume, cereal grain and brassica species. To view or download the publication, click here.

Please note:

The NPM Program also has hard copy versions of many of these publications. However, given the current “Safer at Home” guidance, we are currently unable to fulfill shipping requests. Once we return to our office, shipping of publications can resume. Please send requests to npm@hort.wisc.edu noting the number of copies you would like and a mailing address.

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