University of Wisconsin Extension experts in horticulture and nutrition education join to discuss how to address the nutritional needs of the community through farmers markets. The panel provides information about the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) program which enables vendors to accept FoodShare and Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP) payments.
Damon Smith, Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at UW-Madison, focuses on Northern Corn Leaf Blight and Goss’s Wilt, two major diseases that have been affecting field corn over the past several growing seasons.
Daren Mueller, Assistant Professor in Integrated Pest Management at Iowa State University, discusses the increased use of fungicides in field crops and the resulting fungicide resistance.
Anette Phibbs, Plant Pathologist at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, discusses the results of a survey focusing on new and exotic pathogens that are infecting soybeans, corn, and fir trees.
Daren Mueller, Assistant Professor in Integrated Pest Management at Iowa State University, identifies the phases of Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome and offers options, such as treating seeds, to minimize the disease.
Mark Renz, Associate Professor in the Department of Agronomy at UW-Madison, introduces simple ways to improve the control of weeds using a burndown herbicide treatment. Burndown treatments help to prevent competition between weeds and crops as they are emerge and get established in the spring.
Jared Goplen, Research Assistant in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota, explores options to control weeds that no longer respond to herbicides. Goplen reports on the results of a weed degradation study based on a cycle of planting corn, soybean, wheat and alfalfa in varying combinations over a three year period.
Bill Klase, Natural Resources Educator at UW-Extension, identifies four requirements necessary for creating an animal friendly woodland. Klase focuses on space, water, food and shelter and explains how to manage your woods to maximize the potential for attracting wildlife.
Zen Miller, the Dairy Livestock Agent for UW-Extension in Outagamie County, and Bethany Marcks, a student at UW-River Falls, discuss the results of their work to inform farmers of the choices for ridding calves of their the horns. This process is known as dehorning or disbudding.
Aaron Hager, an Associate Professor in the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois, delves into the reasons that so many weeds are no longer responding to herbicides. Hager focuses on this issue in weeds around the world and in weed that are indigenous to Illinois.