2013 UW-Extension Pest Management in Wisconsin Field Crops Manual Available
The 2013 UW-Extension Pest Management in Wisconsin Field Crops Manual (A3646) is now available at the Dodge County UW-Extension Office, 127 East Oak Street, Juneau, WI 53039.
This publication can also be viewed online at the UW-Extension Learning Store at: http://learningstore.uwex.edu/Pest-Management-in-Wisconsin-Field-Crops2013-P155.aspx.
This book is a producer’s guide to managing weeds, insects and diseases in corn, soybeans, forages and small grains. This publication, edited by UW specialists in plant pathology, entomology and agronomy, provides the latest information on integrated pest management, state and federal laws as well as basic pest management.
Farmers will find descriptions of crop protection products, rates and methods of applications as well as modes of actions. Timing, rotational restrictions, re-entry and application/harvesting intervals are described. This book highlights non-chemical control of pests as well as the use of naturally resistant and genetically manipulated varieties of field crops.
With growing concern over glyphosate resistant weeds, the publication outlines recommendations for protecting this valuable technology while improving results. Farmers will find valuable charts and tables that will provide quick and affective references.
The agricultural experts outline crop rotational restrictions to avoid herbicide carryover damage in fields, due to last summer’s drought. Other updates to pest management are highlighted in the manual.
Key data from A3646 can be accessed at Pest Management Mobile from a smart phone or other mobile device by visiting pmm.pocketdata.net.
The price of the book is $10.00 each. Those producers who will enroll in Pesticide Applicator Certification Training in 2013 will receive this publication as a part of their instructional materials for the class.
For more information contact the Dodge County UW-Extension Office at 920-386-3790.