Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
40°F
Dew Point
38°F
Humidity
93%
Wind
E at 7 mph
Barometer
29.99 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
05:59 a.m.
Sunset
07:51 p.m.
Evening Forecast (7:00pm-Midnight)
Temperatures will range from 53 to 36 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 14 miles per hour from the east. Expect rain amounts between a quarter and half of an inch.
7-Day Forecast
Friday
53°F / 35°F
Light Rain
Saturday
47°F / 30°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
58°F / 31°F
Sunny
Monday
56°F / 31°F
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
60°F / 34°F
Cloudy
Wednesday
65°F / 42°F
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
68°F / 47°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 53 to a low of 35 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 13 and 16 miles per hour from the eastnortheast. 0.52 inches of rain are expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 35 to 37 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 14 miles per hour from the east. Rain amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected.
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 47 to a low of 30 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 15 and 19 miles per hour from the eastnortheast. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.
Although foliar disease outbreaks in winter wheat have been detected elsewhere in the state, no such problem is evident in the dark green foliage of the varieties in the Extension Service’s trial plot on the Kolbe Seed Farms at Chilton in Calumet County.

Although foliar disease outbreaks in winter wheat have been detected elsewhere in the state, no such problem is evident in the dark green foliage of the varieties in the Extension Service’s trial plot on the Kolbe Seed Farms at Chilton in Calumet County. Photo By Ray Mueller

Crucial stage arrives for winter wheat diseases

May 3, 2012 | 0 comments

With most of Wisconsin's winter wheat having reached the stage at which the flag leaf emerges, Extension Service small grains specialist Shawn Conley and plant pathologist Paul Esker are striving to keep growers apprised about the potential for yield losses due to one or more foliar diseases.

Conley explains that the flag leaf, technically the Feekes 8 growth stage, governs about 50 percent of the winter wheat yield.

For that reason, timely action in diagnosing plant diseases and applying a fungicide is necessary to protect the yield, especially in wheat varieties which are susceptible to one or more of the diseases, he points out.

As of last week, a majority of the state's wheat crop was at the Feekes 6 or 7 growth stage (first and second stem nodes), Conley reported.

During field inspections so far, powdery mildew has been the most prominent plant disease but wheat leaf rust and septoria leaf blotch are also possibilities.

Updates, advisories, and fungicide application guidance are available at thesoyreport.blogspot.com.

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