Wautoma, WI
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0:22 AM CDT
Partly Cloudy
Temperature
68°F
Dew Point
68°F
Humidity
100%
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Sunrise
06:22 a.m.
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Overnight Forecast (Midnight-7:00am)
Temperatures will range from 74 to 69 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 3 and 7 miles per hour from the west. Rain is likely.
7-Day Forecast
Thursday
74°F / 67°F
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Thursday
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Friday
86°F / 59°F
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Saturday
88°F / 67°F
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Sunday
86°F / 66°F
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Monday
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Tuesday
63°F / 53°F
Light Rain
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Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 74 to a low of 67 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 3 and 7 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
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Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 74 to 69 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 3 and 7 miles per hour from the west. Rain is likely.
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 82 to a low of 59 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 2 and 9 miles per hour from the northnorthwest. 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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