Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CST
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Temperature
-13°F
Dew Point
-20°F
Humidity
70%
Wind
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Barometer
30.49 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:27 a.m.
Sunset
05:50 p.m.
Morning Forecast (7:00am-12:00pm)
Temperatures will range from -9 to 11 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 5 and 10 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Thursday
14°F / -9°F
Partly Cloudy
Friday
32°F / 8°F
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday
37°F / 22°F
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday
34°F / 20°F
Mostly Cloudy
Monday
33°F / 20°F
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
41°F / 29°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
49°F / 29°F
Light Rain/Snow
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CST
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 14 to a low of -9 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 12 miles per hour from the southsouthwest. No precipitation is expected.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 14 to 10 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 10 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 7 to 5 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 8 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will remain steady at 5 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 10 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 32 to a low of 8 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 18 miles per hour from the southsouthwest. Less than 1 inch of snow 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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