Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CST
Clear
Temperature
10°F
Dew Point
-3°F
Humidity
55%
Wind
WNW at 8 mph
Barometer
30.22 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:58 a.m.
Sunset
04:26 p.m.
Evening Forecast (7:00pm-Midnight)
Temperatures will range from 15 to 12 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 9 and 13 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Thursday
15°F / 12°F
Clear
Friday
34°F / 12°F
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday
39°F / 34°F
Cloudy
Sunday
38°F / 31°F
Light Rain
Monday
32°F / 20°F
Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday
26°F / 11°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
22°F / 5°F
Mostly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CST
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 15 to a low of 12 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 5 and 13 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will remain steady at 12 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 5 and 9 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 34 to a low of 12 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 13 miles per hour from the southsouthwest. No precipitation is expected.
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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