Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Clear
Temperature
54°F
Dew Point
23°F
Humidity
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Wind
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Barometer
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Sunrise
06:09 a.m.
Sunset
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Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 48 to 53 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 8 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Friday
53°F / 29°F
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Saturday
63°F / 30°F
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Sunday
64°F / 46°F
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Monday
62°F / 39°F
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Tuesday
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Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
54°F / 31°F
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday
49°F / 37°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 53 to a low of 29 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 15 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 50 to 34 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 9 and 15 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 32 to 29 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 9 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 63 to a low of 30 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 18 miles per hour from the south. 0.18 inches of rain are 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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