Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Partly Cloudy
Temperature
86°F
Dew Point
52°F
Humidity
31%
Wind
WNW at 16 mph
Barometer
29.97 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
05:42 a.m.
Sunset
08:23 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 83 to 81 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 16 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Thursday
83°F / 62°F
Sunny
Friday
79°F / 56°F
Sunny
Saturday
80°F / 61°F
Scattered Showers
Sunday
83°F / 60°F
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Monday
76°F / 47°F
Sunny
Tuesday
70°F / 47°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
72°F / 51°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 83 to a low of 62 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 6 and 17 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 79 to 66 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 7 and 14 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 65 to 62 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 6 and 10 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 79 to a low of 56 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 5 and 18 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. 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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