Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Rain
Temperature
77°F
Dew Point
57°F
Humidity
50%
Wind
NW at 8 mph
Barometer
29.87 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:21 a.m.
Sunset
07:31 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 76 to 73 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 12 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Tuesday
76°F / 55°F
Sunny
Wednesday
80°F / 56°F
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
86°F / 54°F
Scattered Showers
Friday
66°F / 50°F
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
68°F / 50°F
Sunny
Sunday
72°F / 49°F
Partly Cloudy
Monday
71°F / 49°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 76 to a low of 55 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 6 and 14 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 70 to 61 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 61 to 55 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 80 to a low of 56 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 16 miles per hour from the southsouthwest. 0.14 inches of rain are expected.
Some healthy looking winter wheat was on the verge of tillering in a field in the town of Brothertown in southwestern Calumet County.

Some healthy looking winter wheat was on the verge of tillering in a field in the town of Brothertown in southwestern Calumet County. Photo By Ray Mueller

Early signs of leaf blotch found in winter wheat plot

May 2, 2013 | 0 comments

As the state's winter wheat fields come out of dormancy and begin new growth, the possibility of plant diseases is being tracked by agronomists, crop consultants, and Extension Service plant pathologists.

At the winter wheat trial plot at Arlington, an inspection on April 24 found localized outbreaks of septoria blotch, which is often part of a complex of leaf blotches.

The Extension Service report noted that such infections often take place in the autumn but don't become evident until in the spring.

The physical sign of septoria blotch is an elliptical tan lesion with easily visible black pimples inside those blotches on the leaves. Outbreaks typically occur after two days of wet and humid conditions. A possible followup is leaf blight.

Warm and dry weather would limit the spread of the infections, the report pointed out.

Extension Service specialists do not suggest a fungicide application now but they emphasize that attention needs to be given to protecting the winter wheat flag leaf from diseases once it develops in several weeks.

If leaf blotch is detected on at least 25 percent of the leaves in two of five areas of a field, a followup scouting trip is recommended every four days by Extension Service plant pathologist Damon Smith.

He adds that a fungicide application is warranted if the incidence of such outbreaks is found in three of five different areas of a field.

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