Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
32°F
Dew Point
15°F
Humidity
49%
Wind
N at 10 mph
Barometer
30.06 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:49 a.m.
Sunset
07:16 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 35 to 41 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 15 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Thursday
41°F / 18°F
Partly Cloudy
Friday
35°F / 16°F
Sunny
Saturday
40°F / 16°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
40°F / 27°F
Light Rain/Snow
Monday
49°F / 29°F
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
59°F / 30°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
53°F / 30°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 41 to a low of 18 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 16 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 36 to 22 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 9 and 15 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 21 to 18 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 5 and 10 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 35 to a low of 16 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 4 and 10 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is 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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