Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Clear
Temperature
71°F
Dew Point
53°F
Humidity
53%
Wind
SW at 7 mph
Barometer
29.94 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
05:41 a.m.
Sunset
08:24 p.m.
Evening Forecast (7:00pm-Midnight)
Temperatures will range from 83 to 65 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 6 and 15 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Wednesday
83°F / 59°F
Clear
Thursday
82°F / 59°F
Sunny
Friday
79°F / 58°F
Sunny
Saturday
79°F / 58°F
Scattered Showers
Sunday
86°F / 64°F
Scattered Showers
Monday
84°F / 53°F
Sunny
Tuesday
77°F / 53°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 83 to a low of 59 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 6 and 15 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 65 to 59 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 9 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 82 to a low of 59 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 11 and 14 miles per hour from the west. 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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