Wautoma, WI
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0:56 AM CDT
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Morning Forecast (7:00am-12:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 57 to 68 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 13 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Monday
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Detailed Short Term Forecast
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Monday...Temperatures will range from a high of 71 to a low of 50 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 15 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 71 to 69 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 10 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 66 to 54 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 53 to 50 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 6 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 50 to a low of 47 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 7 and 16 miles per hour from the east. 0.86 inches of rain are expected.

Take care now to protect fall harvest

April 22, 2014 | 0 comments

MADISON

Farmers planting treated seed this spring should clean equipment thoroughly after planting to avoid contaminating their fall harvests.

"There is no tolerance. If even one grain of the treated seed shows up in a truckload or storage bin in the fall, the entire lot is considered contaminated and cannot be used in food for humans or animals," says Mark McCloskey, who oversees compliance for the Bureau of Agrichemical Management in the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. "We have no choice but to condemn the entire load, at the farmer's expense. If we find any treated seed in elevators, we would have to condemn the entire bin."

Seeds treated with insecticides and fungicides are commonly used by farmers to protect seedlings at planting. These seeds are dyed bright colors to differentiate them from untreated seeds.

For a sign that can be posted as a reminder, go to http://datcp.wisconsin.gov and look under "Plants" for information about seeds. Or call 608-224-4596 or email greg.helmbrecht@wi.gov.

Greg Helmbrecht, the Department's seed specialist, offers this advice to farmers who plant treated seed:

· After hauling or planting treated seed, use a pressure washer to clean all equipment, including gravity boxes, truck beds and wagons. Then visually inspect it, looking for any of the brightly colored seeds.

· Check with the supplier about returning or disposing of any unused treated seed. If storing it, keep it separate from grain, forage and feed storage areas. Secure it so that birds and other animals cannot get into it.

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