Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Clear
Temperature
77°F
Dew Point
53°F
Humidity
43%
Wind
VRB at 3 mph
Barometer
30.08 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:14 a.m.
Sunset
07:42 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 72 to 78 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 9 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Thursday
78°F / 62°F
Partly Cloudy
Friday
71°F / 61°F
Light Rain
Saturday
78°F / 56°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
77°F / 56°F
Sunny
Monday
79°F / 58°F
Sunny
Tuesday
85°F / 62°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
88°F / 69°F
Sunny
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 78 to a low of 62 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 2 and 13 miles per hour from the southsouthwest. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 74 to 65 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 13 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 64 to 62 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 2 and 9 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 71 to a low of 61 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 2 and 13 miles per hour from the east. 1.14 inches of rain are expected.

Wet spring raises soybean

sudden death risk

June 6, 2013 | 0 comments

The cool wet spring has delayed planting for corn farmers but it also has presented a problem for soybean producers.

A soil-borne fungus that thrives in excessively wet years causes a disease known as sudden death syndrome in soybean plants.

It can destroy entire fields or parts of fields. In 2010, Iowa farmers lost about 28 million bushels of soybeans to SDS.

Leonor Leandro, Iowa State University assistant professor of plant pathology, says the key is to plant resistant soybean varieties. She says conditions favoring SDS include compacted soils, soils with poor drainage, and fields with a history SDS.

Leandro says a drier summer will reduce the risk of SDS.

If the plants get into reproductive stages and the weather turns wet, the disease may surface.

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