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Vegetable Crop Update: Online Produce Safety Class PSA

April 2nd, 2020 | Filed under: Crop Updates, News

Website Crop Update

Updates provided by Amanda J. Gevens, Chair, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, UW-Madison, Dept. of Plant Pathology Hello, I hope all are doing well in these unusual times. I write to forward along a fresh produce safety online course posting. And, to update the status…

WPVGA Associate Division-Auxiliary Scholarships Available

April 1st, 2020 | Filed under: News

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The WPVGA Associate Division and Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary are pleased to inform you of scholarships totaling $6,000, available to students at post-secondary institutions. The Associate Division and Auxiliary Boards of Directors will award the full $6,000, but may decide to award several smaller scholarships…

Vegetable Crop Update #1

March 25th, 2020 | Filed under: Crop Updates, News

Website Crop Update

Updates provided by Amanda J. Gevens, Chair, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, UW-Madison, Dept. of Plant Pathology In this issue we address changes in UW service relevant to our potato and vegetable stakeholders due to COVID-19 mitigation measures. Happy National Ag Day from our potato…

Conference Proceedings Available Online

February 12th, 2020 | Filed under: News

For those interested in accessing the 2020 (and prior) Proceedings of our Annual UW-Madison Division of Extension & WPVGA Grower Education Conference online, please click here.

Vegetable Crop Update #26

October 7th, 2019 | Filed under: Crop Updates, News

Website Crop Update

Updates provided by Amanda J. Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Vegetable Plant Pathologist, Interim Co-Director of Wisconsin Seed Potato Certification Program, UW-Madison, Dept. of Plant Pathology In this issue we address potato production updates, cucurbit downy mildew and late blight updates. Read full update.

Vegetable Crop Update #25

September 30th, 2019 | Filed under: Crop Updates, News

Updates provided by Amanda J. Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Vegetable Plant Pathologist, Interim Co-Director of Wisconsin Seed Potato Certification Program, UW-Madison, Dept. of Plant Pathology In this issue, I address cucurbit downy mildew updates and tomato/potato late blight updates for WI. As we move…

Potato Farms Partner with Conservation Group to Plant Pollinator Habitat

September 25th, 2019 | Filed under: Industry Relations, News

Pollinator Project at Alsum Farms

Insect pollinators will soon find more homes on potato and vegetable farms. About 20 acres of habitat for insect pollinators will be established in central and southwest Wisconsin this fall, thanks to a cost-matching agreement between four large potato farms and Sand County Foundation, a…

Vegetable Crop Update #24

September 23rd, 2019 | Filed under: Crop Updates, News

Website Crop Update

Updates provided by Amanda J. Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Vegetable Plant Pathologist, Interim Co-Director of Wisconsin Seed Potato Certification Program, UW-Madison, Dept. of Plant Pathology In this issue we address: new insect introductions in WI agriculture potato row spacing trial updates cucurbit downy mildew…

Vegetable Crop Update #23

September 17th, 2019 | Filed under: Crop Updates, News

Website Crop Update

Updates provided by Amanda J. Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Vegetable Plant Pathologist, Interim Co-Director of Wisconsin Seed Potato Certification Program, UW-Madison, Dept. of Plant Pathology In this issue we address: Swede Midge first detections in WI Potato Soil Health national program updates Cucurbit downy…

Vegetable Crop Update #22

September 9th, 2019 | Filed under: Crop Updates, News

Website Crop Update

Updates provided by Amanda J. Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Vegetable Plant Pathologist, Interim Co-Director of Wisconsin Seed Potato Certification Program, UW-Madison, Dept. of Plant Pathology In this issue I address the following topics: summary of vegetable disease this summer cucurbit downy mildew reports late…

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