Potato & Vegetable Production

Commercial Vegetable Production in Wisconsin—2013

This guide offers the latest recommendations for disease, insect, and weed management in Wisconsin’s most common commercial vegetable crops. Also included are lime and fertilizer recommendations as well as insect identification information and keys (280 pages; December 2012).

Commercial Vegetable Production in Wisconsin, 2013 (.pdf, 13,105 KB)
A.J. Bussan, J.B. Colquhoun, E.M. Cullen, V.M. Davis, A.J. Gevens, R.L. Groves, D.J. Heider, G.R.W. Nice, M.D. Ruark

Langlade Research Station

The Langlade Research Station represents a unique partnership between the University of Wisconsin, the potato industry, and a rural community. It embodies the Wisconsin Idea, where potato growers can engage in the dynamic dialogue between science, technology, environment and tradition.

For information about the Research Station

2014 Management of Late Blight

Gevens Late Blight Updates 2014

2008 Research Findings

PVY Management


Sustainable Production

Enviromental Stewardship

Reduce non-point pollution through:

Reduce Non-Target Pesticide Drift:

Innovative Production Practices

Farm Profitability

Prosperous Farm Community

UW Specialists and Personnel

Production Alvin J Bussan
608-262-3519
Soil Fertility Carrie Laboski
608-263-2795
Variety Trials Chuck Kostichka
715-249-5961
Seed Certification Amy Charkowski
608-262-7911
Weed Management Jed Colquhoun
608-890-0980
IPM Dan Heider
608-262-6491
State Farm-Certification Bob Coltman
715-623-4039
Disease Management Walt Stevenson
608-262-6291
Nematologist Ann E. MacGuidwin
608-263-6131
Insect Management Russel L. Groves
608-262-3229

Seed Certification Program

Of vital importance to Langlade County and area growers is the potato seed industry. The vast majority of Langlades 10,000 plus acres is seed. The seed industry of Wisconsin has some of the strictest standards in the nation. For more details>>> Wisconsin Seed Potato Certification Program

Industry Website for Wisconsin Seed Potatoes: http://www.potatoseed.org/


Vegetable Pathology Links

UW Vegetable Pathology Website has Antigo P-Days and Severity Values


North Central Regional Soybean Aphid Suction Trap Network

Supported by the WI Soybean Mktg. Board and the USDA NCR IPM program the Antigo area is now home to a soybean suction trap. The trap will be used primarily to monitor fall flights and potential soybean aphid overwintering and potential predictive value of trap catch to forecast ahpid levels between seasons.  The suction trap is primarily a field crop (soybean) program.  However, with snap beans and other veg crops, aphids are a concern.  Andy Merry, in Antigo, WI offered to host a suction trap on his farm.

To monitor the trap click here.

Powerpoint Presentation: Suction Traps – What Do They Tell Us (.ppt 417 KB) Eileen Cullen UW Madison Entomology Department

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