Rodrigo Werle - Cropping Systems Specialist

Rodrigo Werle

CW Welcome: New WCREC Cropping Systems Specialist
Twitter: @UNLCroppingSyst

In January 2018 Dr. Werle joined the Department of Agronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an Extension Cropping Systems Weed Scientist. He can be reached at or 608-262-7130.

Center pivot irrigation system
Figure 1. A walking inspection of your irrigation system can help identify mechanical problems leading to non-uniform water application.

Sprinkler Irrigation System Maintenance for Improved Uniformity and Application Efficiency

August 23, 2016
Center pivot irrigation systems are designed and managed to apply water as uniformly as possible to enhance crop production. Uniformity has a direct effect on the system’s overall application efficiency, which is a measure of how well an irrigation system delivers water to a crop’s root zone.

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Wheat streak mosaic
Wheat streak mosaic

Control Volunteer Winter Wheat and Other Weeds Now to Increase and Protect 2017 Yields, Income

June 23, 2016

By far, the greatest risk of losses from mite-vectored viruses occurs when there is a summer "green bridge" of volunteer wheat emerging before harvest. This almost always occurs as a result of wheat seed head shatter from hail storms (Figure 1).

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Soybean seedling damage
Soybean seedling damage

Herbicide Injury and Pathogen Infection on Soybean Seedlings

June 17, 2016
In an ongoing survey for soilborne pathogens in soybeans, closer examination of soybean seedling injury in a Keith County field found several causes, including herbicide injury and damping off from Fusarium or Rhizoctonia root rot.

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Control Early Stages of Marestail and Kochia

March 18, 2016

Glyphosate-resistant weeds pose a major threat to no-till production in Nebraska.

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