We have recorded a series of talks, “Grain Management in Low-Margin Years”, that address how to best handle different aspects of crop production during low-margin years. These were presented by UWEX state specialists last month throughout Wisconsin at meeting hosted by UW Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension agents.
You can watch a specific video, or view the full playlist on the UWIPM YouTube channel. There is a table of contents below each video on YouTube with quick links to jump to key parts in longer videos.
- Soybean Inputs that Deliver the Highest ROI in a Low-Margin Year – Shawn Conley, UW Agronomy, Soybean and Small Grains Specialist (40 min)
- Practical Weed Management for Low-Margin Years – Dan Smith, UW NPM, Southwest Regional Specialist (14 min)
- Fundamental Soil Fertility Strategies for Success – Carrie Laboski, UW Soil Science, Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist (37 min)
- How to Survive and Thrive on Current Corn Price Projections – Joe Lauer, UW Agronomy, Corn Specialist (41 min)
- Low Grain Prices = Smart Disease Management Decisions – Damon Smith, UW Plant Pathology, Field Crops Pathology Specialist (29 min)
- Managing Insects Economically Using Conventional Hybrids and Thresholds – Bryan Jensen, UW Entomology, Field Crops Entomology Specialist (38 min)
- Machinery/Technology Management and Tillage Considerations to Reduce Operational Costs – Francisco Arriaga, UW Soil Science, Soil Science Specialist and Brian Luck, UW Biological System Engineering, Machinery Specialist (16 & 10 min)
- Partial Budget Analysis: A Practical Tool for Low Margin Years – Paul Mitchell, UW Ag & Applied Econ, Cropping Systems Specialist (31 min)
Here is a summary publication that was handed out at the meetings. “A4137 – Grain Management Considerations in Low-Margin Years” available online for download.