Author Archives: rwschmidt

Now is a good time to get manure spreaders calibrated for determining manure nutrient credits

Kevin Shelley, UW NPM Program With profit margins tight, this spring is a good time for manure spreader weighing and calibration on dairy and livestock farms. Determining the weight of an average load of manure is an important step in … Continue reading

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Assessing Your 2017 Winter Wheat Crop Stand and Spring Nitrogen Timing

Top 4 Factors to Consider While Assessing Your 2017 Winter Wheat Crop Stand and Spring Nitrogen Timing Shawn Conley, WI State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist As we begin to contemplate spring and the 2017 winter wheat growing season, many … Continue reading

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Videos: Grain Crops Management in Low-Margin Years

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 … Continue reading

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2016 Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology Fungicide Tests Summary

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison The 2016 Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology Fungicide Tests Summary is now available online as a downloadable PDF. This report is a concise summary of pesticide related research trials conducted in 2016 … Continue reading

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Pesticide Applicator Training with Simultaneous Spanish Translation on Jan 31

Wisconsin Pesticide Applicator Training with Simultaneous Spanish Translation Entrenamiento de Aplicador de Pesticida– Español January 31st, UW Fond du Lac, 400 University Drive, Room AE-205/206. Registration is required – $30. Glen Nice, PAT program, UW-Madison A pesticide applicator training designed specifically for … Continue reading

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2016 Wisconsin Oats and Barley Performance Test Results

Lucia Gutierrez and Shawn Conley The Wisconsin oats and barley performance trials are conducted each year and include released varieties, experimental lines from Wisconsin and Midwestern States, and lines from private companies. The main objective of these trials is to … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager August 11, 2016

The 24th issue of the Wisconsin Crop Manager is now available. Click on the link below to view this issue.

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin 8-11-16

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist, WI Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Volume 61 Issue No. 15 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: https://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/08-11-16.pdf INSIDE THIS ISSUE LOOKING AHEAD: Western bean cutworm moth flight subsiding FORAGES & GRAINS: … Continue reading

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Research results: Don’t delay soybean planting to manage SDS

Damon Smith, Department of Plant Pathology and Shawn Conley, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison A new 4 page publication titled “Don’t Delay Soybean Planting to Manage Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS): Yield Loss Can Result” is available to download in … Continue reading

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Wisconsin crop disease update, no rust, some white mold

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Wisconsin corn continues to remain free of southern rust as of August 10, 2016. However, new confirmations have been reported in southern Indiana. [Read more, view map] Generally white mold incidence … Continue reading

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