Author Archives: rwschmidt

New Manure and Legume Credits app for iPhone

Farmers can save money and protect the environment by taking credit for the fertilizer value of manure and legume crops. The value of these credits are subtracted from the base (unadjusted) fertilizer recommendations for a field. This reduces the money … Continue reading

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Soil, Water, and Nutrient Management Meetings to be held in December

by Carrie Laboski, Professor of Soil Science The annual Soil, Water, and Nutrient Management Meetings will be held December 2 through 11 at eight locations throughout the state. Current soil science research will be highlighted along with other topics of interest … Continue reading

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Video: Brown stem rot of soybean

Dr. Damon Smith, University of Wisconsin, talks about brown stem rot (BSR) of soybean. BSR can be a significant problem in years where the spring is wet and cool resulting in infection by the fungus Phialophora gregata soon after emergence. … Continue reading

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Videos: Soil pit showing long-term conventional vs. no-tillage

Francisco Arriaga, University of Wisconsin Extension Soil Scientist 1. Long-Term Conventional and No-tillage Systems Compared Soil pit discussion of two tillage systems (conventional vs. no-tillage) that have been managed for over 25 years in a corn-soybean rotation. Differences in soil … Continue reading

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New video – How to scout for corn rootworm beetles

Bryan Jensen, University of Wisconsin Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program Corn rootworms (CRW) are a threat to agriculture in Wisconsin due to the damage they can have on corn crop yields. A new video has been created to show you … Continue reading

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Soil Sampling Season Just Around the Corner

Kim Meyer, Southwest Regional Specialist Fall is the ideal time of year to conduct routine soil sampling of your cropland.  Not only are there typically more favorable weather conditions for soil sampling as compared to the spring season, but it … Continue reading

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New video: How to validate your corn root worm management

Bryan Jensen, IPM Program Mid to late July in Wisconsin is the time you can validate your corn rootworm management decisions by checking for root damage. This is the time period just after feeding damage would have occurred, and just … Continue reading

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Crop and Pest Management Workshop Aug 5

Registration is still open for UW-Madison Integrated Pest Management Program’s Crop & Pest Management Workshop to be held August 5, 2014. FAST and easy ONLINE registration by credit card: Crop & Pest Management Workshop Date:               August 5, 2014 Location:         Arlington … Continue reading

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2014 Agronomy/Soils Field Day Highlights UW-Madison Research

The Departments of Agronomy and Soil Science in conjunction with the Arlington Agricultural Research Station will host their annual field day on August 27, 2014. The field day will highlight UW-Madison research on emerging technologies, greenhouse gases in agriculture, and … Continue reading

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WI Vegetable Crop Update issue 10, June 20

In This Issue Vydate registration updates – onion Late blight updates Blitecast and P-Days for late blight and early blight management Crop Diagnostic Training Workshops Calendar of Events June 26 – WI IPM Field Day, Arlington Ag Research Station, Arlington, … Continue reading

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