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5 Free apps for Wisconsin crop production

by Roger Schmidt, IPCM computer specialist These five free apps help Wisconsin farmers and crop consultants quickly do calculations and find answers concerning crop and pest management. The apps all use University of Wisconsin science and research-based information sources. By … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager issue 2-12-15

The current issue of the Wisconsin Crop Manager is now available. Click on the link below to view or download this issue. This PDF contains all on the articles that have appeared on our blog site since the last issue. Articles … Continue reading

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Video series focuses on field crop management

What are the six most critical stages in the life of a corn plant? Why is variety selection important to soybean yield? During what growth stage are crops most susceptible to disease? What is in a routine soil test? How … Continue reading

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Managing Corn Rootworm in 2015

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program You are probably aware that Bt CRW hybrid field performance issues are occurring. Several states in the Midwest, including Wisconsin, have experienced control problems for several of the Bt proteins. Although my impression … Continue reading

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Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic Update, Feb 6

Brian Hudelson, Sean Toporek and Joyce Wu UW-Madison/Extension The PDDC receives samples of many plant and soil samples from around the state. The following diseases/disorders have been identified at the PDDC from January 31, 2015 through February 6, 2015. Plant/Sample type, … Continue reading

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Webinar series on irrigation and water management

UW Extension is setting up a Professional Development opportunity on Irrigation systems and Irrigation water management to help us all increase our knowledge about how to use water efficiently. Irrigation has been a hot topic in some parts of Wisconsin … Continue reading

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How Much Yield Loss Occurs with Corn Hybrids Sold as Organic?

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Farmers growing corn for the organic market often get a premium and rightly so. Organic farmers are required to go through a certification process that requires a fee and extra effort and time for paperwork. … Continue reading

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Do We Grow Another Bushel or Save a Buck?

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist To read the full 5 page article, see http://corn.agronomy.wisc.edu/AA/A122.aspx. Summary The obvious answer is, “Yes!” Most of us try to do both. However, the predictions for the 2015 cropping season are for lower corn prices. Farmers wonder … Continue reading

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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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