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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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UW-Madison/Extension Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (PDDC) Update

Brian Hudelson, Sean Toporek, Jake Kurczewski and Ann Joy 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 March 4, 2017 through March 10, 2017. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager March 9, 2017

The 3rd issue of the 24th volume of the Wisconsin Crop Manager is now available. Click on the link below to view this issue.

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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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Diagnostics Through the UW-Madison/Extension Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic

Brian Hudelson, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic The UW-Madison/Extension Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic (PDDC) provides unbiased, research-based plant disease identification and control recommendations for agricultural producers and businesses, horticultural producers and businesses, and homeowners throughout Wisconsin. If you … Continue reading

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Western Bean Cutworm Management

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program Although this article may seem premature, the warm weather has gotten me thinking about those insects which could be favored by the abnormally high winter temperatures. Western bean cutworm (WBC) is one insect … Continue reading

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UW-Madison/Extension Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (PDDC) Update

Brian Hudelson, Sean Toporek, Jake Kurczewski and Ann Joy 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 February 18, 2017 through February 24, 2017. … Continue reading

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Recycle your Empty Pesticide Containers — For Free!

Steve Tomasko—UW Pesticide Applicator Training Program Every year farms, coops, lawn care, structural pest control operators and other businesses purchase and empty millions of plastic containers containing pesticides. A large percentage of those empty containers end up in landfills. But … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager February 9, 2017

The 2nd issue of the 24th volume of the Wisconsin Crop Manager is now available. Click on the link below to view this issue.

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