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Wisconsin Crop Manager April 20, 2017

The 6th 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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What’s Standing Alfalfa Worth in 2017?

Greg Blonde, UW-Extension Agriculture Agent One of the challenges in coming up with a value for standing hay is the lack of established market price information like corn and soybeans. Another challenge is multiple cuttings of hay versus a single harvest … 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 April 8, 2017 through April 14, 2017. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News, Issue 1

Janet van Zoeren, Christelle Guédot, and Amaya Atucha, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Departments of Entomology and Horticulture Here is volume 2’s 1st issue of the Wisconsin Fruit News: http://go.wisc.edu/unkps2 In it you will find information about: Insecticide Update Plant Disease Diagnostic … Continue reading

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Bulk Ordering Pest Management in Wisconsin Field Crops (A3646)

Bryan Jensen, IPM Program and UW Extension Bulk ordering (A3646) Pest Management in WI Field Crops-2017 is now possible through The PAT Store website https://patstore.wisc.edu/secure/browse_cat.asp?category_id=39 at a discounted rate of $10/book if ordered by the box (25/box) + $10/box flat … Continue reading

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Planting Date and Maturity Group Considerations Moving into a Potentially Early Spring 2017

Dr. Adam Gaspar and Dr. Shawn P. Conley Early May planting in Wisconsin has been documented to increase yield due to increased light interception (Gaspar and Conley, 2015).  Earlier planting dates are able to increase light interception in two ways, … Continue reading

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Hay Desiccants and Preservatives

Dan Undersander, UW-Extension Forage Agronomist Hay preservatives can reduce the spoilage and heating losses from hay baled wetter than optimum. First, it is important to recognize that two totally different types of products with different modes of action are sold: one … Continue reading

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Cutting Alfalfa Very Frequently

Dan Undersander, UW-Extension Forage Agronomist There has been some interest in cutting alfalfa frequently to get very low fiber for dairy rations. We had a study in 2000 and 2001 where we compared 20 alfalfa varieties with and without wheel traffic. … Continue reading

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The Seed Variety Database is Now Live

Badgerbean is proud to introduce a grower-generated database that will allow you to look up seed varieties with identical genetics. We designed this tool for farmers across the country to help each other find the Seed Varieties they need, when they … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager April 6, 2017

The 5th 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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