Category Archives: Crops

Wisconsin Fruit News – Volume 3, Issue 12

Janet van Zoeren and Christelle Guédot, UW-Extension https://go.wisc.edu/82ztvx This will be our final issue of the Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter for this season. We hope you found it interesting, and look forward to beginning again next spring. Happy fall! This week … Continue reading

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Handling Flooded and Down Corn at Silage and Grain Harvest

  Dr. Joe Lauer, UW-Madison Agronomy and UWEX state corn specialist Rain events during August produced localized flooding affecting numerous corn fields. Recent high winds combined with saturated soils have resulted in lodged corn. All this is occurring at the … Continue reading

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Managing Volunteer Wheat in Late Summer Seeded Alfalfa

Mark Renz, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, University of Wisconsin This summer is shaping up to be a great year for volunteer wheat in our late summer seeded alfalfa stands. This “weed” often raises questions about whether it should be … Continue reading

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Top 8 Recommendations for Winter Wheat Establishment in 2018

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist; John Gaska, Outreach Specialist; Damon Smith, State Field Crops Pathology Specialist Top 8 winter wheat establishment recommendations: Variety selection: please see the 2018 WI Winter Wheat Performance Test Plant new seed (DO … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News – Volume 3, Issue 10

Janet van Zoeren and Christelle Guédot, UW-Extension https://go.wisc.edu/z7573w   Cooler temperatures and rainy days herald the beginning of fall and the harvest season. We hope you’re all gearing up for a great harvest season and a great fall — it’s … Continue reading

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Drought Stricken Soybeans..Should I Leave Them or Take Them for Forage?

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Wheat Specialist University of Wisconsin, Madison To read this article from its original blog, click here. Late soybean plantings followed by dry conditions have some northern WI growers considering chopping their soybean as a forage. … Continue reading

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Assessing Flood Damage to Soybean

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Wheat Specialist University of Wisconsin, Madison; Grover Shannon, Emeritus Professor, University of Missouri, Division of Plant Sciences To view this post on the original website, click here. Severe flooding over the weekend has many low-lying soybean … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Late-Season Soybean Disease Update

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison To read this post from its original site, click here. The calls have been coming in this past week on a couple of soybean diseases. In the southern third of … Continue reading

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Time to Start Getting Alfalfa Field Ready for Winter

Bill Halfman, Monroe County Ag Agent, Carrie Laboski, Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist Management decisions made now can impact how alfalfa stands make it through next winter. This year there were a lot of reports of alfalfa stands coming through winter but … Continue reading

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Survey seeks Wisconsin soybean farmers’ perceptions on dicamba

Dicamba Use in Wisconsin Soybean Production – SURVEY by Rodrigo Werle (UW-Madison Extension Cropping Systems Weed Scientist) In 2017 the Xtend soybean technology was completely launched in the United States (e.g., Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] approval of dicamba-tolerant seed trait … Continue reading

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