Category Archives: Crops

It’s rained again, what should I do about nitrogen?

Carrie Laboski, Professor and Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist, UW-Madison With continued precipitation and water lying on fields in many areas, growers are becoming concerned about nitrogen loss. This article will explain how to determine if N loss from excessive rainfall … Continue reading

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Dicamba and Soybeans

Daniel H. Smith, Richard Proost, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison New seed technology has expanded the usefulness of the herbicide dicamba. This also means more potential for non-tolerant soybeans and sensitive crops to be exposed to dicamba … Continue reading

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Soybean Flowers, Glyphosate Label, and Wheel Track Damage

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison We saw the first soybean flowers of the year yesterday at the Arlington Ag Research Station. As we enter the soybean reproductive growth phase there … Continue reading

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Using High-Input Systems for Soybean Management Increases Yield but Not Profitability

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison As soybeans finally begin to add trifoliates and begin rapid develop growers will look to get across their fields to apply inputs. Here are a … Continue reading

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Planting Date, Maturity, and Temperature Effects on Soybean Seed Yield and Composition

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison Soybean maturity selection is an important management decision. Maturity group (MG) zones represent regions where a cultivar is best-adapted without implying that MG-specific cultivars cannot … Continue reading

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Video: Using the roller-crimper system with early planted emerged soybean

Erin Silva, Organic and Sustainable Cropping Systems Specialist Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Advantages of planting soybean into boot stage rye, and then crimping 2-3 weeks later over the emerged soybean are demonstrated in the field. Experimental yield … Continue reading

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Wisconsin crop planting progress reports from the USDA

Paul D. Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison Corn planting is at or near 5-yr avg and soybeans are still a little behind that average. Recent good weather for most areas of the state has allowed Wisconsin to make big progress. … Continue reading

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Late and Prevented Planting Coverage and Replant Provisions for Wisconsin Farmers

Paul D. Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison This fact sheet quickly reviews crop insurance rules to remind returning growers and to help new growers understand late and prevented planting dates and options. http://www.aae.wisc.edu/pdmitchell/CropInsurance/LatePreventPlant2017.pdf

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Managing Rained-on Alfalfa for Haylage

Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist, University of Wisconsin Much forage is being rained on.  The following factsheet may be helpful.

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Considerations for 2017 Cover Crop Interseeding

Daniel H. Smith, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, Matt Ruark, Soil Science Extension Specialist, Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison  Cover crop establishment Cover crop establishment following wheat, silage corn, and canning crops can be relatively easy. Corn and soybean production … Continue reading

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