Category Archives: Crops

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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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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Wisconsin Herbicide Mode of Action Chart

Daniel H. Smith and Mimi Broeske, Nutrient and Pest Management Program University of Wisconsin-Madison The Nutrient and Pest Management program has recently updated the Wisconsin herbicide mode of action chart. This publication provides herbicide mode of action, group number, site … Continue reading

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Herbicide Classification “Cheat Sheet” Poster

Shawn P. Conley Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist This chart groups herbicides by their modes of action to assist you in selecting herbicides 1) to maintain greater diversity in herbicide use and 2) to rotate among effective herbicides with different … Continue reading

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Top Four Considerations for Reducing Spray Drift

Shawn P. Conley Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Spray drift is the movement of herbicides and other crop inputs away from intended target sites through the air. Several factors play a role in reducing spray drift, but farmers should pay … Continue reading

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Preventing Cover Crops From Becoming Your Next Weed Problem Video

Daniel H. Smith- Nutrient and Pest Management Program University of Wisconsin-Madison Termination of cover crops can be a challenge. A new video from the Nutrient and Pest Management program details preventing cover crops from becoming problematic weeds. As farmers and … Continue reading

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Preventing Cover Crops From Becoming Your Next Weed Problem

Daniel H. Smith, Mimi Broeske, and Kevin Shelley- Nutrient and Pest Management Program University of Wisconsin-Madison Termination of cover crops can be a challenge. A new publication from the Nutrient and Pest Management program details termination techniques, herbicide considerations, herbicides … Continue reading

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New Resource Available for Grain Production in Low-Margin Years

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison A new resource “A4137 – Grain Management Considerations in Low-Margin Years” is now available online for download. This fact sheet is meant to assist you in making informed decisions about … Continue reading

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Response of Broad Spectrum and Target Specific Seed Treatments and Seeding Rate on Soybean Seed Yield, Profitability and Economic Risk

Adam P. Gaspar, Daren S. Mueller, Kiersten A. Wise, Martin I. Chilvers, Albert U. Tenuta and Shawn P. Conley, UW Extension The commercial base (CB) and ILeVO (CB + fluopyram) seed treatments decreased risk and substantially increase profit across a … Continue reading

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2016 Wisconsin Oats and Barley Performance Test Results

Lucia Gutierrez and Shawn Conley The Wisconsin oats and barley performance trials are conducted each year and include released varieties, experimental lines from Wisconsin and Midwestern States, and lines from private companies. The main objective of these trials is to … Continue reading

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