Category Archives: Crops

A Visual Guide to Soybean Growth Stages

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist Understanding and being able to correctly identify the growth stages of soybean is important for making sound agronomic management decisions. This guide describes the growth stages starting with germination, progressing through the … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News-Oct 6, 2017

Janet van Zoeren and Christelle Guédot, UW-Extension http://go.wisc.edu/091685 This is the final newsletter of the 2017 season. Thank you for reading! We look forward to a quiet winter, and to be starting up again in the spring! This week you … Continue reading

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Soybean Response to Nitrogen Application Across the U. S.

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist U.S. soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] production has increased by 60% from 1996 to 2016 due to a 30% increase in area planted to soybean, and due to better genetics and improved … Continue reading

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2018 Weed Management Starts during Harvest 2017

Daniel H. Smith- Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison           As we approach fall and harvest fields that may have weed escapes, we should have a plan to limit the spread of weed seeds. Weeds … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News-Sept 15, 2017

 Janet van Zoeren and Christelle Guédot, UW-Extension http://go.wisc.edu/2971sb We’re nearing the end of the 2017 summer season, and, with that, we’re winding down the newsletter for the year. We will publish one more issue this fall (October 6th). After that, we … Continue reading

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Harvest Considerations for Variable Soybean Maturity

Shawn P. Conley Variable soil types, knolls, flooding and ponding, variable planting dates and late season drought have left many growers with extreme in-field variability of soybean maturity.   There are areas in fields where the soybean seed is 13% or … Continue reading

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Fall is Still a Good Time to Sample for SCN and Other Plant Parasitic Nematodes

Ann MacGuidwin, Damon Smith and Shawn P. Conley The WI Soybean Marketing Board (WSMB) sponsors free nematode testing to help producers stay ahead of the most important nematode pest of soybean, the soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Eggs of SCN persist … Continue reading

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Start Managing for Fusarium Head Blight Before Planting 2017/18 Winter Wheat

By Shawn P. Conley and Damon Smith Most Wisconsin winter wheat growers dodged the Fusarium head blight (FHB or scab) bullet again in 2017.  Though many farmers, especially those in SW WI, became so disgusted with dockage and rejections in … Continue reading

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Top 8 Recommendations for Winter Wheat Establishment in 2017

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 2017 WI Winter Wheat Performance Test Plant new seed (DO … Continue reading

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Research: Key Management Practices That Explain Soybean Yield Gaps

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist, UW-Madison Department of Agronomy To date, identification of causes of yield gaps (difference between maximum yield potential and measured yield in producer yields) has been restricted to small geographic areas. In this study, researchers developed … Continue reading

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