Category Archives: Crops

Now is the Time to Begin Evaluating Corn Fields for Harvest

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist For most corn fields in Wisconsin, pollination and the “lag” phase of kernel development is wrapping up and we are in a “linear” phase of development where kernels are accumulating 4-6 bu/A per day. The … Continue reading

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2017 Wisconsin Winter Wheat Performance Trials

Shawn Conley, Adam Roth, John Gaska, Brian Mueller and Damon Smith, Departments of Agronomy and Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural and Life Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Wisconsin Winter Wheat Performance Trials are conducted each year to give growers information … Continue reading

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Wisconsin White Mold Risk Maps

Jaime Willbur, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison Risk of apothecial presence and subsequent white mold development has remained steady since last week in non-irrigated fields (Fig. 1). Higher temperatures have offset higher moisture in these drylands situations to keep … Continue reading

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Soybean Aphid

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program Soybean aphid reports indicate that numbers are still low but isolated hot spots have been found within some fields. Now is the time to initiate field scouting if you haven’t already. I think … Continue reading

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Kernza, Cover Crops and Conservation Field Day at Lancaster July 19

Daniel H. Smith, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Kernza, Cover Crops and Conservation Field Day will provide research updates on projects that enhance soil health and farm profits, as well as an opportunity to see a … Continue reading

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Video: Modifying a no-till drill for cover crop interseeding

Daniel H. Smith, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison A new video from the Nutrient and Pest Management program details how to modify a no-till drill for cover crop interseeding. Smith and the crew at Lancaster Research Station … Continue reading

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Cover crops following wheat or other small grains – Selection and management guidelines

By Kevin Shelley, UW Nutrient and Pest Management Program Following harvest of winter wheat or other small grains in Wisconsin, if not planted to alfalfa, these fields are often left fallow.  However, with more than 40 percent of the growing … Continue reading

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Non-Nodulating Soybean

Non-Nodulating Soybean  in 2015 and Again in 2016 and Again in 2017 Shawn Conley, WI State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist I have received a deluge (pun intended) of questions regarding the overall lack of soybean nodulation and general pale green coloration … Continue reading

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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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