Category Archives: Crops

Plant analysis are you using it and interpreting the results correctly?

Carrie Laboski, Professor & Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist Over the last two weeks I have received several calls/emails regarding interpretation of plant analysis results. In all situations, the agronomist asked how it was possible for corn plant sample results … Continue reading

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The Nebulous of Non-Nodulating Soybean in 2015 and Again in 2016

Shawn P. Conley Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Every year I get an occasional phone call, email or text regarding issues surrounding soybean nodulation concerns. This year it has been non-stop for several weeks! Here are the top four questions … Continue reading

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Soybean Flowers, Glyphosate Label, and Wheel Track Damage…Oh My!

Shawn P. Conley Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Given the quick start to our soybean growing season we will begin to see many soybean fields begin to flower (R1) over the next week. As we enter the soybean reproductive growth … Continue reading

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2016 Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference

The 2016 Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference will be held Tuesday August 30 in the Lancaster area. The one-day conference, whose theme is “Coupling soil health and economics,” will feature a bus tour highlighting the operations of several local cover crop … 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 As fields begin to dry out and growers look to get across their fields to apply inputs here are a few points to ponder for Midwestern farmers based on our USB funded … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News: Volume 1 Issue 5– June 10, 2016

Janet van Zoeren, Christelle Guédot, and Amaya Atucha, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Departments of Entomology and Horticulture The 5th issue of Wisconsin Fruit News is now available. Click on the link below to view this newsletter: https://fruit.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2016/06/Wisconsin-Fruit-News-vol1-issue5.pdf All newsletters will also be posted … Continue reading

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Assessing Flood Damage to Soybean

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Wheat Specialist University of Wisconsin, Madison Grover Shannon, University of Missouri, Division of Plant Sciences Severe flooding has many low-lying soybean fields underwater. As the water dissipates yield potential and replant questions will arise. Flooding … Continue reading

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Improve Control of Giant Ragweed with New “Focus on Soybean” Webcast

Shawn Conley Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Department of Agronomy Giant ragweed, if left unchecked, will compete with slower growing soybean plants for critical resources and can significantly reduce yield, with losses reaching as high as 30-90 percent in soybean … Continue reading

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What is happening in the corn plant during the month of June?

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Corn planting was nearly complete by the end of last week. As we head into the month of June, the corn plant changes from a juvenile to more of an adult. The seminal roots that … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News: Volume 1 Issue 4– May 27, 2016

The 4th issue of Wisconsin Fruit News is now available. Click on the link below to view this newsletter: https://fruit.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2016/05/Wisconsin-Fruit-News-vol1-issue4.pdf All newsletters will also be posted onto at the Wisconsin Fruit website, available at www.fruit.wisc.edu. There you will also be able to search by category … Continue reading

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