Category Archives: Crops

Cover Crop Success in Southwest WI

Dan Smith, University of Wisconsin-Madison & Extension Southwest Regional Outreach Specialist Click on the attached document to read about successful cover crops.  They consist of a dairy crop, a beef/cash crop, and a cash crop.  

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Wisconsin Fruit News, Issue 11

Janet van Zoeren, Christelle Guédot, and Amaya Atucha, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Departments of Entomology and Horticulture Here is the 11th issue of the Wisconsin Fruit News: http://go.wisc.edu/w50w88 In it you will find information about: Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic update Endosulfan … Continue reading

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

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Corn In mid-August, USDA-NASS made their initial corn yield projections for the 2016 season. However, September is really the month when we project how our farming skills and previous decisions come together to produce a … Continue reading

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Timing Corn Silage Harvest

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Corn must be ensiled at the proper moisture to get fermentation for preservation. But, determining when to harvest corn at the right whole plant moisture is difficult. Each storage structure properly ensiles at slightly different … Continue reading

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Start Managing for Fusarium Head Blight Now Before You Plant the 2016/17 Crop

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist Damon Smith, State Field Crops Pathology Specialist Most WI winter wheat growers dodged the Fusarium head blight (FHB or scab) bullet in 2016; though many farmers especially those in SW WI became … Continue reading

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Top 8 Recommendations for Winter Wheat Establishment in 2016

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 2016 WI Winter Wheat Performance Test Plant new seed (DO … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News, Issue 10

Janet van Zoeren, Christelle Guédot, and Amaya Atucha, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Departments of Entomology and Horticulture Here is the 10th issue of the Wisconsin Fruit News: http://go.wisc.edu/375j08 In it you will find information about: Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic update Insect … Continue reading

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Intensive Winter Wheat Management

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist John Gaska, Senior Outreach Specialist A research trial was initiated at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station to assess the impact of various management levels (Table 1) on the yield, grain quality, and … Continue reading

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Agronomy/Soils Field Day at ARS is Fast Approaching, Aug 31

Carrie Laboski, Professor & Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist Agronomy/Soils Field Day will be held on August 31. There are five different tours from which to choose, but only three different tour departure times; so plan your day ahead of … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Performance Trials 2016

Shawn Conley, Adam Roth, John Gaska and Damon Smith The Wisconsin Winter Wheat Performance Trials are conducted each year to give growers information to select the best- performing varieties that will satisfy their specific goals. The performance trials are conducted … Continue reading

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