Category Archives: Crops

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

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist By August two of three corn yield components, ear number and kernel number, have been determined. The final yield component, kernel weight, will largely be determined during the month of August. Preliminary yield estimates can … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News: Volume 1 Issue 8– July 22, 2016

Janet van Zoeren, Christelle Guédot, and Amaya Atucha, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Departments of Entomology and Horticulture The 8th 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/36/2016/07/Wisconsin-Fruit-News-vol1-issue8.pdf In this issue: Plant Disease … Continue reading

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

Kevin Shelley, UW Nutrient and Pest Management Program 608-575-4746 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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Soybean Aphids

Bryan Jensen UW Extension and IPM Program Although soybean aphid populations have been low this growing season, I thought I would offer a quick summary of an article recently written and reviewed by several research and extension entomologist from the … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News: Volume 1 Issue 7– July 8, 2016

Janet van Zoeren, Christelle Guédot, and Amaya Atucha, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Departments of Entomology and Horticulture The 7th 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/36/2016/07/Wisconsin-Fruit-News-vol1-issue7.pdf All newsletters will also be posted … Continue reading

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

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist The corn plant during July transitions from developing vegetative structures to reproductive structures. It is significant for yield in that two of the three components of yield are set up during this month. In the … Continue reading

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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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