Category Archives: Crops

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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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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