Category Archives: Crops

Preventing Cover Crops From Becoming Your Next Weed Problem Video

Daniel H. Smith- Nutrient and Pest Management Program University of Wisconsin-Madison Termination of cover crops can be a challenge. A new video from the Nutrient and Pest Management program details preventing cover crops from becoming problematic weeds. As farmers and … Continue reading

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Preventing Cover Crops From Becoming Your Next Weed Problem

Daniel H. Smith, Mimi Broeske, and Kevin Shelley- Nutrient and Pest Management Program University of Wisconsin-Madison Termination of cover crops can be a challenge. A new publication from the Nutrient and Pest Management program details termination techniques, herbicide considerations, herbicides … Continue reading

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New Resource Available for Grain Production in Low-Margin Years

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison A new resource “A4137 – Grain Management Considerations in Low-Margin Years” is now available online for download. This fact sheet is meant to assist you in making informed decisions about … Continue reading

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Response of Broad Spectrum and Target Specific Seed Treatments and Seeding Rate on Soybean Seed Yield, Profitability and Economic Risk

Adam P. Gaspar, Daren S. Mueller, Kiersten A. Wise, Martin I. Chilvers, Albert U. Tenuta and Shawn P. Conley, UW Extension The commercial base (CB) and ILeVO (CB + fluopyram) seed treatments decreased risk and substantially increase profit across a … Continue reading

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2016 Wisconsin Oats and Barley Performance Test Results

Lucia Gutierrez and Shawn Conley The Wisconsin oats and barley performance trials are conducted each year and include released varieties, experimental lines from Wisconsin and Midwestern States, and lines from private companies. The main objective of these trials is to … Continue reading

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Best Management Practices for Growing Second Year Soybeans

Shawn P. Conley, Seth Naeve, John Gaska Before we start, we fully acknowledge our title “Best management practices for growing second year soybeans” is a bit misleading as we do not advocate this practice (its not a BMP!) but we … Continue reading

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Does Strip Tillage or Fertilizer Placement Influence the Soybean Row Spacing Yield Response?

Shawn P. Conley, J Gaska, A Roth, and S Mourtzinis State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist University of Wisconsin, Madison Strip tillage adoption in corn and soybean has increased. This can alleviate cold, compacted soils in rotated production systems. Potential … Continue reading

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State Crop Hybrid/Variety Trials: A Wealth of Information

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Seed is one of the best ways to transfer technology to the farm-gate. Every year universities across the country conduct crop hybrid/variety evaluation programs. The purpose of these programs is to provide unbiased performance comparisons … Continue reading

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New Traits Don’t Automatically Translate to Highest Yield!

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Last week’s announcement by the EPA to register Dicamba formulations for use on Dicamba Tolerant Crops has the soybean world abuzz and for once that buzz isn’t about pollinators! Many of my … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Soybean Variety Performance Trials 2016

Shawn P. Conley, Adam C. Roth and John M. Gaska Department of Agronomy University of Wisconsin, Madison The Wisconsin Soybean Performance Trials are conducted each year with the producer’s needs in mind. Our objective is to give producers the information … Continue reading

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