Category Archives: Crops

Soybean Management Strategies to Facilitate Timely Winter Wheat Establishment in 2017

Dr. Adam Gaspar and Dr. Shawn P. Conley Winter wheat acres across WI have declined over the past few years due to late grain harvests, disease concerns (FHB or scab) and poor wheat prices, however anyone that lives and works … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News, Issue 2

Janet van Zoeren, Christelle Guédot, and Amaya Atucha, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Departments of Entomology and Horticulture Here is volume 2’s 2nd issue of the Wisconsin Fruit News: http://go.wisc.edu/ai46ou In it you will find information about: Photo guide for disease ID … Continue reading

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Consider cover crop plans for summer and fall when selecting crop herbicides this spring

Kevin Shelley and Dan Smith, UWEX Nutrient and Pest Management Program If a cover crop will be planted later this cropping season, consider the rotational restrictions for any herbicides used in the field this spring, or the past few seasons. … Continue reading

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Variable Rate Seeding Prescription Maps for Soybean

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Looks like many of us will be sitting around for the next 7 to 10 days twiddling our thumbs watching it rain. If you get bored and look to try writing a … Continue reading

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Options for Alfalfa Removal in Spring

Mark Renz Extension Weed Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison While removal of old stands is recommended with fall applications, many fields are now slated for removal due to winter-kill and changes in cropping plans for the field. This can be challenging, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News, Issue 1

Janet van Zoeren, Christelle Guédot, and Amaya Atucha, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Departments of Entomology and Horticulture Here is volume 2’s 1st issue of the Wisconsin Fruit News: http://go.wisc.edu/unkps2 In it you will find information about: Insecticide Update Plant Disease Diagnostic … Continue reading

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Planting Date and Maturity Group Considerations Moving into a Potentially Early Spring 2017

Dr. Adam Gaspar and Dr. Shawn P. Conley Early May planting in Wisconsin has been documented to increase yield due to increased light interception (Gaspar and Conley, 2015).  Earlier planting dates are able to increase light interception in two ways, … Continue reading

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Hay Desiccants and Preservatives

Dan Undersander, UW-Extension Forage Agronomist Hay preservatives can reduce the spoilage and heating losses from hay baled wetter than optimum. First, it is important to recognize that two totally different types of products with different modes of action are sold: one … Continue reading

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Cutting Alfalfa Very Frequently

Dan Undersander, UW-Extension Forage Agronomist There has been some interest in cutting alfalfa frequently to get very low fiber for dairy rations. We had a study in 2000 and 2001 where we compared 20 alfalfa varieties with and without wheel traffic. … Continue reading

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The Seed Variety Database is Now Live

Badgerbean is proud to introduce a grower-generated database that will allow you to look up seed varieties with identical genetics. We designed this tool for farmers across the country to help each other find the Seed Varieties they need, when they … Continue reading

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