Category Archives: Crops

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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Improve Control of Giant Ragweed with New “Focus on Soybean” Webcast

Shawn Conley Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Department of Agronomy Giant ragweed, if left unchecked, will compete with slower growing soybean plants for critical resources and can significantly reduce yield, with losses reaching as high as 30-90 percent in soybean … Continue reading

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

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Corn planting was nearly complete by the end of last week. As we head into the month of June, the corn plant changes from a juvenile to more of an adult. The seminal roots that … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News: Volume 1 Issue 4– May 27, 2016

The 4th 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/36/2016/05/Wisconsin-Fruit-News-vol1-issue4.pdf All newsletters will also be posted onto at the Wisconsin Fruit website, available at www.fruit.wisc.edu. There you will also be able to search by category … Continue reading

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New video about Winter Wheat In-Season Disease Management

Damon Smith, UW-Madison, Extension Field Crops Plant Pathologist Stripe rust is increasing in incidence in some Wisconsin locations, while the overall severity (area of leaf covered by yellow spore-producing pustules) remains low. At the ArlingtonResearch Station location, susceptible varieties in a uniform variety trial … Continue reading

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What about Fungicide on Alfalfa for Dairy Production in Wisconsin?

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Thinking about fungicide for your alfalfa crop in Wisconsin? Typically in a 30-day cutting interval on alfalfa, like that used in dairy production in Wisconsin, foliar diseases cause minimal damage. Coupled … Continue reading

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Strip-Tillage: How does it affect yield in Wisconsin?

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Farmers in Wisconsin are often challenged by cool, wet soils in the spring. Many farmers will chisel plow and field cultivate (2x) to prepare a seedbed to overcome these typical soil condition challenges. Over the … Continue reading

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How long can we continue to plant corn in 2016?

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist With average growing conditions corn planted after June 1 to June 5 in northern and central Wisconsin and after June 10 to June 15 in southern Wisconsin, will probably not mature with reasonable grain yield … Continue reading

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