Category Archives: Crops

Soybean Management Strategies to Facilitate Timely Winter Wheat Establishment

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Winter wheat acres across WI have declined over the past few years due to high corn and soybean prices and late grain harvests. As farmers get ready to kick off the 2015 growing … Continue reading

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Factors to Consider While Assessing Your 2015 Winter Wheat Crop Stand and Spring Nitrogen Timing

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist As the snow begins to melt and we finally put the 2014/15 winter behind us, many growers and consultants alike are beginning to venture out to their winter wheat fields to assess winter … Continue reading

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5 Free apps for Wisconsin crop production

by Roger Schmidt, IPCM computer specialist These five free apps help Wisconsin farmers and crop consultants quickly do calculations and find answers concerning crop and pest management. The apps all use University of Wisconsin science and research-based information sources. By … Continue reading

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How Much Yield Loss Occurs with Corn Hybrids Sold as Organic?

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Farmers growing corn for the organic market often get a premium and rightly so. Organic farmers are required to go through a certification process that requires a fee and extra effort and time for paperwork. … Continue reading

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Do We Grow Another Bushel or Save a Buck?

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist To read the full 5 page article, see http://corn.agronomy.wisc.edu/AA/A122.aspx. Summary The obvious answer is, “Yes!” Most of us try to do both. However, the predictions for the 2015 cropping season are for lower corn prices. Farmers wonder … Continue reading

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Winners of the 2014 WI Soybean Contest are Announced

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The 1st place winner in Division 4, Bahr Farms Inc. of Darlington, grew Channel 2402R2 Brand and harvested 84.99 bu/a. In second place, McComish Family Farms of Shullsburg grew Channel 2402R2 Brand and … Continue reading

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Agronomic Management and Fungicide Effects on Oat Yield and Quality in Wisconsin

Spyridon Mourtzinis, Shawn P. Conley, and John M. Gaska Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison Introduction Oat cultivation in Wisconsin has declined considerably in the last eight decades; nevertheless, it continues to be an important crop in the north central … Continue reading

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New Manure and Legume Credits app for iPhone

Farmers can save money and protect the environment by taking credit for the fertilizer value of manure and legume crops. The value of these credits are subtracted from the base (unadjusted) fertilizer recommendations for a field. This reduces the money … Continue reading

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2014 Wisconsin Corn Hybrid Performance Trials

Joe Lauer, Kent Kohn, and Thierno Diallo Every year, the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences conduct a corn evaluation program in cooperation with the Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association. The purpose of … Continue reading

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Should We Be Using Soybean Maturity Group as a Tool for Variety Selection?

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Over the last decade I have noticed a subtle shift across much of the northern soybean growing region towards planting later maturity group soybeans. This shift, either conscious or unconscious, may be attributed … Continue reading

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