Category Archives: Crops

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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Post-freeze supplemental issue of WI Fruit News

It’s been a tough year so far for fruit production. Due to the sudden and unexpected cold temperatures throughout much of the state, we are providing an additional supplementary issue of the Wisconsin Fruit News today, with articles relating to post-frost … Continue reading

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Cover Crops and Crop Insurance in Wisconsin

Daniel H. Smith, Nutrient and Pest Management Program Paul D. Mitchell, Extension State Specialist in Cropping Systems and Environmental Management, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics University of Wisconsin-Madison Wisconsin farmers have increasingly been using cover crops, in part because … Continue reading

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Frost on Corn: The Key is Patience

This past weekend significant areas of northern Wisconsin were affected by frost with temperatures below 28 F. Most corn has either not emerged or is just starting to emerge. The key management practice here will be patience. It will take … Continue reading

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Some Risk for Wheat Crop Injury From Saturday’s Cold Temps

Shawn Conley Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Department of Agronomy Saturday mornings cold temperature may lead to crop injury in low lying areas across Southern WI. Based on the development in our wheat plots the highest risk for yield loss … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News: Volume 1 Issue 3 – May 13, 2016

The 3rd 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-issue3.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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Corn Agronomy: To replant, or not to replant, that is the question

Farmers are faced with replanting decisions every year. Cold temperatures, wet or crusted soils, and/or pesticide or fertilizer injury may reduce seed germination and seedling emergence. After emergence, stands may be further reduced from insects, diseases, wind, frost, hail, and/or … Continue reading

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Think Twice About Replanting Soybeans

Adam P. Gaspar, Shawn P. Conley, & John M. Gaska Deptartment of Agronomy University of Wisconsin-Madison Soybean planting date trends have steadily shifted earlier within the Northern Corn Belt while inclement weather, insect pressure, and disease pressure associated with spring … Continue reading

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Corn Agronomy: What is happening in the corn plant during the month of May?

Good progress has been made planting corn in Wisconsin. Corn planted was at 56 percent complete, one day behind last year, but 10 days ahead of the five-year average.  Corn emerged was at 6 percent, the same as last year, … Continue reading

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Economic Risk and Profitability of Soybean Seed Treatments at Reduced Seeding Rates

Adam P Gaspar, Shawn P Conley and John Gaska, Department of Agronomy Paul Mitchell, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Introduction Earlier soybean planting coupled with increasing seed costs and higher commodity prices have led to a surge in the … Continue reading

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