Category Archives: Crops

Harvest timing of winter wheat to maximize yield and minimize elevator discounts

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist John Gaska, Senior Outreach Specialist, Adam Roth, Program Manager A research trial was initiated in the fall of 2017 at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station, Arlington, WI to assess the impact of delayed … Continue reading

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Bt Trait Performance Concerns

Bryan Jensen, Department of Entomology and IPM Program Perhaps not all that surprising was a phone call I recently received regarding poor performance of the Herculex RW (CRY34/35ab1) trait. Although resistance has been documented in other states it was the first … Continue reading

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Starter Fertilizer for Winter Wheat – Two Year Results

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist Research trials were initiated in the fall of 2016 and 2017 at four locations (Arlington, Sharon, Chitlon and Fond du Lac) to assess the impact of starter fertilizer on early season growth, … Continue reading

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Response of Four Oat Varieties to a Plant Growth Regulator and Foliar Fungicide Combination-2018

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist In an Oat Shock: • Trivapro fungicide increased oat yield in Badger, Esker and Shelby 427 oat varieties • Trivapro fungicide plus Palisade PGR reduced lodging in all four varieties tested • … Continue reading

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Intensive Winter Wheat Management – 2018

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist John Gaska, Senior Outreach Specialist, Adam Roth, Program Manager, and Spyridon Mourtzinis, Post-doctoral researcher, Agronomy. Damon Smith, Field Crops Plant Pathologist and Brian Mueller, Asst. Researcher, Plant Pathology A research trial was … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News – Volume 3, Issue 8

Janet van Zoeren and Christelle Guédot, UW-Extension https://go.wisc.edu/c2s8m6   This week in the Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter you can read about:   Insect Diagnostic Lab update Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic update Insecticides for organic berry production Cranberry plant and pest degree-days: … Continue reading

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2018 Wisconsin Winter Wheat Performance Trials

Shawn P. Conley, Extension Soybean and Small Grains Agronomist, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Wisconsin Winter Wheat Performance Trials are conducted each year to give growers information to select the best-performing varieties … Continue reading

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New Cover Crop Selection Publication

Authors: Kevin Shelley, UWEX Nutrient and Pest Management Program, 608-575-4746 Cover crops following wheat and other short season crops in Wisconsin: Selection and management guidelines. A new cover crops publication is available from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Nutrient and Pest … Continue reading

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Soybean Flowering Fallacy

Shawn P. Conley, Extension Soybean and Small Grains Agronomist, University of Wisconsin-Madison In a bean pod… There is an old rule-of-thumb that soybean does not flower until after the summer solstice — the longest day of the year occurring on … Continue reading

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Reporting Dicamba-Injured Acreage in Wisconsin

by Rodrigo Werle (UW-Madison Extension Cropping Systems Weed Scientist) At the beginning of July, the weather finally became conducive for POST-emergence herbicide applications in southern Wisconsin, including for dicamba application in Xtend (dicamba-tolerant) soybeans. Typically, injury from micro-rates of dicamba (via tank-contamination, … Continue reading

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