Category Archives: Crops

Assessing Flood Damage to Soybean

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Wheat Specialist University of Wisconsin, Madison Severe flooding over the weekend has many low-lying soybean fields underwater. As the water dissipates yield potential and replant questions will arise. Flooding can be divided into either water-logging, … Continue reading

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Armyworms

Bryan Jensen, Dept. of Entomology and IPM Program Armyworms might be something you want to keep an eye open for during the next few weeks. No major concerns have been reported. This is just a heads up. First generation armyworm … Continue reading

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Soybean Injury from Dicamba

Richard Proost, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison Investigations of soybean leaf puckering in Wisconsin have often found the injury was caused by dicamba–a plant growth regulator (Group 4) that is prone to drift and commonly used in … Continue reading

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Soybean Response to Nitrogen Application Across the U.S.

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist U.S. soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] production has increased by 60% from 1996 to 2016 due to a 30% increase in area planted to soybean, and due to better genetics and improved … Continue reading

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Understanding Nutrient Requirements and Utilization for High Yielding Soybeans

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist Soybean genetics and production practices have changed significantly in the past half-century. This has resulted in consistent yield increases of 0.42 bushels per acre per year in addition to physiological changes that … Continue reading

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Are Your Beans “Feelin the Burn”?

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist; Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Weed management has been a significant challenge for many farmers and retailers in 2018. The challenges range from short planting … Continue reading

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Early Season Below Ground Corn Insects

Bryan Jensen, Dept. of Entomology and Integrated Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison As people are getting out to monitor corn health and emergence, I thought I would take a few minutes to review some general damage characteristics of seed … Continue reading

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Potato Leafhoppers

Bryan Jensen, Dept. of Entomology and Integrated Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison Although the Arlington Agricultural Research Station is a small sample size, it appears we have received a migration potato leafhopper lately. No surprise based on the preceding … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – June 6, 2018

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology Team has been busy scouting and rating diseases of winter wheat this past week across the major wheat growing region of the … Continue reading

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UW Research to be Highlighted at Agronomy/Soils Field Day on August 22nd

Carrie Laboski, Professor and Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist, UW-Madison The UW Departments of Agronomy and Soil Science invite you to the Arlington Agricultural Research Station on August 22nd to learn the latest in agronomic research being conducted in the College of … Continue reading

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