Category Archives: Crops

Beautiful Weather for Drying Corn

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist The recent high pressure ridge that has settled over Wisconsin has meant millions of dollars to farmers in reduced drying costs. The favorable weather of sunny, warm days with little rain has allowed the 2015 … Continue reading

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Down Corn

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist The August and September USDA-NASS yield estimates indicate that Wisconsin corn farmers are on-track to produce a record yielding corn crop. We are starting to see lodging issues at Arlington as silage harvest begins. Some … Continue reading

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High Moisture Corn and By-Products

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist As we move into the 2015 harvest season, many growers harvest high moisture corn for feed. The following is a summary of a publication on High Moisture Grain and Grain By-Products, High moisture corn is, as … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: Wisconsin Best Management Practices Guide for Soybean

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Shawn Conley, Extension Soybean and Small Grains Specialist, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison Hot off the press is the new Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board and Soy … Continue reading

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Results of the 2015 Wisconsin Winter Wheat Foliar Fungicide Trial

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison As we head into the 2015/16 Wisconsin winter wheat field season, I have received a lot of questions on Fusarium head blight (scab) management due to the heavy … Continue reading

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Start Managing for Fusarium Head Blight Now Before You Plant the 2015/16 Crop

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist Damon Smith, State Field Crops Pathology Specialist The 2014 and 2015 WI winter wheat crops both endured significant Fusarium head blight (FHB or scab) incidence as well as mycotoxin (vomitoxin) dockage and … Continue reading

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Top 8 Recommendations for Winter Wheat Establishment in 2015

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist John Gaska, Outreach Specialist David Marburger, Graduate Student Damon Smith, State Field Crops Pathology Specialist Top 8 winter wheat establishment recommendations: Variety selection: please see the 2015 WI Winter Wheat Performance Test … Continue reading

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Interseeding cover crops into V5 corn

Daniel H. Smith and Mark Renz, Department of Agronomy Matt Ruark and Francisco Arriaga, Department of Soil Science Wisconsin growers are increasingly interested in utilizing cover crops. While cover crop establishment is relatively easy following corn silage, small grains, and … Continue reading

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2015 Wisconsin Winter Wheat Performance Trials

Shawn Conley, Adam Roth, John Gaska, and Damon Smith; Departments of Agronomy and Plant Pathology The Wisconsin Winter Wheat Performance Trials are conducted each year to give growers information to select the best-performing varieties that will satisfy their specific goals. … Continue reading

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Advances using the roller-crimper for organic no-till in Wisconsin

Erin Silva, Organic and Sustainable Cropping Systems Specialist. UW-Madison This video demonstrates some basic components to integrate cover crop-based no-till on Wisconsin farms, as well as some specific equipment modifications to make the technique more successful. Interest in organic no-till production … Continue reading

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