Category Archives: Crops

Cover Crops Field Day scheduled for October 8

Heidi Johnson, UW-Extension Dane County crops/soils agent, 608-224-3705 Johnson.Heidi@countyofdane.com Cover crops can be used effectively to reduce soil erosion, reduce the need for herbicides and other pesticides, protect water quality by limiting nitrogen (N) leaching, and increase soil organic matter. … Continue reading

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Fall is Still a Good Time to Sample for SCN and Other Plant Parasitic Nematodes

The WI Soybean Marketing Board (WSMB) sponsors free nematode testing to help producers stay ahead of the most important nematode pest of soybean, the soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Eggs of SCN persist in the soil between soybean crops so a … Continue reading

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Harvest Considerations for Variable Soybean Maturity

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Variable soil types, knolls, flooding and drought have left many growers with extreme in-field variability of soybean maturity.   There are areas in fields where the soybean seed is 13% or less moisture adjacent … Continue reading

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Odds My Soybean Crop Will Mature Before A Killing Frost Hits

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The Wisconsin soybean crop is slowly starting to mature, however many growers and crop consultants are still concerned about the risk of frost damage to late planted fields.  In soybean an extended period … Continue reading

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CCA Internship Report

Haley MeLampy, Arlington Ag Research Station The Wisconsin Certified Crop Advisers Board of Directors sponsored a Crop Scout internship this summer. This internship, in its second year, was received by Haley MeLampy from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Haley is a college … Continue reading

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Do Not Plant Saved Wheat Seed This Fall!

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The race to turn the 2014 wheat crop into 2014/15 seed is on and early lab samples confirm that the percent germination from on farm sampled wheat is low. The Wisconsin Crop Improvement … Continue reading

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Top 7 Recommendations for Winter Wheat Establishment in 2014

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist, John Gaska, Outreach Specialist David Marburger, Graduate Student Top 7 winter wheat establishment recommendations: 1. Variety selection: please see the 2014 WI Winter Wheat Performance Test 2. Plant new seed (DO NOT plant saved … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Performance Tests 2014

Shawn Conley, Adam Roth, John Gaska, Damon Smith The Wisconsin Winter Wheat Performance Tests are conducted each year to give growers information to select the best-performing varieties that will satisfy their specific goals. The performance tests are conducted each year … Continue reading

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Farm Bill in action: New type of crop insurance policy for winter wheat available

Paul Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin – Madison Last week the USDA-RMA released information on a new type of crop insurance policy called Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) that is now available in 11 Wisconsin counties.  Here is … Continue reading

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2014 WI Soybean Yield Contest Entry Deadline is September 1

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Wisconsin soybean growers have until September 1, 2014 to enter the Wisconsin Soybean Yield Contest. Two winners from each of four geographical districts in the state will receive awards. Follow the link below … Continue reading

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