Category Archives: Crops

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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Updating base acres and payment yields under the new Farm Bill

Paul D. Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW-Madison The USDA-FSA just announced that they will begin sending letters to eligible farmers that report two types of information: 1) their current base acres and payment yields, and 2) their historical acres … Continue reading

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Disease Supplement #3 – Vegetable Crop Update 7/30/14

Disease Supplement #3 of the Vegetable Crop Update is now available. This supplement provides updates on the status and management of late blight in tomato and potato in Wisconsin. Earlier today, late blight was confirmed on conventionally managed tomato in … Continue reading

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UW Crop Diagnostic Training Center workshops for 2014

Registration is still open for one of UW-Madison Integrated Pest Management Program’s Crop Diagnostic Training Center workshops for 2014. While the Diagnostic Troubleshooting Workshop was held on July 15, 2014, there is still time to register for the Crop & … Continue reading

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Late Blight Update

Amanda Gevens, Extension Plant Pathologist in Potatoes and Vegetables The late blight collected from potato in Portage County on Friday July 18, 2014 is of the US-8 genotype/strain. This type is resistant to mefenoxam/metalaxyl fungicides (ie: Ridomil) and is an … Continue reading

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Think Twice Before Applying Nitrogen to Poorly Nodulated Soybean Fields

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Over the last 3 days my phone, email and twitter account has been blowing up with questions surrounding poorly nodulated soybeans and my thoughts regarding applying foliar nitrogen to alleviate those symptoms. I … Continue reading

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Harvesting Wet Fields of Alfalfa

Carole Curtis June 2014 has the dubious distinction of being the fifth wettest June in recorded history. Therefore, it’s no surprise that July began with 11 percent of Wisconsin’s first cutting of hay still standing in the fields. “Clearly, we … Continue reading

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Harvest Considerations for a Fusarium Head Blight (Scab) Infected Wheat Fields

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Subsection taken from Smith and Conley 2014. Fusarium Head Blight and Other WinterWheat Diseases in Wisconsin, 2014 A survey of the Wisconsin Winter Wheat Variety Trials indicates that some fields will be at risk … Continue reading

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Bloomin Beans, Glyphosate, and Wheel Track Damage

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The WI soybean crop ranges anywhere from just planted (JP) to beginning flower (R1). As we enter the soybean reproductive growth phase there are a few things to keep in mind. The first … Continue reading

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Wisconsin 2014 Pest Management Field Day

Bryan Jensen, University of Wisconsin IPM Program Pest Management Field Day June 26, 2014, 8:30 am Arlington Agricultural Research Station. Our field day features several topics presented by University of Wisconsin faculty, staff and students. Pre-registration is NOT required and the … Continue reading

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