Category Archives: Crops

Think Twice About Replanting Soybeans

Adam P. Gaspar, Shawn P. Conley, & John M. Gaska Deptartment of Agronomy University of Wisconsin-Madison Soybean planting date trends have steadily shifted earlier within the Northern Corn Belt while inclement weather, insect pressure, and disease pressure associated with spring … Continue reading

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Corn Agronomy: What is happening in the corn plant during the month of May?

Good progress has been made planting corn in Wisconsin. Corn planted was at 56 percent complete, one day behind last year, but 10 days ahead of the five-year average.  Corn emerged was at 6 percent, the same as last year, … Continue reading

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Economic Risk and Profitability of Soybean Seed Treatments at Reduced Seeding Rates

Adam P Gaspar, Shawn P Conley and John Gaska, Department of Agronomy Paul Mitchell, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Introduction Earlier soybean planting coupled with increasing seed costs and higher commodity prices have led to a surge in the … Continue reading

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Termination of Winter Rye and Annual Ryegrass Using Glyphosate

Daniel H. Smith, Nutrient and Pest Management Program Mark Renz, Weed Science Extension Specialist, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison Termination of winter rye and annual ryegrass using glyphosate can be a challenge. A recent study at Arlington Agriculture Research … Continue reading

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Corn Agronomy – Looking ahead to 2016: Planting date decisions

We started planting corn on April 14. Recent planting progress statistics from USDA-NASS indicate that corn planting is progressing slowly in the northern Corn Belt. Only 1% of corn acres had been planted in Wisconsin as of April 17. The … Continue reading

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Using High-Input Systems for Soybean Management Increases Yield but Not Profitability

Shawn P. Conley, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison Increased soybean commodity prices in the last 10 years have generated inter- est in developing high-input systems to increase yield. However, little peer- reviewed information exists about the effects of input-intensive, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News: Volume 1 Issue 1– April 18, 2016

Introducing the Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter Janet van Zoeren, Christelle Guédot, and Amaya Atucha Welcome to the first installment of the Wisconsin Fruit News! This bi-weekly installment will allow us to highlight research regarding our state’s fruit crops, inform you of … Continue reading

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Corn Agronomy – Looking ahead to 2016: Plant density decisions

I have been receiving many questions this year regarding the “correct” plant density for corn. Growers are concerned about 2016 production economics and one input they are looking at is seeding costs related to plant density in the field. The … Continue reading

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Do Crop Rotation and Tillage Influence Seed-applied Inoculant Decisions?

David Marburger, Spyridon Mourtzinis, John Gaska, & Shawn Conley, Department of Agronomy UW-Madison Soybean has the unique ability to form a symbiotic relationship with a soil bacterium, Bradyrhizobium japonicum. This relationship results in biological nitrogen fixation, a process in which atmospheric … Continue reading

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No Silver Bullets in Crop Production

Richard Halopka, CCA Clark County UW-Extension Crops & Soils Agent Media has dramatized the quick solution to any ailment you may have. If you have a pain, a condition, are overweight, etc. there is a pill or remedy that has … Continue reading

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