Category Archives: Crops

2014 Wisconsin Corn Hybrid Performance Trials

Joe Lauer, Kent Kohn, and Thierno Diallo Every year, the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences conduct a corn evaluation program in cooperation with the Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association. The purpose of … Continue reading

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Should We Be Using Soybean Maturity Group as a Tool for Variety Selection?

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Over the last decade I have noticed a subtle shift across much of the northern soybean growing region towards planting later maturity group soybeans. This shift, either conscious or unconscious, may be attributed … Continue reading

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Finalists for the 2014 Wisconsin Soybean Yield Contest are Announced

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The 2014 growing season proved to be yet another challenging year for many WI soybean growers.  Given these widespread challenges, we again experienced great interest in the 2014 WSA/WSMB Soybean Yield Contest.  The … Continue reading

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Drastic outdoor cooling may create some grain storage and drying problems

Kenneth Hellevang, Ph.D., PE, Extension Engineer, Professor, North Dakota State University Extension Service The drastic outdoor cooling that has occurred may create some grain storage and drying problems. Following are some questions that I have received and my responses. The … Continue reading

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2014 Wisconsin Soybean Variety Test Results

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The 2014 Wisconsin Soybean Variety Test Results are now available. Click on the link below to view the results. http://www.coolbean.info/pdf/soybean_research/variety_trail_results/2014_Soybean_Trials_FINAL.pdf

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2014 Area Soybean Conference

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The Wisconsin Soybean Association and UW Extension are hosting Area Soybean Conferences on December 2, 3, and 4 in Janesville, Eau Claire and Ripon respectively. The program will feature updates to the Farm … Continue reading

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Deciding when to harvest corn in 2014

Scott Sanford, Sr. Outreach Specialist-Rural Energy Program, UW-Madison Madison, Wis. – Recent reports from around the state indicate that the corn will have higher moisture contents at harvest than typical years. Reports from the week of Oct. 6-10 indicated that … Continue reading

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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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