Category Archives: Crops

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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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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