Category Archives: Crops

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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Soybean Management Strategies to Facilitate Timely Winter Wheat Establishment in 2016

Shawn P. Conley Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist, Department of Agronomy Winter wheat acres across WI have declined over the past few years due to high corn and soybean prices and late grain harvests, however current economic realities suggest an … Continue reading

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Corn Agronomy: Looking ahead to 2016: The Economics

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist This spring farmers have been slow to make decisions on a number of inputs. Reluctance has largely been due to weather concerns and economics. The acreage intentions report last week did not help. Corn and soybean prices … Continue reading

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Corn Agronomy: Do farmer acreage intentions predict actual planted acres?

Last Thursday USDA-NASS came out with crop plating intentions for the U.S. This report along with the ending stocks report dramatically influences markets. Last week was no exception with market prices decreasing  with the news that 2016 corn acreage intentions … Continue reading

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Crop Budget Analyzer

Ken Williams – UW-Extension-Waushara County The decline in grain prices makes it essential for producers to accurately project the potential profitability of the crops they will plant in 2016. Production costs currently are around $500 to $550 per acre for … Continue reading

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Pub: Frost seeding red clover in winter wheat

Grow your own nitrogen! If you plant winter wheat, you have an opportunity to “grow” your own nitrogen (N) to help manage input costs and accrue soil quality benefits. The age-old practice of green manuring, especially in conjunction with wheat, … Continue reading

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Cover cropping – Avoid clover competition

Cover cropping: Avoid clover competition when frost seeding medium red clover into winter wheat Kevin Shelley, UW-Madison Nutrient and Pest Management Program One cover cropping practice used by winter wheat growers involves frost seeding medium red clover seed into the … Continue reading

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In-furrow Product Evaluation in Soybean in 2015

Shawn P. Conley, State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist John Gaska, Outreach Specialist University of Wisconsin, Madison To evaluate the effectiveness and compatibility of various in-furrow products for soybean, field research trials were conducted at 2 locations in Wisconsin in … Continue reading

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Seminar offered on organic grain production and marketing

Organic grain is a fast-growing sector of today’s agricultural economy. Are you or someone you know interested in learning more about organic grain production and marketing? Do you want to benefit from organic grain prices but don’t know how to … Continue reading

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