Category Archives: Crops

Monitor Seedcorn Maggot Degree Days for Successful Planting of Untreated Soybean Seed

Kevin Shelley, UW Nutrient and Pest Management Program In this year of predicted tight margins for producing field crops, farmers are asking which expenses they might be able to cut—treated soybean seed might be an option. Soybeans are often planted … Continue reading

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Notes from the ARS cover crop plots

Liz Bosak, Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison This past week at Arlington Agricultural Research Station, the pre-season activities increased with fields starting to dry out, deliveries of seed and supplies, and a rush to finish any winter equipment maintenance.   A … Continue reading

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Assessing Alfalfa Stands

Dan Undersander Hopefully, most alfalfa will come through the winter in good shape.  However, there are some areas where alfalfa will show signs of injury or winterkill due to the lack of snow cover over winter.  We expect that winterkill … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board Continues Free Nematode Testing Program for 2015

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Four out of every five animals on earth today is a nematode so it is not surprising that agricultural fields are home to many nematode species. Fortunately, most nematodes are beneficial to crop … Continue reading

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Soybean Management Strategies to Facilitate Timely Winter Wheat Establishment

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Winter wheat acres across WI have declined over the past few years due to high corn and soybean prices and late grain harvests. As farmers get ready to kick off the 2015 growing … Continue reading

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Factors to Consider While Assessing Your 2015 Winter Wheat Crop Stand and Spring Nitrogen Timing

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist As the snow begins to melt and we finally put the 2014/15 winter behind us, many growers and consultants alike are beginning to venture out to their winter wheat fields to assess winter … Continue reading

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5 Free apps for Wisconsin crop production

by Roger Schmidt, IPCM computer specialist These five free apps help Wisconsin farmers and crop consultants quickly do calculations and find answers concerning crop and pest management. The apps all use University of Wisconsin science and research-based information sources. By … Continue reading

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How Much Yield Loss Occurs with Corn Hybrids Sold as Organic?

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Farmers growing corn for the organic market often get a premium and rightly so. Organic farmers are required to go through a certification process that requires a fee and extra effort and time for paperwork. … Continue reading

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Do We Grow Another Bushel or Save a Buck?

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist To read the full 5 page article, see http://corn.agronomy.wisc.edu/AA/A122.aspx. Summary The obvious answer is, “Yes!” Most of us try to do both. However, the predictions for the 2015 cropping season are for lower corn prices. Farmers wonder … Continue reading

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Winners of the 2014 WI Soybean Contest are Announced

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The 1st place winner in Division 4, Bahr Farms Inc. of Darlington, grew Channel 2402R2 Brand and harvested 84.99 bu/a. In second place, McComish Family Farms of Shullsburg grew Channel 2402R2 Brand and … Continue reading

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