Category Archives: Crops

2013 Wisconsin Winter Wheat Performance Test Results

Shawn Conley, Adam Roth, John Gaska 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 at four … Continue reading

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Assessing Hail Damage in Corn

Joe Lauer, UWEX Corn Agronomist This past Tuesday evening, an intense storm with hail and high winds swept through northern Wisconsin. Some hail damage has been reported in western Wisconsin. Any corn knocked down by wind will likely recover since … Continue reading

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Have these Recent Cool Temperatures Impacted my 2013 Soybean Crop..In Short Not Yet

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Delayed soybean plantings coupled with unseasonably cool temperatures in late July and early August have many growers and crop consultants concerned over the stage and state of the WI soybean crop. Though NASS … Continue reading

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Predicting Maturity Date of Late-Planted and Uneven Corn

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist During cool growing seasons, especially when planting is delayed due to wet spring conditions, growers are concerned about whether their corn is vulnerable and will reach maturity before normal frost dates. Often the range in planting … Continue reading

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Will Corn Mature Before Frost?

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist During cool growing seasons, especially when planting is delayed due to wet spring conditions, growers are concerned about whether their corn is vulnerable and will reach maturity before normal frost dates. Often the range in planting … Continue reading

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Corn Production in the Northern Corn Belt: The Tillage X Rotation Interaction

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist The corn-soybean rotation has become dominant in the Corn Belt of the U.S in the last 30-40 years. When compared to other systems like the wheat system of the Middle East and the rice systems of … Continue reading

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NSSI Survey Results are in

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The results from the  National Sustainable Soybean Initiative’s survey on sustainable practice adoption and the percentage of growers in Illinois and Wisconsin implementing research-based practices are in. Click here to view the final … Continue reading

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Vegetable Crop Update 7/30/13 with Disease Supplement #5

The 14th issue of the Vegetable Crop Update is now available.  This issue also includes Disease Supplement #5.  This Supplement contains more information on late blight in Wisconsin.  To view this issue and the supplement follow the link below.

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Vegetable Crop Update 7/22/13

The 13th issue of the Vegetable Crop Update is now available.  Click below to view this update.

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Accounting for Every Drop of Irrigation Water Podcast

John Panuska, UW-Extension Natural Resources Specialist With the climate conditions we’ve had recently it seems that we’ve had floods or we’ve had droughts, and so water management is obviously a very critical issue for farmers trying to get a good … Continue reading

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