Category Archives: Crops

Flooding Effects on Corn

Joe Lauer, UWEX Corn agronomist Originally written February 1, 2006 | Last updated June 02, 2014 Recent rains have caused flooding and ponding in many cornfields. Growers are concerned about corn growth and development and any yield effects that might … Continue reading

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Delayed Planting: Top Three Considerations for Switching Corn Acres to Soybean

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist A tremendous number of corn and soybean acres have been planted over the past 10 days; however C, NC, and NE WI continue to get hammered for the second year in a row … Continue reading

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Recent Cold Temperatures will have Little Impact on WI Winter Wheat Crop

With cold temperatures predicted over the next few days (May 15-17) there are some questions regarding the potential impact on this year’s winter wheat crop. Based on the predicted temperatures reported, widespread significant crop injury is unlikely. The winter wheat crop … Continue reading

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Considerations for Switching Soybean Maturity Groups for Delayed Plantings

Shawn P. Conley, State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist; John Gaska, Outreach Specialist University of Wisconsin, Madison Delayed corn planting coupled with frequent rainfall events and poor planting conditions have postponed soybean planting across many parts of WI. Since we … Continue reading

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Timely video: Soybean Emergence and Germination Common Issues

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Common issues growers may have concerning soybean emergence and germination are discussed by Wisconsin State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Dr. Shawn Conley. In a spring field, Shawn gives tips on seeding depth, … Continue reading

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Hitting the Bull’s Eye When Switching Corn Hybrid Maturity

Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin-Madison This article first appeared May 2013 The 2013 corn growing season is off to its slowest start in a long time. On May 12 USDA-NASS reported  14% of the corn planted. The slowest start ever … Continue reading

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Vegetable Crop Update 5/7/14

The 4th issue of the Vegetable Crop Update is now available.  Follow the link below to view this update.

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Planting Date Effects on Corn Silage Yield and Quality

Planting Date Effects on Corn Silage Yield and Quality Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin – Madison This article first appeared May, 2013 We have written quite a bit about planting date effects on corn grain yield (high moisture and dry … Continue reading

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Optimum Corn Planting Dates Are Later ‘Up North’

Optimum Corn Planting Dates Are Later ‘Up North’ Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin-Madison This article first appeared May, 2013 Optimum corn planting dates vary with latitude. The northern Corn Belt is limited by heat units during the growing season, especially … Continue reading

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The “Double-Whammy” of Delayed Corn Planting

The “Double-Whammy” of Delayed Corn Planting Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin This article first appeared April, 2013 Not all corn farmers and agronomists feel that planting date is a significant yield impact factor. However, in the northern Corn Belt delayed … Continue reading

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