Category Archives: Crops

The Cold Temperatures and Alfalfa

Dr. Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist Concern always arises in cold periods over winter about the effect of the low temperatures on alfalfa winter survival. This is of concern because certainly the alfalfa plant will die if exposed to cold enough … Continue reading

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Economic Risk and Profitability of Soybean Seed Treatments at Reduced Seeding Rates

Adam P Gaspar, Shawn P Conley and John Gaska, Department of Agronomy and Paul Mitchell, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin Madison Introduction Earlier soybean planting coupled with increasing seed costs and higher commodity prices have led … Continue reading

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The Relationship between the Causal Agent of SDS and SCN in Wisconsin

David Marburger, Shawn Conley and John Gaska, Department of Agronomy, UW-Madison; Ann MacGuidwin and Damon Smith, Department of Plant Pathology, UW-Madison Introduction Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) is an economically important pest of soybean in Wisconsin. It was first discovered in … Continue reading

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2013 Wisconsin Corn Hybrid Performance Trials: Grain-Silage-Specialty-Organic

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist Every year, the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences conduct a corn evaluation program in cooperation with the Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association. The purpose of this program is … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Oats and Barley Performance Tests-2014

John Mochon and Shawn Conley The Wisconsin oats and barley performance trials are conducted each year with the producer’s needs in mind. Trials include released varieties, experimental lines from Wisconsin and neighboring states, and lines from private seed companies. The … Continue reading

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2013 Wisconsin Soybean Variety Test Results

Shawn Conley, Adam Roth, John Gaska, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Wisconsin Soybean Variety Test is conducted each year with the producer’s needs in mind. Our objective is to give producers the information to select varieties that will … Continue reading

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Sorghum and Sorghum-sudangrasses & Frost

Dr. Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist Sorghum and sorghum-sudangrasses crosses may be poisonous if grazed or fed improperly.  The danger of prussic acid poisoning is greatest for forage sorghum varieties, less for sorghum-sudangrass crosses, and least for surdangrasses. The young, dark … Continue reading

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Evaluating On-Farm Test Plots

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist               Wisconsin farmers are in the thick of corn harvest. With the delayed frost, some are finishing up silage harvest, while others have begun grain harvest. Early yield indications are … Continue reading

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Protect Your Health When It’s Dusty

John Shutske, UW-Madison Biological Systems Engineering, Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach, CALS Dusty combining conditions have been observed and reported during the last couple weeks of soybean (and corn) harvest in Wisconsin.  Combine operators are far better protected with … Continue reading

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Learn Not to Burn During This Busy Harvest Season!

John Shutske, UW-Madison Biological Systems Engineering, Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach, CALS The late September USDA crop report for Wisconsin shows that we are a bit behind average on harvested acres for corn and soybeans and well behind last … Continue reading

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