Category Archives: Crops

Don’t Get Lost in the Weeds: Additional Factors to Consider when Selecting Xtend Soybean Varieties

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist; Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Selecting the most appropriate soybean varieties each year is critical for farming operations to remain profitable. Although your top factor … Continue reading

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The Soybean Flowering- Summer Solstice Fallacy

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist Every agronomist has been ingrained with the Nowledge that soybean is considered a “short-day” plant and will not flower until after June 21st a.k.a. the summer solstice. This belief has held true for decades; however, … Continue reading

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Variable Germination and Emergence in Soybean: Which Seeds Are Still Viable?

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist Many of us, including myself, have planted under less than ideal soil conditions this spring.  Often the ground was worked a little on the wet side leading to clods and variable seeding … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – May 30, 2018

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Brian Mueller, Assistant Field Researcher, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison The heavy moisture we have received over the last week, combined with high temperatures in the … Continue reading

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Winter Rye Interseeding- Spring Update Video

Daniel H. Smith- Nutrient and Pest Management Program University of Wisconsin-Madison Interseeding winter rye into silage corn provides many spring benefits. A short video from the Nutrient and Pest Management program details winter rye spring growth and options for establishing … Continue reading

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Adjust Your Seeding Rate But Not Your Maturity Group For Late May Planted Soybean

Authors: S.P.Conley, J.M Gaska, S. Mourtiznis, D. Mueller, A. Varenhorst With only 10 days left in May and roughly 50% of the Midwestern soybean crop planted (WI:33%, IA:58%, SD:24%) what if any production changes should growers consider modifying? Do Not … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – May 21, 2018

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Brian Mueller, Assistant Field Researcher, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Winter wheat in the Uniform Variety Trial located in Sharon, Wisconsin in 2018 The Wisconsin Field … Continue reading

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Soybean Emergence and Germination Issues

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist A new YouTube video is up about common issues growers may have concerning soybean emergence and germination, discussed by Wisconsin State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Dr. Shawn Conley. In a spring … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News- May 4, 2018

Janet van Zoeren and Christelle Guédot, UW-Extension https://go.wisc.edu/vtb7kl   This week you can read about: Insect Diagnostic Lab update Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic update Weed management in established strawberries: can anything be done in spring? Cranberry plant and pest degree-days: May … Continue reading

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Are You PRE-Emergence Ready For Soybean Planting?

by Rodrigo Werle (UW-Madison Extension Cropping Systems Weed Scientist) and Shawn Conley (UW-Madison Extension Soybean and Small Grain Specialist) Spring has finally arrived in Wisconsin and so has the planting season. Before getting your soybeans in the ground, make sure … Continue reading

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