Category Archives: Crops

Hybrid Winter Rye Forage Trial Results – 2018

Shawn P. Conley, Extension Soybean and Small Grains Agronomist, University of Wisconsin-Madison A research trial was established in the fall of 2017 at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station, Arlington, WI to help determine the value of hybrid winter rye as … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News – Volume 3, Issue 7

Janet van Zoeren and Christelle Guédot, UW-Extension https://go.wisc.edu/9ag6yw   This week in the Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter you can read about:   Insect Diagnostic Lab update Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic update White grubs: pests of strawberry roots and foliage Cornell’s online … Continue reading

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Soybean Meal Value Variation: A Case Study in U.S. Swine

Shawn P. Conley, Extension Soybean and Small Grains Agronomist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] is the most important oilseed crop in the U.S., grown mainly as a protein and oil source for animal and human consumption. Upon … Continue reading

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Fusarium Head Blight: What To Do As You Prepare For Wheat Harvest

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Shawn P. Conley, Extension Soybean and Small Grains Agronomist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Figure 1. FHB on some wheat heads. Note the bleached and reddened appearance of infected kernels.   Fusarium head … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News- Volume 3, Issue 6

Janet van Zoeren and Christelle Guédot, UW-Extension https://go.wisc.edu/y70yf3 This week in the WI Fruit News you can read about: Rain and insecticide applications New fruit team publications, and updates to website Insect Diagnostic Lab update Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic update … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – June 26, 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 Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology crew has scouted and rated all winter wheat variety trials across … Continue reading

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Application Window For Most Soybean Herbicides Coming Close To An End

by Rodrigo Werle (UW-Madison Extension Cropping Systems Weed Scientist) Excessive and constant rainfall through the season thus far across southern Wisconsin has challenged timely herbicide applications in our experimental plots. If not raining, the wind was often blowing or the … Continue reading

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New Videos: Early Season Soybean Management

Potential Causes of Poor Soybean Emergence in Cool Wet Soils Dr. Damon Smith, University of Wisconsin-Madison, visits a soybean field that shows signs of low emergence due to soil crusting and Pythium seed rot. The field has experienced cool wet … Continue reading

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Reporting Soybean Crop Injuries

Shawn P. Conley, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Jeremy Ross, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture For many of us in agriculture, 2017 was a year we would like to quickly forget. Unpredictable weather, low crop prices and last, but … Continue reading

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Assessing Flood Damage to Soybean

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Wheat Specialist University of Wisconsin, Madison Severe flooding over the weekend has many low-lying soybean fields underwater. As the water dissipates yield potential and replant questions will arise. Flooding can be divided into either water-logging, … Continue reading

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