Category Archives: Crops

2018 Wisconsin Winter Wheat Performance Trials

Shawn P. Conley, Extension Soybean and Small Grains Agronomist, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Wisconsin Winter Wheat Performance Trials are conducted each year to give growers information to select the best-performing varieties … Continue reading

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New Cover Crop Selection Publication

Authors: Kevin Shelley, UWEX Nutrient and Pest Management Program, 608-575-4746 Cover crops following wheat and other short season crops in Wisconsin: Selection and management guidelines. A new cover crops publication is available from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Nutrient and Pest … Continue reading

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Soybean Flowering Fallacy

Shawn P. Conley, Extension Soybean and Small Grains Agronomist, University of Wisconsin-Madison In a bean pod… There is an old rule-of-thumb that soybean does not flower until after the summer solstice — the longest day of the year occurring on … Continue reading

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Reporting Dicamba-Injured Acreage in Wisconsin

by Rodrigo Werle (UW-Madison Extension Cropping Systems Weed Scientist) At the beginning of July, the weather finally became conducive for POST-emergence herbicide applications in southern Wisconsin, including for dicamba application in Xtend (dicamba-tolerant) soybeans. Typically, injury from micro-rates of dicamba (via tank-contamination, … Continue reading

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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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