Category Archives: Crops

Chilton Wheat and FHB (Scab) Prediction Map

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Just a quick update on what is happening in the WI wheat world today. The Soybean and Small Grain Research Crew was at Chilton today after digging soybean roots at Arlington this morning. … Continue reading

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Prevented Planting Options for Insured Wisconsin Farmers

Paul D. Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW-Madison Assumptions: You bought corn and soybean crop insurance with a yield history of 160 bu/ac for the corn and 40 bu/ac for the soybeans. With 75% Revenue Protection on both crops, your … Continue reading

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Can Corn Silage Energy Pools be Manipulated Using Brown Midrib Technology?

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist, University of Wisconsin-Madison The energy in corn silage comes from two energy pools: NDFD and Starch. The NDFD energy pool is derived from stover which consists of the stalk, leaves, tassel, cob, ear shank and husk … Continue reading

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How Late Can I Plant Corn?

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist, University of Wisconsin-Madison The last USDA-NASS report indicated that 74% of the Wisconsin corn acres have been planted, so we still have over 1 million acres to plant. As weather delays continue, I am getting more … Continue reading

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Anthesis (Flowering) in Wheat

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Dr. Shawn Conley, the Wisconsin soybean and small grains Extension specialist, visits a wheat field to demonstrate the process. To view the video click on the image below:

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

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Instead of complaining right off the bat let me be a glass half full kinda guy….well it looks like the drought of 2012 appears to be over! Ok…with that being said lets talk … Continue reading

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Switch Dates For Corn Silage

Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Corn Agronomist The Wisconsin USDA-NASS Crop Progress report for May 20 indicated that only 43% of the corn crop had been planted.  For Week 20, only the growing seasons of 1996 (38%) and 1979 (40%) … Continue reading

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Late and Prevented Planting Coverage and Replant Provisions

Paul D. Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW-Madison The cool wet weather this spring delayed planting for many Wisconsin farmers.  As of May 28, USDA reports that only 64% of Wisconsin corn and 29% of soybeans have been planted, well … Continue reading

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Consultant alfalfa winter injury survey

Dr. Dan Undersander, Extension and Forage Agronomist Wisconsin Forage Team and The University of Minnesota are working to better understand the scope, severity and causes of this year’s alfalfa winter injury that has been reported throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. We are … Continue reading

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Identifying the Hollow Stem and Jointing Growth Stages in Wheat Video

Identifying the Hollow Stem and Jointing Growth Stages in Wheat Video Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Dr. Shawn Conley, the Wisconsin soybean and small grains Extension specialist, visits a wheat field to demonstrate the process. To view this … Continue reading

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