Category Archives: Crops

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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Considerations for Switching Soybean Maturity Groups for Delayed Plantings

Considerations for Switching Soybean Maturity Groups for Delayed Plantings Shawn P. Conley, State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist John Gaska, Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin, Madison Delayed corn planting coupled with frequent rainfall events and poor planting conditions have postponed … Continue reading

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Alternate Forage Crops

Alternate Forage Crops Dr. Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist, Paul Mitchell, Extension Agricultural Economist The alfalfa winterkill losses are very high.  This problem is especially severe since the drought last summer meant less forage production and no reserves and many shortages. … Continue reading

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Soybean Emergence and Germination Common Issues

Soybean Emergence and Germination Common Issues Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Common issues growers may have concerning soybean emergence and germination are discuss by Wisconsin State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Dr. Shawn Conley. In a spring field, … Continue reading

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Evaluation of Ascend®: Hormones that stimulate corn growth

Evaluation of Ascend®: Hormones that stimulate corn growth Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin – Madison During years with strong grain prices numerous products appear that seem too good to be true. If there was any growing season when a corn root growth enhancer … Continue reading

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Strong genetic differences noted in winter wheat winterkill assessments

Strong genetic differences noted in winter wheat winterkill assessments Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Crop development of the WI winter wheat crop continues at a snail pace (Image 1). In a “normal” year I would be cautioning growers … Continue reading

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Watch for Imbibitional Chilling Injury to Soybean in 2013

Watch for Imbibitional Chilling Injury to Soybean in 2013 Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Imbibitional chilling injury is an annual issue associated with field corn but we rarely associate this damage to soybean. Why am I raising this … Continue reading

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Maximizing Forage in Winter Injured and Killed Stands, Spring of 2013

Maximizing Forage in Winter Injured and Killed Stands, Spring of 2013 Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist We are getting reports of significant alfalfa stand damage across Wisconsin and southern Minnesota. The situations vary from low spots only in fields to significant … Continue reading

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