Category Archives: Crops

Vegetable Crop Update 5/7/14

The 4th issue of the Vegetable Crop Update is now available.  Follow the link below to view this update.

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Planting Date Effects on Corn Silage Yield and Quality

Planting Date Effects on Corn Silage Yield and Quality Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin – Madison This article first appeared May, 2013 We have written quite a bit about planting date effects on corn grain yield (high moisture and dry … Continue reading

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Optimum Corn Planting Dates Are Later ‘Up North’

Optimum Corn Planting Dates Are Later ‘Up North’ Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin-Madison This article first appeared May, 2013 Optimum corn planting dates vary with latitude. The northern Corn Belt is limited by heat units during the growing season, especially … Continue reading

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The “Double-Whammy” of Delayed Corn Planting

The “Double-Whammy” of Delayed Corn Planting Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin This article first appeared April, 2013 Not all corn farmers and agronomists feel that planting date is a significant yield impact factor. However, in the northern Corn Belt delayed … Continue reading

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The Best Corn Planting Dates are yet to Come

The Best Corn Planting Dates are yet to Come Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin This article first appeared April 2013. “This year (2013) farmers have been challenged by cool, wet conditions during April. Snow is again forecast for later this week. Even … Continue reading

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UW Crop Diagnostic Training Center workshops for 2014

Registration is open for UW-Madison Integrated Pest Management Program’s two Crop Diagnostic Training Center workshops for 2014. The Diagnostic Troubleshooting Workshop will be held July 15, 2014. The Crop & Pest Management Workshop will be held August 5, 2014. FAST … Continue reading

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Economic Risk and Profitability of Soybean Seed Treatments at Reduced Seeding Rates

Adam P Gaspar, Shawn P Conley and John Gaska, Department of Agronomy and Paul Mitchell, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison Introduction Earlier soybean planting coupled with increasing seed costs and higher commodity prices have led to … Continue reading

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Top 5 Recommendations for Soybean Establishment and Yield

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Summary: 1. Planting date matters for northern soybean growers. 2. Use a fungicide and insecticide seed treatment. 3. Plant your soybean seed 1″ deep. 4. In short….if rotating with corn no tillage is … Continue reading

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The Corn-Soybean Rotation X Tillage Interaction: No Tillage Required When Rotating

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist Crop rotation is the easiest yield you can get. I call it “the gift that keeps on giving.” Corn yield increases 10 to 19% when rotated with soybean, while soybean yield increases 14 to 23% when … Continue reading

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Corn Seed Survival

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist While reading the Nation Corn Growers Association Yield Contest results, I was struck by the plant populations at planting and harvest. The average planting population of all entrants in the contest was 33,616 plants/A, while state … Continue reading

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