Category Archives: Crops

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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New Pub: Oat yield and quality in Wisconsin

Agronomic management and fungicide effects on oat yield and quality in Wisconsin Spyridon Mourtzinis, Shawn P. Conley, and John M. Gaska Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison Oat cultivation in Wisconsin has declined considerably in the last eight decades; nevertheless, … Continue reading

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2014 WI Soybean Yield Contest is Announced

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board launches the 5th annual Wisconsin Soybean Yield Contest. The objective of this program is to encourage the development of new, innovative management practices and show the importance of … Continue reading

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Factors to Consider While Assessing Your 2014 Winter Wheat Crop

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist As the snow begins to melt and we finally put the 2013/14 winter behind us, many growers and consultants alike are beginning to venture out to their winter wheat fields to assess winter … Continue reading

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WSMB Continues Enhanced Nematode Testing Program for 2014

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Four out of every five animals on earth today is a nematode so it is not surprising that agricultural fields are home to many nematode species. Fortunately, most nematodes are beneficial to crop … Continue reading

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