Category Archives: Crops

UWEX Team Forage Launches New Web Site

The University of Wisconsin-Extension Team Forage recently updated their web site. In addition to information about the team and its activities, the site accumulates a variety of forage crop resources available from many experts and disciplines within the University of … Continue reading

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Surveys on Cover Crops and Soybean Production

Matt Ruark, Dept. of Soil Science, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison & Univ. of Wisconsin-Extension The North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP) has recently funded an eight-state study to identify and prioritize future research needs on the use of cover crops in … Continue reading

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Cover crop webinar series

Matt Ruark, Department of Soil Science, UW-Madison and UW-Extension Cover crops are an important tool for Wisconsin farmers to prevent erosion, conserve plant nutrients, and to improve the soil condition. However, there are many aspects of cover crop management that … Continue reading

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Broadcast Recording Available from National Cover Crops Conference

To meet some of today’s biggest challenges in agriculture, including rising food demand, a shrinking land base and climate change, farmers should be encouraged to adopt a holistic approach to enriching their most valuable resource – the soil – according … Continue reading

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Think Twice Before Replanting Soybeans

Adam P. Gaspar, Shawn P. Conley, & John M. Gaska Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison Introduction Soybean planting date trends have steadily shifted earlier within the Northern Corn Belt while inclement weather, insect pressure, and disease pressure associated with … Continue reading

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Crop Management Workshops February 21

Crop Management Updates, Hillsboro and Sparta, WI Friday February 21, 2014 9:30 Registration Program 10:00 am to 3:30 pm Jake’s Northwoods Sparta, WI & Hillsboro Firemen’s Community Center Hillsboro, WI Topics: (Speakers will rotate between locations between morning and afternoon) … Continue reading

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Winners of the 2013 WI Soybean Yield Contest are Announced

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The 1st place winner in Division 4, Dean Booth of Cuba City, grew Asgrow AG2431 and harvested 82.7 bu/a.  In second place, Mary Kay Booth of Cuba City grew Asgrow AG2433 and harvested … Continue reading

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Webinar: Corn Rootworm Management in the Transgenic Era

Bryan Jensen, IPM Program A free webinar is being offered by the North Central Region’s extension and research entomologists on February 20, 2014.  Several speakers will present timely topics which are listed below.  The webinar starts at 1 pm and … Continue reading

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WI Soybean Research Program Wisconsin Crop Management Conference Research Presentations

The WI Soybean Research Program Wisconsin Crop Management Conference Research Presentations are now available. The presentations include WCMC 2014: 80 Years of B(reeding) x A(gronomy) Interactions in 30 Minutes or Less, WCMC 2014: Relationship Between SDS and SCN in Commercial Soybean … Continue reading

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The Cold Temperatures and Alfalfa

Dr. Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist Concern always arises in cold periods over winter about the effect of the low temperatures on alfalfa winter survival. This is of concern because certainly the alfalfa plant will die if exposed to cold enough … Continue reading

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