Category Archives: Crops

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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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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