Category Archives: Crops

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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2013 WI Soybean Yield Contest is Announced

2013 WI Soybean Yield Contest is Announced Shawn Conley, WI State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board launches the 4th annual Wisconsin Soybean Yield Contest. The objective of this program is to encourage the development of … Continue reading

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WI Soy Pod Updates

WI Soy Pod Updates The Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board is happy to provide the Wisconsin Soy Pod Updates!  These informational features give Wisconsin soybean growers the latest planting suggestions; insect and disease updates; and outlook on Wisconsin soybean research. To read … Continue reading

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Planting alfalfa-grass mixtures? Check the plant-back restrictions from previous herbicide applications.

Planting alfalfa-grass mixtures? Check the plant-back restrictions from previous herbicide applications Mark Renz Extension Weed Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Alfalfa plantings are predicted to be higher in 2013 than the past several years in Wisconsin.  While most fields will likely … Continue reading

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Forecasted Cold Temperatures will have Little Impact on WI Winter Wheat Crop

Forecasted Cold Temperatures will have Little Impact on WI Winter Wheat Crop Shawn Conley, WI State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist With cold temperatures, snowfall, and ice accumulation predicted over the next two days (April 12 and 13) there are … Continue reading

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