Category Archives: Crops

Will Corn Mature Before Frost?

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist During cool growing seasons, especially when planting is delayed due to wet spring conditions, growers are concerned about whether their corn is vulnerable and will reach maturity before normal frost dates. Often the range in planting … Continue reading

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Corn Production in the Northern Corn Belt: The Tillage X Rotation Interaction

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist The corn-soybean rotation has become dominant in the Corn Belt of the U.S in the last 30-40 years. When compared to other systems like the wheat system of the Middle East and the rice systems of … Continue reading

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NSSI Survey Results are in

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The results from the  National Sustainable Soybean Initiative’s survey on sustainable practice adoption and the percentage of growers in Illinois and Wisconsin implementing research-based practices are in. Click here to view the final … Continue reading

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Vegetable Crop Update 7/30/13 with Disease Supplement #5

The 14th issue of the Vegetable Crop Update is now available.  This issue also includes Disease Supplement #5.  This Supplement contains more information on late blight in Wisconsin.  To view this issue and the supplement follow the link below.

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Vegetable Crop Update 7/22/13

The 13th issue of the Vegetable Crop Update is now available.  Click below to view this update.

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Accounting for Every Drop of Irrigation Water Podcast

John Panuska, UW-Extension Natural Resources Specialist With the climate conditions we’ve had recently it seems that we’ve had floods or we’ve had droughts, and so water management is obviously a very critical issue for farmers trying to get a good … Continue reading

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Deadline Approaching for Entering the 2013 Wisconsin Soybean Association Yield Contest

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The deadline to enter the 2013 WI Soybean Yield Contest is 8/1/13.  For more information please see the contest brochure or review contest rules and entry form or to read more follow the … Continue reading

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Record When a Field Tassels to Predict Corn Silage Harvest Date

Joe Lauer, UW Extension Corn Agronomist The 2013 growing season was one of the most extended planting seasons since record-keeping began in 1979. Numerous rainfall events delayed spring field work resulting in planting dates that often range from April to June on … Continue reading

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Late Summer Planting Legumes to Produce Nitrogen Credits for Next Year

Dan Undersander, Department of Agronomy,  Carrie Laboski, Department of Soil Science The high price of nitrogen fertilizer has increased interest in planting a legume crop after wheat or canning crop harvest as a green manure to provide some nitrogen credits for … Continue reading

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Bloomin Beans, Glyphosate, and Wheel Track Damage

Shawn Conley, WI Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The Wisconsin soybean crop ranges anywhere from just planted (JP) to beginning flower (R1). As we enter the soybean reproductive growth phase there are a few things to keep in mind… Read more … Continue reading

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