Category Archives: Crops

Double Crop Soybeans in WI May be A Gamble Worth Taking in 2012

Double Crop Soybeans in WI May be A Gamble Worth Taking in 2012 Shawn P Conley, State Soybean and Small Grain Specialist and John Gaska, Extension Outreach Specialist The Wisconsin winter wheat crop remains 3 weeks (developmentally) ahead of where … Continue reading

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Minimize Dry Matter Loss by Minimizing Silage Porosity

Minimize Dry Matter Loss by Minimizing Silage Porosity Brian Holmes, University of Wisconsin Madison and Richard Muck, USDA, ARS, US Dairy Forage Research Center-Madison A major dry matter (DM) loss mechanism in silage is deterioration of readily available carbohydrate by … Continue reading

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New video helps with corn replanting descisions

Dr. Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin Agronomy Department and UWEX, takes you into the field to show you how to evaluate your newly planted stand of corn to help determine if you would benefit by replanting. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDc-eGXk2P0[/youtube]   1. Determine … Continue reading

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Managing Hail Damaged Alfalfa and Red Clover

Dr Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin  For determination of keeping stand of new seedings: Determine whether or not the seedlings have developed crowns (pull a plant and feed if ridge between root and top growth which usually develops when plant … Continue reading

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Harvesting Alfalfa in 2012

Harvesting Alfalfa in 2012 Dr. Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin Alfalfa growth started early this spring. We will likely harvest 2 to 3 weeks early to get dairy quality hay across most of the Midwest. There are a couple growth factors have … Continue reading

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Wheat Scouting Update and Disease Thresholds

Wheat Scouting Update and Disease Thresholds Shawn Conley A check of our research studies found that the wheat crop is at the Feekes 6 and 7 growth stages (first and second nodes) across the state. This is an important time … Continue reading

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2012 Sulfur Fertilizer Price Comparison for Alfalfa

2012 Sulfur Fertilizer Price Comparison for Alfalfa Carrie Laboski, Extension Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Specialist Reports from Southwestern Wisconsin suggest that sulfur deficiency may already be showing up in some alfalfa fields. Sulfur (S) deficient alfalfa will appear lighter … Continue reading

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The National Soybean Sustainability Initiative Online Survey Tool

The National Soybean Sustainability Initiative Online Survey Tool Shawn Conley, Vince David, Carrie Laboski, Paul Mitchell, Paul Esker, Jed Colquhoun, AJ Bussan, Jeff Wyman and Deana Knuteson Soybean production is a critically important component of US agriculture both domestically and … Continue reading

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WSMB Offers Enhanced Nematode Testing Program for 2012

WSMB Offers Enhanced Nematode Testing Program for 2012 Shawn Conley, WI State 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 … Continue reading

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Crop Management Info Courtesy of the Soybean Checkoff

Access a Wealth of Crop Management Info Courtesy of the Soybean Checkoff Paul Esker, Professor; Escuela de Agronomía; Universidad de Costa Rica NOTE: THIS OFFER IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE! As part of its tech transfer efforts, the United Soybean Board … Continue reading

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