Category Archives: Crops

Drought 2012: Forward Contracts and Crop Insurance

Drought 2012: Forward Contracts and Crop Insurance Paul D. Mitchell (Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW-Madison/Extension), Brenda Boetel (Agricultural Economics, UW-River Falls/Extension) Many Wisconsin farmers have forward contracts with a local elevator or ethanol plant or have sold futures contracts on … Continue reading

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Getting Additional Forage this Fall

Getting Additional Forage this Fall Dan Undersander (Forage Agronomist), Shawn Conley (Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist) Some farmers need additional forage and want to plant a second crop following wheat or corn taken early for silage due to drought.  As … Continue reading

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Drought Management Information for Corn Growers

Drought Management Information for Corn Growers Joe Lauer has posted several new articles to his blog containing drought management information. You can find links to each of the articles below. We have reprinted one of the articles following the links. … Continue reading

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Getting the Most from Drought Stressed Forages

Getting the Most from Drought Stressed Forages Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist Good management of moisture stressed forages will increase maintenance of a good stand and reduce the loss of forage production.  Management of alfalfa, grass hayfields, pasture and corn each … Continue reading

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Preliminary Wheat Yield Results – Janesville, WI

Preliminary Wheat Yield Results – Janesville, WI Shawn Conley Preliminary winter wheat yields at our Janesville, WI variety trial site have been averaging 85 bu per acre. Test weights have all been above 60 pounds with moisture ranges of 12 … Continue reading

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Economics of Managing Nitrogen for Sweet Corn

Economics of Managing Nitrogen for Sweet Corn Matt Ruark (Dept. of Soil Science), Paul Mitchell (Dept. of Agricultural and Applied Economics) Nitrogen (N) management for processing sweet corn in Wisconsin has proven to be a complex issue. Sweet corn has … Continue reading

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Managing irrigation is key when high air temps expected

by A.J. Bussan, UW Extension Vegetable Specialist, UW-Madison Horticulture Later this week the weather is to turn incredibly hot. For many parts of the state from the Illinois border all the way to Hwy 29 we have seen little precipitation … Continue reading

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Early Season Water Deficit Stress on Southern WI Soybeans

Early Season Water Deficit Stress on Southern WI Soybeans Shawn Conley I went to bed last night hoping this article would not have to be written, but that whopping 0.05 hundredths (or less) of rain we received across much of … Continue reading

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Can plant tissue testing be used to adjust N fertilizer rates for corn?

Can plant tissue testing be used to adjust N fertilizer rates for corn? Carrie Laboski and John Peters, Extension Soil Scientists There has been recent interest among producers and agronomists to use corn plant tissue testing to adjust sidedress N … Continue reading

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Cereal Leaf Beetle and Desiccated Soybean Seeds

Cereal Leaf Beetle and Desiccated Soybean Seeds Shawn Conley Over the weekend two issues came to my attention: 1. It appears that cereal leaf beetle has hit threshold in a few fields. Dean Volenberg noted “Seeing high densities in some … Continue reading

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