Category Archives: Crops

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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Avipel Corn Seed Treatment to Repel Sandhill Cranes Receives 24(c) Label

Avipel Corn Seed Treatment to Repel Sandhill Cranes Receives 24(c) Label Eileen Cullen, Extension Entomologist Avipel corn seed treatment received a new 24(c) Special Local Need Registration through WI Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and US EPA.  The … Continue reading

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Slug Management on Soybean

Slug Management on Soybean Ron Hammond, Ph.D. Professor (The Ohio State University) Summary: This presentation will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners in the Midwest, Eastern, and Mid-Atlantic regions manage their slug problems in field crops when using no-till production … Continue reading

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Wheat Stand Assessment: I can tell you if it is alive..too early to say if it is dead!

Wheat Stand Assessment: I can tell you if it is alive..too early to say if it is dead! Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Ice covered wheat fields coupled with strong corn and soybean prices and no field activity … Continue reading

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WSMB Continues Enhanced Nematode Testing Program for 2013

WSMB Continues Enhanced Nematode Testing Program for 2013 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 … Continue reading

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New State All-Time Corn Yield Record Set in 2012

New State All-Time Corn Yield Record Set in 2012 Joe Lauer In spite of the 2012 drought, a new all-time state record corn yield was produced in Portage County. The previous all-time record was from Grant county. A total of … Continue reading

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Winners of the 2012 WI Soybean Contest are Announced

Winners of the 2012 WI Soybean Contest are Announced Shawn Conley, WI State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The 1st place winner in Division 4, Bahr Farms of Belmont grew Trelay 24RR19 and harvested 82.6 bu/a. In second place, Nick … Continue reading

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Cover Crops for Forage, Crop Insurance Rules Change

by Paul D. Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW-Madison For the 2013 crop year, the USDA has changed crop insurance rules pertaining to the insurability of crops planted after cover crops.  Wisconsin farmers may want to take advantage of these changes … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Oats and Barley Performance Tests—2013

Wisconsin Oats and Barley Performance Tests—2013 John Mochon, small grains program manager, and Shawn Conley, soybean and wheat Extension specialist The Wisconsin oats and barley performance trials are conducted each year with the producer’s needs in mind. Trials include released … Continue reading

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