Category Archives: Crops

Yield Response of Flattened (Lodged) Corn

Yield Response of Flattened (Lodged) Corn Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist Last night, July 11, a storm rolled through southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois causing corn to flatten (lodge) in the field. Lodged corn can be seen in a 30-50 mile … Continue reading

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Corn Market Changes

Corn Market Changes David C. Moll, Grain Marketing Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin Extension USDA released two important reports this morning that likely have set the tone for trading through harvest.  The report was very bearish for corn, use of … Continue reading

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Do Foliar Applications of Sugar Improve Soybean Yield?

Do Foliar Applications of Sugar Improve Soybean Yield? Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist High commodity prices have led growers to consider many novel soybean inputs. One input that has garnered considerable attention is the foliar application of sugar … Continue reading

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Considerations for Switching Soybean Maturity Groups for Delayed Plantings

Considerations for Switching Soybean Maturity Groups for Delayed Plantings Shawn P. Conley, State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist, John Gaska, Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin, Madison Delayed corn planting coupled with frequent rainfall events and poor planting conditions have postponed … Continue reading

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Heaving in Alfalfa Fields

Heaving in Alfalfa Fields Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomy Extension Specialist Heaving is problem in some alfalfa stands each year in the Midwest. Heaving occurs on heavy soils that have high moisture contents. Repeated freezing and thawing causes soil expansion and … Continue reading

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Corn Hybrid Relative Maturity Switch Dates for 2011

Corn Hybrid Relative Maturity Switch Dates for 2011 Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist With the cool wet spring we have had so far in 2011, planting corn in northeast Wisconsin has been delayed. In general, if all corn In Wisconsin could be … Continue reading

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Photosensitization of Sheep and Goats from Switchgrass hay

Photosensitization of Sheep and Goats from Switchgrass hay Dan Undersander, Extension Forage Agronomist I have had a couple reports of photosensitization of sheep from feeding switchgrass hay. After feeding the hay a week or two, the sheep started exhibiting extreme sensitivity … Continue reading

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2010 Wisconsin Corn Hybrid Performance Trials: Grain – Silage – Specialty – Organic

2010 Wisconsin Corn Hybrid Performance Trials: Grain – Silage – Specialty – Organic Joe Lauer, Extension Corn Agronomist, UW-Madison Agronomy Dept., Kent Kohn and Thierno Diallo, UW-Madison Agronomy Dept. Every year, the University of Wisconsin Extension-Madison and College of Agricultural … Continue reading

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Radish as a cover crop

Radish as a cover crop Matt Ruark, Extension Soil Scientist, UWEX and Dept. of Soil Science,Kevin Shelley, UW – Nutrient and Pest Management Program,Jim Stute, Extension Agent – Rock County There has been much recent interest in planting forage radish … Continue reading

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Is Land Rolling a Practice for Wisconsin Crop Production?

Is Land Rolling a Practice for Wisconsin Crop Production? Dick Wolkowski, Extension Soil Scientist Land rolling is the practice of pulling large cylindrical rollers over fields with the objective of smoothing the ground. Typically the practice is conducted just prior to … Continue reading

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