Category Archives: Crops

Drought 2012: Moldy Corn and Crop Insurance

Drought 2012: Moldy Corn and Crop Insurance Damon L. Smith, Plant Pathology (UW-Madison/Extension), Paul D. Mitchell (Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW-Madison/Extension) To download this article as a PDF file click here. Corn harvest is beginning throughout Wisconsin and should proceed … Continue reading

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Is it legal to use a cover crop as a forage crop? Maybe Not

Is it legal to use a cover crop as a forage crop? Maybe NOT… Vince M. Davis, Department of Agronomy, UW-Madison/Extension There are a lot of people interested in establishing cover crops with the intention of harvesting them as an … Continue reading

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Harvest Considerations for Variable Soybean Maturity

Harvest Considerations for Variable Soybean Maturity Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Variable soil types, knolls, and drought have left some growers with extreme in-field variability of soybean maturity.   There are areas in fields where the soybean seed is … Continue reading

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Drought Induced Shatter

Drought Induced Shatter Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The drought of 2012 continues to introduce new issues even as we progress into R7 (beginning maturity) soybean.  Reports out of SW WI and verified at our Lancaster research site … Continue reading

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Fertilizer Needs for Wheat following a Drought

Fertilizer Needs for Wheat following a Drought Carrie A.M. Laboski, Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist As preparations are made for planting the 2013 wheat crop, growers should consider how the 2012 drought might impact their fertilizer needs. There is a … Continue reading

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Top 8 Recommendations for Winter Wheat Establishment in 2012

Top 8 Recommendations for Winter Wheat Establishment in 2012 Shawn Conley (State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist), John Gaska (Outreach Specialist) Top 8 winter wheat establishment recommendations: 1. Variety selection: please see the 2012 WI Winter Wheat Performance Test 2. … Continue reading

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Late Summer Cutting Management of Alfalfa

Late Summer Cutting Management of Alfalfa Dan Undersander (Forage Agronomist) and Bill Bland (Climatologist) Difficult alfalfa harvesting conditions sometimes result in farmers being off schedule for late summer harvesting alfalfa. This raises the question of best management for alfalfa harvest … Continue reading

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Drought 2012: USDA Changes Crop Insurance Rules for Cover Crop Harvesting in Spring 2013

Drought 2012: USDA Changes Crop Insurance Rules for Cover Crop Harvesting in Spring 2013 Paul D. Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW-Madison/Extension A recent UW Extension bulletin explained USDA crop insurance rules applying to farmers growing emergency forage or cover … Continue reading

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Emergency forage and crop insurance rules

Paul D. Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW-Madison/Extension This year, many Wisconsin farmers are looking to plant a late summer/early fall crop to produce some extra forage or simply as a cover crop. This bulletin reminds farmers of crop insurance rules so … Continue reading

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Even in a Drought Late Season Soybean Diseases Can Still Show Up

Even in a Drought Late Season Soybean Diseases Can Still Show Up Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The 2012 growing season has been one of great variability in terms of the weather and its impact on soybean diseases. … Continue reading

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