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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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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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