Category Archives: Crops

2012 Wisconsin Soybean Variety Test Results

2012 Wisconsin Soybean Variety Test Results Shawn P. Conley, Adam C. Roth, and John M. Gaska Department of Agronomy University of Wisconsin, Madison The Wisconsin Soybean Variety Test is conducted each year with the producer’s needs in mind. Our objective … Continue reading

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One-Day Conference: Crop Management in the 21st Century

One-Day Conference:  Crop Management in the 21st Century Amber Radatz, UW-Discovery Farms Program The University of Wisconsin – Discovery Farms Program is conducting a one-day conference on December 12th, in the Wisconsin Dells.  The theme of the day will be … Continue reading

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Grazing Drought Stressed Corn Stalks

Grazing Drought Stressed Corn Stalks Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist Some farmers are beginning to graze drought stressed corn stalks and are encountering nitrate toxicity problems. Remember that nitrate accumulates in the stalk and is more concentrated in the lower stalk … Continue reading

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To Rotate, or Not to Rotate – What Are You Going to Do in 2013?

To Rotate, or Not to Rotate – What Are You Going to Do in 2013? Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist Crop rotation is a universal management practice that has been recognized and exploited for centuries and is a proven process that … Continue reading

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Demonstration/Strip Trials – What should you learn from them?

Demonstration/Strip Trials – What should you learn from them? Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist The drought experienced this year has been unique. Drought occurs somewhere in Wisconsin nearly every production season. What has been unique this year is how widespread the … Continue reading

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New Phytophthora spp. causing root rot on soybean in Wisconsin

New Phytophthora spp. causing root rot on soybean in Wisconsin Damon L. Smith (Plant Pathology, UW-Madison/Extension), Anette Phibbs (State Plant Pathologist and Nematologist, Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection) The 2012 field season has been one for the record … Continue reading

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Late Summer Cutting Management of Alfalfa

Late Summer Cutting Management of Alfalfa Dan Undersander, Extension Forage Agronomist Difficult alfalfa harvesting conditions sometimes result in farmers being off schedule for late summer harvesting alfalfa. This raises the question of best cutting management of alfalfa harvest as the … Continue reading

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Herbicide carryover concerns—-Challenges from the drought will keep on coming

Herbicide carryover concerns—-Challenges from the drought will keep on coming Vince M. Davis, Department of Agronomy, UW-Madison/Extension Is herbicide carryover a concern for fall 2012 and spring 2013 crops?———Yes Are there great remedies and advice to alleviate carryover concerns?——–Few, and … Continue reading

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Fall is Still a Good Time to Sample for SCN and Other Plant Parasitic Nematodes

Fall is Still a Good Time to Sample for SCN and Other Plant Parasitic Nematodes Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The WI Soybean Marketing Board (WSMB) sponsors free nematode testing to help producers stay ahead of the most … Continue reading

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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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