Category Archives: Crops

Late and Prevented Planting Coverage and Replant Provisions for Wisconsin Farmers

Paul D. Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison This fact sheet quickly reviews crop insurance rules to remind returning growers and to help new growers understand late and prevented planting dates and options. http://www.aae.wisc.edu/pdmitchell/CropInsurance/LatePreventPlant2017.pdf

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Managing Rained-on Alfalfa for Haylage

Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist, University of Wisconsin Much forage is being rained on.  The following factsheet may be helpful.

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Considerations for 2017 Cover Crop Interseeding

Daniel H. Smith, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, Matt Ruark, Soil Science Extension Specialist, Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison  Cover crop establishment Cover crop establishment following wheat, silage corn, and canning crops can be relatively easy. Corn and soybean production … Continue reading

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Corn Late Planting/Replanting Guidelines

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist This week many farmers will be evaluating corn stands. Find useful links to publications below. http://corn.agronomy.wisc.edu/Pubs/UWEX/A3353.pdf http://corn.agronomy.wisc.edu/Management/L004.aspx

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Rain Rain Go Away Do I Switch to Soybean From Zea May(s)

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist As growers begin to contemplate switching intended corn acres to soybean, here is a quick checklist of points and questions to consider or reconsider before making that switch. Do I have a … Continue reading

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Soybean Emergence and Germination Common Issues

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Attached please find a YouTube video that addresses Soybean Emergence and Germination Common Issues. Loss of cotyledons from last night’s hail events across the Midwest would cause similar yield loss as that … Continue reading

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Soybean Replant Decisions

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist I had sent this posting out ~two weeks ago but our first planted soybeans are just starting to crack so I thought a friendly reminder of these articles would be timely to … Continue reading

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Soybean Growth Stages

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist As soybean begin to crack and we move into post emergent labels and restrictions due to crop growth stage here is a pictorial on Understanding Soybean Growth and Development: How to Properly … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News, Issue 2

Janet van Zoeren, Christelle Guédot, and Amaya Atucha, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Departments of Entomology and Horticulture Here is the 3rd issue of the Wisconsin Fruit News: http://go.wisc.edu/764ov1 In it you will find information about: Promalin, a frost rescue alternative for … Continue reading

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How Quickly Can Farmers Plant Corn in Wisconsin?

Dr. Joe Lauer, UW-Madison Agronomy and UWEX state corn specialist, has added a new article to his blog. Below, find an excerpt and link to his website. http://wisccorn.blogspot.com/2017/05/B087.html Figure 1. Wisconsin corn planting progress from 1987 to 2017. The bold … Continue reading

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