Category Archives: Crops

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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Corn Planting Date Concerns for 2017

Dr. Joe Lauer, UW-Madison Agronomy and UWEX state corn specialist, has added a new article to his blog. Below, find and excerpt and link to his website. >> The recent cool, wet weather has some farmers concerned about corn planting. … Continue reading

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TImely video: Cover Crops – Winter Rye After Corn Silage

Harvest of rye as forage in mid to late May, in southern Wisconsin, generally allows subsequent planting of a full season crop such as corn, soybeans or alfalfa seeding. The video linked below provides an introduction to the practice of … Continue reading

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Considering Replanting Soybeans?

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Even though very few soybean acres have been planted in WI there will be many agronomists across the Midwest assessing soybean stands after this deluge subsides. Below please find two resources that … Continue reading

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Soybean Management Strategies to Facilitate Timely Winter Wheat Establishment in 2017

Dr. Adam Gaspar and Dr. Shawn P. Conley Winter wheat acres across WI have declined over the past few years due to late grain harvests, disease concerns (FHB or scab) and poor wheat prices, however anyone that lives and works … 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 volume 2’s 2nd issue of the Wisconsin Fruit News: http://go.wisc.edu/ai46ou In it you will find information about: Photo guide for disease ID … Continue reading

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Consider cover crop plans for summer and fall when selecting crop herbicides this spring

Kevin Shelley and Dan Smith, UWEX Nutrient and Pest Management Program If a cover crop will be planted later this cropping season, consider the rotational restrictions for any herbicides used in the field this spring, or the past few seasons. … Continue reading

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Variable Rate Seeding Prescription Maps for Soybean

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Looks like many of us will be sitting around for the next 7 to 10 days twiddling our thumbs watching it rain. If you get bored and look to try writing a … Continue reading

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Options for Alfalfa Removal in Spring

Mark Renz Extension Weed Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison While removal of old stands is recommended with fall applications, many fields are now slated for removal due to winter-kill and changes in cropping plans for the field. This can be challenging, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News, Issue 1

Janet van Zoeren, Christelle Guédot, and Amaya Atucha, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Departments of Entomology and Horticulture Here is volume 2’s 1st issue of the Wisconsin Fruit News: http://go.wisc.edu/unkps2 In it you will find information about: Insecticide Update Plant Disease Diagnostic … Continue reading

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