Category Archives: Crops

Application Window For Most Soybean Herbicides Coming Close To An End

by Rodrigo Werle (UW-Madison Extension Cropping Systems Weed Scientist) Excessive and constant rainfall through the season thus far across southern Wisconsin has challenged timely herbicide applications in our experimental plots. If not raining, the wind was often blowing or the … Continue reading

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New Videos: Early Season Soybean Management

Potential Causes of Poor Soybean Emergence in Cool Wet Soils Dr. Damon Smith, University of Wisconsin-Madison, visits a soybean field that shows signs of low emergence due to soil crusting and Pythium seed rot. The field has experienced cool wet … Continue reading

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Reporting Soybean Crop Injuries

Shawn P. Conley, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Jeremy Ross, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture For many of us in agriculture, 2017 was a year we would like to quickly forget. Unpredictable weather, low crop prices and last, but … Continue reading

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Assessing Flood Damage to Soybean

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Wheat Specialist University of Wisconsin, Madison Severe flooding over the weekend has many low-lying soybean fields underwater. As the water dissipates yield potential and replant questions will arise. Flooding can be divided into either water-logging, … Continue reading

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Armyworms

Bryan Jensen, Dept. of Entomology and IPM Program Armyworms might be something you want to keep an eye open for during the next few weeks. No major concerns have been reported. This is just a heads up. First generation armyworm … Continue reading

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Soybean Injury from Dicamba

Richard Proost, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison Investigations of soybean leaf puckering in Wisconsin have often found the injury was caused by dicamba–a plant growth regulator (Group 4) that is prone to drift and commonly used in … Continue reading

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Soybean Response to Nitrogen Application Across the U.S.

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist U.S. soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] production has increased by 60% from 1996 to 2016 due to a 30% increase in area planted to soybean, and due to better genetics and improved … Continue reading

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Understanding Nutrient Requirements and Utilization for High Yielding Soybeans

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist Soybean genetics and production practices have changed significantly in the past half-century. This has resulted in consistent yield increases of 0.42 bushels per acre per year in addition to physiological changes that … Continue reading

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Are Your Beans “Feelin the Burn”?

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist; Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Weed management has been a significant challenge for many farmers and retailers in 2018. The challenges range from short planting … Continue reading

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Early Season Below Ground Corn Insects

Bryan Jensen, Dept. of Entomology and Integrated Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison As people are getting out to monitor corn health and emergence, I thought I would take a few minutes to review some general damage characteristics of seed … Continue reading

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