Category Archives: Crops

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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Wheat Scouting Update and Disease Thresholds

Wheat Scouting Update and Disease Thresholds Shawn Conley A check of our research studies found that the wheat crop is at the Feekes 6 and 7 growth stages (first and second nodes) across the state. This is an important time … Continue reading

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2012 Sulfur Fertilizer Price Comparison for Alfalfa

2012 Sulfur Fertilizer Price Comparison for Alfalfa Carrie Laboski, Extension Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Specialist Reports from Southwestern Wisconsin suggest that sulfur deficiency may already be showing up in some alfalfa fields. Sulfur (S) deficient alfalfa will appear lighter … Continue reading

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The National Soybean Sustainability Initiative Online Survey Tool

The National Soybean Sustainability Initiative Online Survey Tool Shawn Conley, Vince David, Carrie Laboski, Paul Mitchell, Paul Esker, Jed Colquhoun, AJ Bussan, Jeff Wyman and Deana Knuteson Soybean production is a critically important component of US agriculture both domestically and … Continue reading

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WSMB Offers Enhanced Nematode Testing Program for 2012

WSMB Offers Enhanced Nematode Testing Program for 2012 Shawn Conley, WI State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Four out of every five animals on earth today is a nematode so it is not surprising that agricultural fields are home to many … Continue reading

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Crop Management Info Courtesy of the Soybean Checkoff

Access a Wealth of Crop Management Info Courtesy of the Soybean Checkoff Paul Esker, Professor; Escuela de Agronomía; Universidad de Costa Rica NOTE: THIS OFFER IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE! As part of its tech transfer efforts, the United Soybean Board … Continue reading

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Patience When Thinking about Planting Corn this Year

Patience When Thinking about Planting Corn this Year Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist The weather this year has many farmers and agronomists wondering, “What if?” What if I had planted in March? What if I plant before crop insurance kicks in … Continue reading

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Interseeding Red Clover with no Frost and Advancing Wheat Growth Stage

Interseeding Red Clover with no Frost and Advancing Wheat Growth Stage Jim Stute, Rock County UW-Extension, Shawn Conley, Soybean and Small Grains Extension Specialist, Kevin Shelley, NPM Program The unusually warm weather of the past few weeks prevented traditional conditions … Continue reading

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Crop Insurance Implications of Planting Crops Early

Crop Insurance Implications of Planting Crops Early Paul D. Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW-Madison With the continuing record-breaking temperatures and sunshine warming soils this year, some farmers may be thinking of planting their crops earlier than usual.  Climatologists and … Continue reading

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Is My Winter Wheat at Risk?

Is My Winter Wheat at Risk? Shawn Conley, Soybean Extension Specialist Warm weather coupled with lack of snow cover have prompted many questions regarding the relative winterhardiness of Wisconsin’s winter wheat crop. Though daytime temperatures have risen into the 40’s … Continue reading

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