Category Archives: Crops

Pasture, Rangeland Forage (PRF) Insurance: New in Wisconsin for 2011

Pasture, Rangeland Forage (PRF) Insurance: New in Wisconsin for 2011 David Moll and Paul D. Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW-Madison   Key Points Pasture, Rangeland Forage (PRF), a new crop insurance policy to protect grazing and forage production, is … Continue reading

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Corn N fertilizer rate and N fertilizer price comparison iPhone apps now available in iTunes

Corn N fertilizer rate and N fertilizer price comparison iPhone apps now available in iTunes Carrie Laboski, Extension Soil Scientist, Roger Schmidt and Scott Sturgul, Nutrient and Pest Management (NPM) Program Have you ever needed to know the N rate … Continue reading

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2011 Wisconsin Winter Wheat Performance Test Results Official Publication Now Available

2011 Wisconsin Winter Wheat Performance Test Results Official Publication Now Available Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Wisconsin saw a 37% increase in winter wheat acres harvested (315,000) in the 2010 -2011 growing season compared to the previous year. … Continue reading

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Top 7 Recommendations for Winter Wheat Establishment in 2011

Top 7 Recommendations for Winter Wheat Establishment in 2011 Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist, Paul Esker, Extension Field Crops Plant Pathologist, John Gaska, Outreach Specialist Top 7 Winter wheat establishment recommendations: Variety selection: please see the 2011 … Continue reading

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The Official Draft of the 2011 WI Winter Wheat Performance Test

The Official Draft of the 2011 WI Winter Wheat Performance Test Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist As we await the professionally formatted 2011 WI Winter Wheat Performance Test Results please go to www.coolbean.info to view the official draft … Continue reading

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Yield Response of Flattened (Lodged) Corn

Yield Response of Flattened (Lodged) Corn Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist Last night, July 11, a storm rolled through southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois causing corn to flatten (lodge) in the field. Lodged corn can be seen in a 30-50 mile … Continue reading

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Corn Market Changes

Corn Market Changes David C. Moll, Grain Marketing Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin Extension USDA released two important reports this morning that likely have set the tone for trading through harvest.  The report was very bearish for corn, use of … Continue reading

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Do Foliar Applications of Sugar Improve Soybean Yield?

Do Foliar Applications of Sugar Improve Soybean Yield? Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist High commodity prices have led growers to consider many novel soybean inputs. One input that has garnered considerable attention is the foliar application of sugar … Continue reading

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Considerations for Switching Soybean Maturity Groups for Delayed Plantings

Considerations for Switching Soybean Maturity Groups for Delayed Plantings Shawn P. Conley, State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist, John Gaska, Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin, Madison Delayed corn planting coupled with frequent rainfall events and poor planting conditions have postponed … Continue reading

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Heaving in Alfalfa Fields

Heaving in Alfalfa Fields Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomy Extension Specialist Heaving is problem in some alfalfa stands each year in the Midwest. Heaving occurs on heavy soils that have high moisture contents. Repeated freezing and thawing causes soil expansion and … Continue reading

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