Category Archives: Crops

Soybean Planting Date and Maturity Group Considerations

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist Early May planting in Wisconsin has been documented to increase yield due to increased light interception (Gaspar and Conley, 2015). Earlier planting dates are able to increase light interception in two ways, … Continue reading

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Soybean Management Strategies to Facilitate Timely Winter Wheat Establishment in 2018

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist 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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2018 Wisconsin Soybean Yield Contest

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist The Wisconsin Soybean Association (WSA) Soybean Yield Contest is organized to encourage the development of new and innovative management practices that highlight the importance of using sound cultural practices in Wisconsin soybean … Continue reading

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Cover Crops Do’s & Don’t’s

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist This article uncovers cover crop facts and myths about weed, insect, and disease management. We are roughly a month away from the start of soybean planting and for those of you that have … Continue reading

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The WSMB Free Soybean Cyst Nematode Testing Program

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist  The WI Soybean Marketing Board (WSMB) sponsors free nematode testing to help producers stay ahead of the most important nematode pest of soybean, the soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Eggs of SCN persist … Continue reading

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Analysis of Farmer Field Data for Soybean

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist Average crop yields will need to increase substantially during the next 33 years to meet expected food demand increase while avoiding massive expansion of cropland area (Alexandratos and Bruinsma, 2012; Grassini et … Continue reading

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Soybean Yield Gap Data Collection

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist Dear Wisconsin Crop Producers: We am embarking on a Region‐Wide Project aimed at generating baseline producer data on current soybean management practices in Wisconsin’s production systems. This project is funded by the … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Industrial Hemp Production FAQ Guide

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist Wisconsin growers will be able to grow and process industrial hemp under 2017 Wisconsin Act 100, a law recently passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor. The law directs the … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News- February 2, 2018

Janet van Zoeren and Christelle Guédot, UW-Extension https://go.wisc.edu/0338ow   The Guedot Lab has summarized some of our research findings from the summer of 2017, as well as looking ahead toward 2018. In this issue of the newsletter you can read … Continue reading

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Corn Cost of Production Estimates for 2018

Dr. Joe Lauer, UW-Madison Agronomy and UWEX state corn specialist A new blog post is available on the Wisconsin Corn Agronomy website. “It is difficult to predict the economics of corn production next year. In the last blog we discussed … Continue reading

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