Category Archives: Crops

Wisconsin Fruit News, Issue 13

Janet van Zoeren, Christelle Guédot, and Amaya Atucha, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Departments of Entomology and Horticulture Here is the 13th issue of the Wisconsin Fruit News: http://go.wisc.edu/9v7bh7 In it you will find information about: Wrapping things up for the summer … Continue reading

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What is happening in the corn plant during the month of October?

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Corn For most of Wisconsin hybrids (~100 day), each plant typically develops 20-21 leaves, silks about 55-60 days after emergence, and matures about 120 days after emergence. All normal plants follow this same general pattern … Continue reading

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Wet Wisconsin: Moldy Corn and Crop Insurance

Damon L. Smith, Plant Pathology, UW-Madison/Extension Paul D. Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW-Madison/Extension It’s been a warm and wet summer and flooding has recently hit many areas hard in Wisconsin. Due to the heavy moisture we have seen during … Continue reading

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Considerations when using the end-of-season corn stalk nitrate test

Carrie Laboski, Professor & Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist There continues to be interest in taking end-of-season corn stalk samples to assess nitrogen (N) management practices. The purpose of this article is to briefly describe the end-of-season corn stalk nitrate … Continue reading

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Potato Disease Risk Values

Amanda J. Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Vegetable Plant Pathologist Below is a chart of Potato Disease Risk Values, including new totals from September 16.

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Wisconsin Fruit News, Issue 12

Janet van Zoeren, Christelle Guédot, and Amaya Atucha, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Departments of Entomology and Horticulture Here is the 12th issue of the Wisconsin Fruit News: http://go.wisc.edu/9m6gb6 In it you will find information about: Insect Diagnostic Lab update Blueberry virus … Continue reading

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Understanding Soybean Growth and Development: How to Properly Growth Stage Soybean

Mimi Broeske, NPM Program Adam P. Gaspar, Ph.D. Candidate John M. Gaska, Senior Research Agronomist Shawn P. Conley, Extension Soybean Specialist Understanding growth stages can help to use production practices more timely and efficiently to obtain higher yields.  This applies … Continue reading

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Cover Crop Success in Southwest WI

Dan Smith, University of Wisconsin-Madison & Extension Southwest Regional Outreach Specialist Click on the attached document to read about successful cover crops.  They consist of a dairy crop, a beef/cash crop, and a cash crop.  

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Wisconsin Fruit News, Issue 11

Janet van Zoeren, Christelle Guédot, and Amaya Atucha, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Departments of Entomology and Horticulture Here is the 11th issue of the Wisconsin Fruit News: http://go.wisc.edu/w50w88 In it you will find information about: Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic update Endosulfan … Continue reading

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What is happening in the corn plant during the month of September?

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Corn In mid-August, USDA-NASS made their initial corn yield projections for the 2016 season. However, September is really the month when we project how our farming skills and previous decisions come together to produce a … Continue reading

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