Category Archives: Equipment

Now is a good time to get manure spreaders calibrated for determining manure nutrient credits

Kevin Shelley, UW NPM Program With profit margins tight, this spring is a good time for manure spreader weighing and calibration on dairy and livestock farms. Determining the weight of an average load of manure is an important step in … Continue reading

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Small Grains Harvest and Combine Fires

John Shutske; Professor & Extension Specialist; Biological Systems Engineering It looks like wheat harvest is rolling in parts of the state.   I saw a post from a friend in New Glarus saying they’d started late yesterday. Just a quick reminder … Continue reading

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Irrigation / Evapotranspiration (ET) Software Tools Update

By John Panuska and Amanda Gevens For growers using ET tools to schedule irrigation you have likely experienced issues with the ET data service. The reason for the service interruption is the unexpected failure of the system software following a … Continue reading

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Webinar series on irrigation and water management

UW Extension is setting up a Professional Development opportunity on Irrigation systems and Irrigation water management to help us all increase our knowledge about how to use water efficiently. Irrigation has been a hot topic in some parts of Wisconsin … Continue reading

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Hop production workshops for sprayer calibration and more

UW-Madison Integrated Pest Management specialist Dan Hieder will be speaking at two hop production workshops held in Waterloo and Arkansaw, WI. Both workshops are the same and are titled “Hop Production in Wisconsin: Sprayer Calibration and Proper Pesticide Application.” Both … Continue reading

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Emergency Irrigation Considerations – July 2012

Emergency Irrigation Considerations – July 2012 Scott Sanford (Extension Engineer) With the extended dry weather and no rain in the forecast, growers are looking for alternatives to supply crops with water. Governor Walker has issued a drought emergency declaration for … Continue reading

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Fall TMR Mixer Maintenance

Fall TMR Mixer Maintenance Matthew Digman, Research Agricultural Engineer, Dairy Forage Research Center (USDA-ARS) As fall field work nears completion, it is now time to focus much-needed attention on our livestock equipment. Preventing a TMR breakdown through regular maintenance is … Continue reading

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Fall TMR mixer maintenance

Fall TMR mixer maintenance Matthew Digman, Research Agricultural Engineer, Dairy Forage Research Center (USDA-ARS) As fall field work nears completion, it is now time to focus much-needed attention on our livestock equipment. Preventing a TMR breakdown through regular maintenance is … Continue reading

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No Matter the Type of Silo – Risk for Silo Gas and Silo Filler’s Disease

No Matter the Type of Silo – Risk for Silo Gas and Silo Filler’s Disease Cheryl Skjolass, Agricultural Safety Specialist, UW-Madison/Cooperative Extension Center for Agricultural Safety and Health The question was asked during a safety presentation “Do we still need … Continue reading

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Calibrating your Forage Harvester’s Yield Monitor

Calibrating your Forage Harvester’s Yield Monitor Matthew Digman, Research Agricultural Engineer, Dairy Forage Research Center (USDA-ARS) and Kevin Shinners, Professor of Agricultural Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison Combines have been monitoring yield since the mid-nineties. Back then, forage yield … Continue reading

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