Category Archives: Fertility & Soil

Time to Start Getting Alfalfa Field Ready for Winter

Bill Halfman, Monroe County Ag Agent, Carrie Laboski, Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist Management decisions made now can impact how alfalfa stands make it through next winter. This year there were a lot of reports of alfalfa stands coming through winter but … Continue reading

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Maintaining Soil Fertility is Important For Soil Health

Carrie Laboski, Professor and Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist, Francisco Arriaga, Professor UW Soil Science, Soil Science Specialist, UW-Madison Maintaining soil fertility is important not only for profitable crop production, but also soil health. In a long-term P and K … Continue reading

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Evaluating the Need for Rescue N Applications

Carrie Laboski, Professor and Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist, UW-Madison Past articles have discussed how to evaluate the need for rescue N applications for corn after excessive rainfall. A recent  study completed at the Marshfield Ag Reserach Station on a somewhat poorly … Continue reading

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UW Research to be Highlighted at Agronomy/Soils Field Day on August 22nd

Carrie Laboski, Professor and Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist, UW-Madison The UW Departments of Agronomy and Soil Science invite you to the Arlington Agricultural Research Station on August 22nd to learn the latest in agronomic research being conducted in the College of … Continue reading

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Fertility Guidelines for Hemp in Wisconsin

Carrie Laboski, Professor & Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist No research has been conducted on the nutritional needs of hemp grown in Wisconsin in 75 years. In order to develop nutrient application guidelines for hemp, available peer reviewed literature as … Continue reading

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Are fall applications of N to winter wheat beneficial?

Carrie Laboski, Professor and Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist, UW-Madison The short answer is maybe. Research in 2014 through 2016 demonstrated that N application at green-up generally resulted in the greatest economic return compared to application at Zadok’s growth stage 30 … Continue reading

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It’s rained again, what should I do about nitrogen?

Carrie Laboski, Professor and Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist, UW-Madison With continued precipitation and water lying on fields in many areas, growers are becoming concerned about nitrogen loss. This article will explain how to determine if N loss from excessive rainfall … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Hosts the 2017 North American Manure Expo: August 22 & 23

If you are interested in the latest equipment and technology for professional manure management, plan to attend the 2017 North American Manure Expo on August 22 and 23, 2017. Wisconsin hosts the Expo this year and it will be held … Continue reading

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Managing 2,4-D and Dicamba in Enlist™ and Xtend® Soybean

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Enlist™ and Xtend® traits are engineered to provide resistance to the group 4 synthetic auxin herbicides 2,4-D and dicamba, respectively. These traits allow, for the first time, POST applications for control of … Continue reading

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Tips for Nitrogen Management in Winter Wheat

Carrie Laboski, Professor and Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist In general, apply N early. At 50% of research sites in 2014 to 2016, N application at green-up out yielded application at Zadoks growth stage 30 (GS30, hollow stem – just … Continue reading

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