Category Archives: Fertility & Soil

Agronomy/Soils Field Day at ARS is Fast Approaching, Aug 31

Carrie Laboski, Professor & Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist Agronomy/Soils Field Day will be held on August 31. There are five different tours from which to choose, but only three different tour departure times; so plan your day ahead of … Continue reading

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Plant analysis are you using it and interpreting the results correctly?

Carrie Laboski, Professor & Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist Over the last two weeks I have received several calls/emails regarding interpretation of plant analysis results. In all situations, the agronomist asked how it was possible for corn plant sample results … Continue reading

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Nitrogen Applications to Maximize Winter Wheat Yield

Time Your Spring Nitrogen Applications to Maximize Winter Wheat Yield Carrie A.M. Laboski, Professor and Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist Proper timing of spring N application can significantly increase winter wheat yield. To maximize yields, growers should try to apply N … Continue reading

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Video update: Interseeding of cover crops into V5 corn

Interseeding cover crops into corn in Wisconsin: Can it work? Matt Ruark, Associate Professor, Dept. of Soil Science, Dan Smith, Graduate Student, Dept. of Agronomy The short answer is yes. Recent research at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station has demonstrated that … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: Wisconsin Best Management Practices Guide for Soybean

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Shawn Conley, Extension Soybean and Small Grains Specialist, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison Hot off the press is the new Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board and Soy … Continue reading

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Soil Sampling Season Just Around the Corner

Fall is the ideal time of year to conduct routine soil sampling of your cropland.  Not only are there typically more favorable weather conditions for soil sampling as compared to the spring season, but it will also give you the … Continue reading

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Managing Nutrients on Wisconsin Soils

Scott Sturgul – NPM Program Managing Nutrients on Wisconsin Soils is a self-paced seven hour online video workshop designed for agency and industry personnel who desire to have a more in depth knowledge of intermediate to advanced topics in soil … Continue reading

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Safe rates of seed placed starter fertilizer

Carrie Laboski, Professor and Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist Without fail every year after planting, questions start popping up about pop-up fertilizer. The questions always occur when there are emergence or germination issues. So before planting gets into full swing, … Continue reading

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5 Free apps for Wisconsin crop production

by Roger Schmidt, IPCM computer specialist These five free apps help Wisconsin farmers and crop consultants quickly do calculations and find answers concerning crop and pest management. The apps all use University of Wisconsin science and research-based information sources. By … Continue reading

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New Manure and Legume Credits app for iPhone

Farmers can save money and protect the environment by taking credit for the fertilizer value of manure and legume crops. The value of these credits are subtracted from the base (unadjusted) fertilizer recommendations for a field. This reduces the money … Continue reading

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