Category Archives: Fertility & Soil

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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44th Annual North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference

Save the Date: November 19-20, 2014 Holiday Inn Airport, Des Moines, IA We would like to invite you to attend the 2014 North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference being held Nov. 19-20 at the Holiday Inn Airport in Des Moines, … Continue reading

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Videos: Soil pit showing long-term conventional vs. no-tillage

Francisco Arriaga, University of Wisconsin Extension Soil Scientist 1. Long-Term Conventional and No-tillage Systems Compared Soil pit discussion of two tillage systems (conventional vs. no-tillage) that have been managed for over 25 years in a corn-soybean rotation. Differences in soil … Continue reading

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2014 Agronomy/Soils Field Day Highlights UW-Madison Research

The Departments of Agronomy and Soil Science in conjunction with the Arlington Agricultural Research Station will host their annual field day on August 27, 2014. The field day will highlight UW-Madison research on emerging technologies, greenhouse gases in agriculture, and … Continue reading

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Potential for Nitrogen Loss Following Heavy Rainfalls

Carrie Laboski, Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Extension Specialist Some areas in the state have experienced heavy rainfall that has resulted in water standing in fields. If you are concerned about potential N loss following heavy rainfall please read: http://www.npketc.info/?p=180 WCM article … Continue reading

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Nutrient Management Plans Working on Wisconsin Farms

Kim Meyer, NPM Southwest Regional Specialist The Nutrient and Pest Management Program, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, have a new brochure available that highlights farmer’s success with nutrient management. Four farmers share their … Continue reading

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