Category Archives: Fertility & Soil

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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Calibrate manure spreaders to determine nutrient credits

Kevin Shelley, UW NPM Program As much of Wisconsin continues to either thaw out, or dry out, now might be a good time for manure spreader weighing and calibration on dairy and livestock farms.  Determining the weight of an average … Continue reading

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New publication from NPM Program- SnapPlus Prep

Kim Meyers, NPM Southwest Wisconsin Regional Specialist SnapPlus Prep is a new publication available from the Nutrient and Pest Management Program.  It provides guidance to help you write a nutrient management plan using SnapPlus software. The publication includes 8 basic steps … Continue reading

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2013 Soil, Water, & Nutrient Management Update Meetings

 Francisco Arriaga, UW-Madison Soil Science To view this announcement as a PDF follow the link below: http://www.soils.wisc.edu/extension/cal/2013area.pdf The Department of Soil Science and the University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension will host eight meetings to provide updates on: Cover crop & fertilizer … Continue reading

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Fall soil sampling: Another challenging prospect?

Carrie A.M. Laboski, Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist The dry conditions over the past four plus weeks may be giving you flash backs to 2012 and leave you wondering when you should soil sample this fall. Keep in mind that … Continue reading

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Late Summer Planting Legumes to Produce Nitrogen Credits for Next Year

Dan Undersander, Department of Agronomy,  Carrie Laboski, Department of Soil Science The high price of nitrogen fertilizer has increased interest in planting a legume crop after wheat or canning crop harvest as a green manure to provide some nitrogen credits for … Continue reading

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