Category Archives: Fertility & Soil

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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2013 Agronomy/Soils Field Day at Arlington on August 28th

The Departments of Agronomy and Soil Science in conjunction with the Arlington Agricultural Research Station will host their annual field day on August 28, 2013. The field day will highlight UW-Madison research with a theme of “Risk Mitigation in Today’s … Continue reading

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Potential for Nitrogen Loss Following Heavy Rainfalls

Carrie Laboski, Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Extension Specialist Rainfall totals over the past week (June 19 to 26) in the southern half of Wisconsin range from 1 to 15 plus inches. Many soils are saturated and some fields have had or … Continue reading

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Basic Soil Sampling for Wisconsin Agriculture

Kevin Shelley, Nutrient and Pest Management Program Specialist This video demonstrates the recommended procedures for collecting soil samples for basic, field-average fertility analyses from farm fields in Wisconsin. It also discusses procedures for submitting the samples to a state-certified soil … Continue reading

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Update on Soil Profile Nitrate Concentrations

Update on Soil Profile Nitrate Concentrations Carrie Laboski, Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist The soil nitrate monitoring network website was just updated with soil profile nitrate concentrations for 26 sites throughout Wisconsin. The results are not unlike two weeks ago. … Continue reading

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August 2013 Nitrogen Use Efficiency Conference in Kansas City

August 2013 Nitrogen Use Efficiency Conference in Kansas City Carrie Laboski, Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist I’m passing along some information about a N use efficiency conference that may interest you. Managers and advisers on cropland N management will be … Continue reading

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