Category Archives: Fertility & Soil

Heavy rainfall causes loss of carry-over nitrogen on some fields

Heavy rainfall causes loss of carry-over nitrogen on some fields Carrie Laboski, Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist Last week I answered the question: “Are chances for carry-over N diminishing?” The short answer was maybe. Large amounts of precipitation from last … Continue reading

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Nitrogen Credits Following Winter-killed Alfalfa

Nitrogen Credits Following Winter-killed Alfalfa Carrie Laboski, Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist As alfalfa is greening up across the state, it is becoming apparent that there is a varying amount of winter-killed alfalfa. Based on the amount of winter-kill in … Continue reading

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Are Chances for Carry-Over Nitrogen Diminishing?

Are Chances for Carry-Over Nitrogen Diminishing? Carrie Laboski, Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist With last summer’s drought throughout much of the state, we headed into winter with variable and sometimes high (eg. 325 lb N/a) amounts of nitrate remaining in … Continue reading

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Rains may not completely alleviate herbicide carryover concerns

Rains may not completely alleviate herbicide carryover concerns Vince M. Davis, University of Wisconsin-Madison This is just a reminder that while the excessive rain we’re experiencing is replenishing water in the soil profiles, it may not completely alleviate herbicide carryover … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Certified Soil Testing Laboratories

Wisconsin Certified Soil Testing Laboratories John Peters, Director – UW Soil Testing Laboratories As of April 2013, there are six laboratories certified by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection for soil testing in Wisconsin.  For the 2013 … Continue reading

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Managing Nutrients on Wisconsin Soils Webinar Workshop – 2013

Managing Nutrients on Wisconsin Soils Webinar Workshop – 2013 Presented by: UW-Madison Department of Soil Science and UW-Extension Nutrient & Pest Management Program Managing Nutrients on Wisconsin Soils Workshop is being offered in a webinar format this year with a … Continue reading

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Wondering how much nitrate might be left in the soil from the 2012 crop?

Wondering how much nitrate might be left in the soil from the 2012 crop? Carrie A.M. Laboski, Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist Drought conditions throughout much of Wisconsin in 2012 resulted in yields that were less than growers had been … Continue reading

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When should I soil sample this fall?

When should I soil sample this fall? Carrie A.M. Laboski, Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist This past summer’s drought has left some wondering when they should soil sample this fall. Sampling very dry soil may provide erroneous soil test results … Continue reading

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Planting Winter Wheat into Dry Soil

Planting Winter Wheat into Dry Soil Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Dry soil conditions have sparked many questions from growers on how best to establish their winter wheat crop. As we have been reminded in the drought of … Continue reading

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Two new NPM apps for Android smartphones

The University of Wisconsin Nutrient and Pest Management Program has just released two apps for users of Android smartphones. These apps, which were introduced last year for iPhone and iPad, are now available at the Google market for free installation … Continue reading

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