Category Archives: Fertility & Soil

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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2012 Sulfur Fertilizer Price Comparison for Alfalfa

2012 Sulfur Fertilizer Price Comparison for Alfalfa Carrie Laboski, Extension Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Specialist Reports from Southwestern Wisconsin suggest that sulfur deficiency may already be showing up in some alfalfa fields. Sulfur (S) deficient alfalfa will appear lighter … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Certified Soil Testing Laboratories

Wisconsin Certified Soil Testing Laboratories John Peters, Director, UW Soil Testing Laboratories SGS Mowers Soil Testing Plus of Toulon, IL has withdrawn from the Wisconsin certification program.  Therefore, as of March 2012, there are now six laboratories certified by the … Continue reading

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Fertilizer Calculator Spreadsheet

Fertilizer Calculator Spreadsheet Craig Saxe, Agriculture Agent, UWEX Juneau Co. An Excel spreadsheet is now available to help with the math when applying fertilizer to a garden, lawn or small field plot. Using a soil test report and six simple steps, … Continue reading

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Diagnosing nutrient deficiencies in vegetable crops

Diagnosing nutrient deficiencies in vegetable crops Matt Ruark, Extension Soil Scientist Diagnosing nutrient deficiency symptoms in vegetables can be a challenge. They may be crops or plants with which we have little experience working with or the symptoms may not … Continue reading

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Considerations for late season UAN applications Matt Ruark, Extension Soil Scientist When deciding to make any late-season, rescue application of nitrogen (N), you will need to evaluate your N management program relative to the potential for N losses. Heavy rainfalls … Continue reading

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