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Wisconsin Fruit News, Invasive Insects Supplemental Issue

Janet van Zoeren, Christelle Guédot, and Amaya Atucha, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Departments of Entomology and Horticulture Click here for a supplemental issue on invasive insects of the Wisconsin Fruit News. In it you will find information about:  Spotted wing … Continue reading

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Vegetable Crop Update January 14, 2017

Amanda J. Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Vegetable Plant Pathologist 2017’s 1st issue of the Vegetable Crop Update is now available. In this edition, please find information on: Information on spinach downy mildew, seen this fall/winter on spinach in season extension … Continue reading

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2017 Wisconsin Soybean Association Soybean Yield Contest

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Notable changes to the 2017 WSA Yield Contest: Entry fee decreased to $25 per entry Due date is extended to December 15th or 2 weeks post field harvest. Whichever comes first. Simplified … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager March 23, 2017

The 4rd issue of the 24th volume of the Wisconsin Crop Manager is now available. Click on the link below to view this issue.

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Tips for Nitrogen Management in Winter Wheat

Carrie Laboski, Professor and Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist In general, apply N early. At 50% of research sites in 2014 to 2016, N application at green-up out yielded application at Zadoks growth stage 30 (GS30, hollow stem – just … Continue reading

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Now is a good time to get manure spreaders calibrated for determining manure nutrient credits

Kevin Shelley, UW NPM Program With profit margins tight, this spring is a good time for manure spreader weighing and calibration on dairy and livestock farms. Determining the weight of an average load of manure is an important step in … Continue reading

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Assessing Your 2017 Winter Wheat Crop Stand and Spring Nitrogen Timing

Top 4 Factors to Consider While Assessing Your 2017 Winter Wheat Crop Stand and Spring Nitrogen Timing Shawn Conley, WI State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist As we begin to contemplate spring and the 2017 winter wheat growing season, many … Continue reading

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UW-Madison/Extension Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (PDDC) Update

Brian Hudelson, Sean Toporek, Jake Kurczewski and Ann Joy The PDDC receives samples of many plant and soil samples from around the state. The following diseases/disorders have been identified at the PDDC from March 4, 2017 through March 10, 2017. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager March 9, 2017

The 3rd issue of the 24th volume of the Wisconsin Crop Manager is now available. Click on the link below to view this issue.

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Videos: Grain Crops Management in Low-Margin Years

We have recorded a series of talks, “Grain Management in Low-Margin Years”, that address how to best handle different aspects of crop production during low-margin years. These were presented by UWEX state specialists last month throughout Wisconsin at meeting hosted by UW Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension … Continue reading

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