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Early 2016 Corn Grain Yields Look Promising for Wisconsin

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist We have never had a year like 2016  for high grain yields in the UW Corn Performance Trials. Every location had yields above the 10-year average (see below). For example, at Arlington over the previous … 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 October 22, 2016 through October 28, 2016. … Continue reading

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UW Discovery Farms Conference on December 13, 2016

Contact: Callie Herron Phone: 715.983.5668 Email: callie.herron@ces.uwex.edu Pigeon Falls, WI. – On December 13, 2016 in Wisconsin Dells, UW Discovery Farms will host its 5th annual conference that is geared towards farmers and emphasizes strategies that work on farms and … Continue reading

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Multiple Resistance to ALS- and HPPD-inhibiting Herbicides in Palmer Amaranth from Iowa County, Wisconsin

Nathan Drewitz, Devin Hammer, Shawn Conley, and Dave Stoltenberg Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison Increasing Concern over Palmer Amaranth Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) has become a challenging weed management problem in the southern U.S. and has recently spread to … Continue reading

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Calculating The Soybean Yield Gap for WI Soybean Farmers

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist We are embarking on Year #2 of a State‐Wide Project aimed at generating baseline producer data on current soybean management practices in Wisconsin’s production systems. This project is funded by the Wisconsin Soybean … Continue reading

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Common Waterhemp (Amaranthus rudis): Confirmed Herbicide Resistance and Spread Across Wisconsin

Devin Hammer, Nathan Drewitz, Shawn Conley, and Dave Stoltenberg Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison Herbicide resistance is not new to Wisconsin, but is spreading. Common waterhemp (Amaranthus rudis) has become an increasing concern in Wisconsin in recent years.  A … 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 October 15, 2016 through October 21, 2016. … Continue reading

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WSA Yield Contest Entry Delayed

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Due to delayed harvest The Wisconsin Soybean Association has extended  the WSA Yield Contest entry form due date to 10/31/16. For more information regarding entry please click here: WSA Yield Contest or visit … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board Continues Free Nematode Testing Program for 2016

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Four out of every five animals on earth today is a nematode so it is not surprising that agricultural fields are home to many nematode species. Fortunately, most nematodes are beneficial to … 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 October 8, 2016 through October 14, 2016. … Continue reading

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