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Organic Grain Field Day Series, Summer 2016

High demand for organic livestock feed and food-grade grain along with continued double-digit growth in the organic marketplace are creating opportunities for more farmers to grow organic—opportunities that are even more appealing in light of the current low prices for … Continue reading

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2016 UW-Extension Summer Hop Field Day

The 2016 Summer Hop Field Day will be held Friday, July 8, 2016 in Rosholt, WI. Peggy and Randy Urness, Fine Bine Farms will host the meeting which will begin at 9:30 am. Fine Bine Farms is located at 6001 … Continue reading

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2016 Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference

The 2016 Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference will be held Tuesday August 30 in the Lancaster area. The one-day conference, whose theme is “Coupling soil health and economics,” will feature a bus tour highlighting the operations of several local cover crop … Continue reading

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Provide comment regarding pyridate in mint

Steve Salisbury Mint Industry Research Council Cell: 503-551-3747 The EPA has finally published our Section 18 request for Tough (pyridate) in the Federal Register this morning.  The EPA is now accepting public comment regarding our proposed use of pyridate in … Continue reading

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Save the Date – Agronomy/Soils Field Day at Arlington Ag Research Station on August 31st

The Departments of Agronomy and Soil Science in conjunction with the Arlington Agricultural Research Station will host their annual field day on August 31, 2016 from 8:00a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The field day will highlight UW-Madison research on all facets … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin, Vol 61 Issue No. 6

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist, WI Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection LOOKING AHEAD:  True armyworm larvae appearing in corn FORAGES & GRAINS:  Alfalfa weevil leaf tip feeding above-threshold in a few fields CORN:  Obliquebanded leafroller larvae and slugs common in … Continue reading

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Crop Diagnostic Training Center Workshops for 2016

Registration is open for UW-Madison Integrated Pest Management Program’s two Crop Diagnostic Training Center workshops for 2016. The Diagnostic Troubleshooting Workshop will be held July 26, 2015. The Crop & Pest Management Workshop will be held August 9, 2016. FAST … Continue reading

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Survey results for the UW-Madison Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter

The Wisconsin Crop Manager (WCM) is an electronic newsletter that features weekly pest and crop management information throughout the growing season. There were over 1,100 subscribers in 2015, and UW faculty and IPM staff wrote over 200 articles on a range … Continue reading

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BeanCam: Soybean Replant App Ends the Guesswork

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist, Department of Agronomy A new Soybean Replant App for iPhones and Android devices helps growers make a data-driven decision to replant or stick with the current crop. The app calculates plant stand (population) by averaging five plant count samples taken … Continue reading

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It’s Time to #Spillthebeans About Wisconsin Agriculture!

Alissa L. Grenawalt, Extension Outreach Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences Members of Wisconsin 4-H and FFA grades 3-13 (as of January 1, 2016) are encouraged to participate in a new video contest opportunity highlighting the importance of soybeans in livestock projects.  Winners … Continue reading

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