Category Archives: What’s New?

Looking ahead to 2016: The Weather

At nearly every farmer production meeting this winter, speakers have been addressing the unprecedented El Niño event occurring in the Pacific Ocean. Data for El Niño and La Niña events have been collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Agricultural Land Prices 2015

By Arlin Brannstrom, Faculty Associate UW Center for Dairy Profitability Lower milk prices and low grain prices combined to drive Wisconsin agricultural land prices lower again in 2015. Average land values declined 3% over all – but varied widely in different parts of … Continue reading

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Calculating the Soybean Yield Gap for WI Soybean Farmers

Shawn P. Conley Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Shawn Conley is embarking on 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 Marketing … Continue reading

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Winners of the 2015 WSA WI Soybean Contest are Announced

The 1st place winner in Division 4, Bahr Farms Inc. of Belmont, grew Asgrow AG2535 and harvested 89.23 bu/a.  In second place, Riley Bros. Farms of Darlington grew Asgrow AG2433 and harvested 88.85 bu/a.  In Division 3, David and Karen Wilkens of Random … Continue reading

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New Video: Relative Importance of P and K for corn and soybean in Wisconsin

Phosphorus and potassium are important for crop production. But is one nutrient more important than the other? To learn the answer to this question, watch a new video titled: “Relative Importance of P and K for corn and soybean in … Continue reading

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New Video: Strategies to Maximize Return on Fertilizer in 2016

There are numerous economic challenges for crop production in 2016. Tips for maximizing your economic return on fertilizer are provided in the video titled: “Strategies to Maximize Return on Fertilizer in 2016”. You can find the video here:

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Training for Nutrient Management Planners Online Video Workshop – 2016

Scott Sturgul – NPM Program Training for Nutrient Management Planners is a self-paced seven hour online video series and a one day face-to-face, follow-up workshop. The program is designed for current and potential nutrient management plan writers in Wisconsin – … Continue reading

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UW-River Falls Field Scout Training Class March 16-17, 2016

Bryan Jensen, IPM Program The University of Wisconsin-River Falls, UW-Extension and the Integrated Pest Management Program are co-sponsoring the IPM Field Scout Training Class which will be held March 16-17, 2016 at the UW-River Falls campus. This training session will … Continue reading

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NPM Program Announces New Southwest Wisconsin Regional Specialist

Dan Smith is the new University of Wisconsin-Madison & Extension Southwest Regional Outreach Specialist for the Nutrient and Pest Management (NPM) Program. The goal of his position is to work with county partners in the Southwest region to deliver educational … Continue reading

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Nominations are still being accepted for the 2016 Wisconsin CCA of the Year Award

A quick reminder that the Wisconsin CCA Board has been accepting nominations for the 2016 Wisconsin CCA of the Year Award. This award is designed to recognize a CCA who is highly innovative, delivers exceptional customer service, has shown that … Continue reading

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