Category Archives: What’s New?

Kernza, Cover Crops and Conservation Field Day at Lancaster July 19

Daniel H. Smith, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Kernza, Cover Crops and Conservation Field Day will provide research updates on projects that enhance soil health and farm profits, as well as an opportunity to see a … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News-June 23, 2017

Here is the next issue of the Wisconsin Fruit News. We hope you enjoy! http://go.wisc.edu/101k8v *   New SWD publication available! *   IPM: Host plant resistance *   Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic update *   Insect Diagnostic Lab update *   Harvest schedule and … Continue reading

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New UW-Extension identification guide to toxic plants in forages and pastures available

Mark Renz, UW-Extension Weed Scientist Madison, Wis. – While most plants are safe for livestock to consume, a few plant species can sicken or even kill animals if ingested. Recognizing poisonous plants and knowing proper livestock management are important steps … Continue reading

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2016 Wisconsin CCA Board Activities

The Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Program was established in 1992 to provide a benchmark of professionalism for practicing agronomy professionals. It is a voluntary professional enhancement to a person’s career credentials. CCAs have demonstrated they have the commitment, education, expertise, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Fruit News – June 9, 2017

Christelle Guédot, Entomology Specialist, UW-Madison and Amaya Atucha, Horticulture Specialist, UW-Madison, Janet van Zoeren, Fruit Crops Extension Intern, UW-Extension. Summer is finally here and things are picking up across the state. We have a full newsletter, so I hope you have … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Hosts the 2017 North American Manure Expo: August 22 & 23

If you are interested in the latest equipment and technology for professional manure management, plan to attend the 2017 North American Manure Expo on August 22 and 23, 2017. Wisconsin hosts the Expo this year and it will be held … Continue reading

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New Rules for Pesticide Certification and Training

Glenn Nice, PAT Program Manager A new article that addresses the changes as they relate to the State of Wisconsin Pesticide Certification and Training. The new rules were posted in the Federal Register on January 4, 2017, then pushed back to June … Continue reading

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Crop Diagnostic Training Center Workshop July 25 at Arlington

The best of all workshops! This year our crop & pest management workshop and diagnostic troubleshooting workshop have been combined into a single day. The day starts with 2 hours of multi-disciplinary agronomic topics and culminates with 6 separate diagnostic troubleshooting scenarios. … Continue reading

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Grain Management in Low-Margin Years

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The Winter Grain Meeting series entitled: Grain Management in Low-Margin Years was a new focused series of outreach events that aimed to help grain farmers in Wisconsin increase their profitability and reduce … Continue reading

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What’s Standing Alfalfa Worth in 2017?

Greg Blonde, UW-Extension Agriculture Agent One of the challenges in coming up with a value for standing hay is the lack of established market price information like corn and soybeans. Another challenge is multiple cuttings of hay versus a single harvest … Continue reading

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