Category Archives: What’s New?

New smartphone app: Sporecaster, The Soybean White Mold Forecaster

Damon Smith, Field Crops Extension Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Roger Schmidt, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Shawn Conley, Soybean Extension Agronomist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Sporecaster is a new smartphone application designed to help farmers predict the need for a … Continue reading

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Despite the Weather 2018 Weed Emergence Only One Week Behind

Mark Renz Extension Weed Scientist, Agronomy Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison Knowledge of weed emergence is important as it can help in the selection and optimization of early season weed control. While typically weed emergence is consistent from year to year, … Continue reading

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Use FieldWatch to Locate Managed Honey Bee Colonies

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program Looking for help in identifying the location of managed bee hives (or other sensitive crops) in your application area? Try FieldWatch ®. Honey bee colonies are not always painted a color that are easy … Continue reading

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2018 Agronomy/Soils Field Day on August 22nd

Carrie Laboski, Professor & Extension Soil Scientist Save the date: Agronomy/Soils Field Day at Arlington Ag Research Station will be held on August 22. The Departments of Agronomy and Soil Science in conjunction with the Arlington Agricultural Research Station will … Continue reading

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Healthy Grown Series of Videos

A new video series describing the high-bar, certified, nationally recognized “Healthy Grown” sustainable potato production program has been developed and published by the Nutrient and Pest Management Program. “Healthy Grown” has been thriving in advancing innovative, ecologically sound production systems … Continue reading

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Has April rain and snow caused loss of March N applications to winter wheat?

Carrie Laboski, Professor & Extension Soil Scientist Recent Wisconsin research has indicated that applying N to winter wheat at green-up was generally more profitable than applications at Zadoks growth stage 30 (GS30, hollow stem – just prior to first node, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Agricultural Land Prices 2017

Arlin Brannstrom, University of Wisconsin Center for Dairy Profitability Low commodity prices did not dampen average agricultural land prices in 2017. The WI Department of Revenue transfer return data finds average agricultural land values were nearly steady in 2017. The … Continue reading

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New CCAs for 2018

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and Dept. of Entomology We have a new group of CCAs for the coming year!  Please join the Wisconsin CCA Board in welcoming those who have recently received full certification.  We all take great pride in their … Continue reading

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Jeff Laufenberg: 2018 Wisconsin CCA of the Year

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension and IPM Program Please join the WI CCA Board and congratulate Jeff Laufenberg as the 2018 Wisconsin Certified Crop Advisor of the Year!  Jeff grew up on an 800-acre dairy farm and is a graduate of … Continue reading

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UW-River Falls Field Scout Training Class

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension Just a quick reminder that 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 13-14, 2018 on the UW-River Falls … Continue reading

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