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2017 Wisconsin Oats and Barley Performance Tests

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist The Wisconsin oats and barley performance trials are conducted each year to serve Wisconsin growers. Trials include released varieties, experimental lines from Wisconsin and Midwestern states, and lines from private companies. The … Continue reading

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RR2Y® versus Xtend® Soybean Cultivar Performance in 2017

Shawn Conley, WI State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The 2017 Wisconsin Soybean Variety Performance Trials are posted and I wanted to give a brief update on the relative performance of RR2Y® versus Xtend® (RR2X) soybean platforms from this growing season. So … Continue reading

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Soybean Yield Gaps Through Data Collection

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist Dear Wisconsin Crop Producers: I am embarking on a Region‐Wide Project aimed at generating baseline producer data on current soybean management practices in Wisconsin’s production systems. This project is funded by the … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Soybean Variety Performance Trials 2017

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist The Wisconsin Soybean Performance Trials are conducted each year with the producer’s needs in mind. Our objective is to give producers the information to select varieties that will satisfy their speci c goals … Continue reading

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A Visual Guide to Soybean Growth Stages

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist Understanding and being able to correctly identify the growth stages of soybean is important for making sound agronomic management decisions. This guide describes the growth stages starting with germination, progressing through the … Continue reading

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Soybean Response to Nitrogen Application Across the U. S.

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist U.S. soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] production has increased by 60% from 1996 to 2016 due to a 30% increase in area planted to soybean, and due to better genetics and improved … Continue reading

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Harvest Considerations for Variable Soybean Maturity

Shawn P. Conley Variable soil types, knolls, flooding and ponding, variable planting dates and late season drought have left many growers with extreme in-field variability of soybean maturity.   There are areas in fields where the soybean seed is 13% or … Continue reading

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Fall is Still a Good Time to Sample for SCN and Other Plant Parasitic Nematodes

Ann MacGuidwin, Damon Smith and Shawn P. Conley The WI Soybean Marketing Board (WSMB) sponsors free nematode testing to help producers stay ahead of the most important nematode pest of soybean, the soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Eggs of SCN persist … Continue reading

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Start Managing for Fusarium Head Blight Before Planting 2017/18 Winter Wheat

By Shawn P. Conley and Damon Smith Most Wisconsin winter wheat growers dodged the Fusarium head blight (FHB or scab) bullet again in 2017.  Though many farmers, especially those in SW WI, became so disgusted with dockage and rejections in … Continue reading

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Top 8 Recommendations for Winter Wheat Establishment in 2017

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist John Gaska, Outreach Specialist, Damon Smith, State Field Crops Pathology Specialist Top 8 winter wheat establishment recommendations: Variety selection: please see the 2017 WI Winter Wheat Performance Test Plant new seed (DO … Continue reading

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