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Winners of the 2016 WSA Soybean Yield Contest are Announced

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The 1st place winner in Division 4, RnK DeVoe Farms of Monroe, grew DuPont Pioneer P31T77R and harvested 98.34 bu/a.  In second place, Bahr Farms Inc. of Belmont grew Asgrow AG2535 and … Continue reading

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Herbicide Classification “Cheat Sheet” Poster

Shawn P. Conley Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist This chart groups herbicides by their modes of action to assist you in selecting herbicides 1) to maintain greater diversity in herbicide use and 2) to rotate among effective herbicides with different … Continue reading

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Top Four Considerations for Reducing Spray Drift

Shawn P. Conley Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Spray drift is the movement of herbicides and other crop inputs away from intended target sites through the air. Several factors play a role in reducing spray drift, but farmers should pay … Continue reading

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Cover Crops Do’s & Don’t’s

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist, Department of Agronomy Click here to read the full publication, uncovering cover crop facts and myths about weed, insect, and disease management.

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Response of Broad Spectrum and Target Specific Seed Treatments and Seeding Rate on Soybean Seed Yield, Profitability and Economic Risk

Adam P. Gaspar, Daren S. Mueller, Kiersten A. Wise, Martin I. Chilvers, Albert U. Tenuta and Shawn P. Conley, UW Extension The commercial base (CB) and ILeVO (CB + fluopyram) seed treatments decreased risk and substantially increase profit across a … Continue reading

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2016 Wisconsin Oats and Barley Performance Test Results

Lucia Gutierrez and Shawn Conley The Wisconsin oats and barley performance trials are conducted each year and include released varieties, experimental lines from Wisconsin and Midwestern States, and lines from private companies. The main objective of these trials is to … Continue reading

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Team Grains Tackles Profitability in Low-Margin Years

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Plant Pathologist Team grains specialists are hitting the road with a series of talks, “Grain Management in Low-Margin Years” and an accompanying fact sheet that address how to best handle different aspects of production during low-margin years. … Continue reading

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Best Management Practices for Growing Second Year Soybeans

Shawn P. Conley, Seth Naeve, John Gaska Before we start, we fully acknowledge our title “Best management practices for growing second year soybeans” is a bit misleading as we do not advocate this practice (its not a BMP!) but we … Continue reading

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Does Strip Tillage or Fertilizer Placement Influence the Soybean Row Spacing Yield Response?

Shawn P. Conley, J Gaska, A Roth, and S Mourtzinis State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist University of Wisconsin, Madison Strip tillage adoption in corn and soybean has increased. This can alleviate cold, compacted soils in rotated production systems. Potential … Continue reading

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Finalists for the 2016 WSA Soybean Yield Contest are Announced

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The Wisconsin 2016 growing season was one for the record books indeed! The National Agricultural Statistics Service projects the statewide average soybean yield in WI to be a record of 55 BPA. … Continue reading

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