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2014 Area Soybean Conference

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The Wisconsin Soybean Association and UW Extension are hosting Area Soybean Conferences on December 2, 3, and 4 in Janesville, Eau Claire and Ripon respectively. The program will feature updates to the Farm … Continue reading

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

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 in the soil between soybean crops so a … Continue reading

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Harvest Considerations for Variable Soybean Maturity

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Variable soil types, knolls, flooding and 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 less moisture adjacent … Continue reading

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Do Not Plant Saved Wheat Seed This Fall!

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The race to turn the 2014 wheat crop into 2014/15 seed is on and early lab samples confirm that the percent germination from on farm sampled wheat is low. The Wisconsin Crop Improvement … Continue reading

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Top 7 Recommendations for Winter Wheat Establishment in 2014

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist, John Gaska, Outreach Specialist David Marburger, Graduate Student Top 7 winter wheat establishment recommendations: 1. Variety selection: please see the 2014 WI Winter Wheat Performance Test 2. Plant new seed (DO NOT plant saved … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Performance Tests 2014

Shawn Conley, Adam Roth, John Gaska, Damon Smith The Wisconsin Winter Wheat Performance Tests are conducted each year to give growers information to select the best-performing varieties that will satisfy their specific goals. The performance tests are conducted each year … Continue reading

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2014 WI Soybean Yield Contest Entry Deadline is September 1

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Wisconsin soybean growers have until September 1, 2014 to enter the Wisconsin Soybean Yield Contest. Two winners from each of four geographical districts in the state will receive awards. Follow the link below … Continue reading

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Think Twice Before Applying Nitrogen to Poorly Nodulated Soybean Fields

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Over the last 3 days my phone, email and twitter account has been blowing up with questions surrounding poorly nodulated soybeans and my thoughts regarding applying foliar nitrogen to alleviate those symptoms. I … Continue reading

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Fusarium Head Blight and Other Winter Wheat Diseases in Wisconsin, 2014

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Shawn P. Conley, Extension Soybean and Small Grains Agronomist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Winter wheat in most of Wisconsin is maturing nicely and starting to dry down in the southern portions … Continue reading

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Harvest Considerations for a Fusarium Head Blight (Scab) Infected Wheat Fields

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Subsection taken from Smith and Conley 2014. Fusarium Head Blight and Other WinterWheat Diseases in Wisconsin, 2014 A survey of the Wisconsin Winter Wheat Variety Trials indicates that some fields will be at risk … Continue reading

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