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Top 8 Recommendations for Winter Wheat Establishment in 2015

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist John Gaska, Outreach Specialist David Marburger, Graduate Student Damon Smith, State Field Crops Pathology Specialist Top 8 winter wheat establishment recommendations: Variety selection: please see the 2015 WI Winter Wheat Performance Test … Continue reading

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2015 Wisconsin Winter Wheat Performance Trials

Shawn Conley, Adam Roth, John Gaska, and Damon Smith; Departments of Agronomy and Plant Pathology The Wisconsin Winter Wheat Performance Trials are conducted each year to give growers information to select the best-performing varieties that will satisfy their specific goals. … Continue reading

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What is an Agronomist?

Shawn Conley, WI State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Agronomists ROCK! As a member of the agricultural community, you probably already know this. But do all our high school and higher education students know this as well? Do they know … Continue reading

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The Nebulous of Non-Nodulating Soybean in 2015

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Every year I get an occasional phone call, email or text regarding issues surrounding soybean nodulation concerns. This year it has been non-stop for several weeks! Here are the top four questions and … Continue reading

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Fusarium Head Blight a Significant Issue in Wisconsin in 2015

Shawn P. Conley, Extension Soybean and Small Grains Agronomist, University of Wisconsin-Madison The 2015 growing season has been fairly challenging for managing winter wheat diseases. Many fields we have observed have some level of disease. Fusarium head blight (FHB or … Continue reading

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New findings on soybeans, climate, and yields

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Global annual temperatures have increased by 0.4°C since 1980 with several regions exhibiting even greater increases. Climate change appears to have affected crop yields in some countries, and these effects are expected … Continue reading

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Soybean Flowers, Glyphosate Label, and Wheel Track Damage…Oh My!

Hanna, S., Conley, S. P., Shaner, G., and Santini, J.  2008.  Fungicide application timing and row spacing effect on soybean canopy penetration and grain yield.  Agronomy Journal: 100:1488-1492. Given the quick start to our soybean growing season we will begin to see many soybean fields … Continue reading

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Considerations for Switching Soybean Maturity Groups for Delayed Plantings

Shawn P. Conley, State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist John Gaska, Outreach Specialist University of Wisconsin, Madison Delayed corn planting coupled with frequent rainfall events and poor planting conditions have postponed soybean planting across many parts of WI. Since we … Continue reading

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Soybean Planting Date by Maturity Group Considerations for 2015

Article coauthored by Dr. Shawn P. Conley and Adam Gaspar Early May planting in Wisconsin has been documented to increase soybean seed yield due to increased light interception (Gaspar and Conley, 2015).  In theory, earlier planting can potentially intercept greater amounts … Continue reading

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A Tank Full of Sugar Helps the Profits Go Down

Shawn Conley, WI State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist While in attendance at the 2015 Commodity Classic I was a bit dismayed at the number of featured speakers expounding upon the incredible in-season benefits of applying sugar to field crops. … Continue reading

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