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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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Soybean Emergence and Germination Common Issues

Shawn Conley Please click to view a YouTube video on Soybean Emergence and Germination Common Issues. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBWVCr4aAoI[/youtube]

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Recent Cold Temps Have Little Impact on Soybean or Winter Wheat Crop

Coauthored by Dr. Shawn P. Conley  and Dr. Jim Specht Last nights cold temperature has led to an influx of questions regarding the potential impact on either the wheat crop or emerged soybean seedlings. In short there is nothing to … Continue reading

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Think twice before replanting soybeans – research results

Adam P. Gaspar, Shawn P. Conley, & John M. Gaska Deptartment of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison Read the full report here >>> http://www.coolbean.info/library/documents/SoybeanReplant_2014_FINAL.pdf The first step in deciding if replanting is required is to determine the initial plant stand. This study … Continue reading

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What data layers are important for variable rate soybean seeding prescriptions?

Ethan Smidt, John Gaska and Shawn Conley, Department of Agronomy ; Jun Zhu, Department of Statistics and Department of Entomology; University of Wisconsin-Madison Introduction Growers are collecting many forms of spatial data for their fields, including yield, elevation and soils … Continue reading

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