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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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2015 Wisconsin Soybean Yield Contest

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Wisconsin growers are producing soybeans more efficiently than they were 30 years ago, and we want to recognize the efforts and achievements of Wisconsin’s top soybean producers. 2015 Wisconsin Soybean Yield Contest Brochure … 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 … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between the Causal Agent of SDS and SCN in Wisconsin

David Marburger, Shawn Conley, John Gaska and Laurie Gerber, Department of Agronomy, UW-Madison; Ann MacGuidwin and Damon Smith, Department of Plant Pathology, UW-Madison Introduction Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) is an economically important disease of soybean in Wisconsin. It was first … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board Continues Free Nematode Testing Program for 2015

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Four out of every five animals on earth today is a nematode so it is not surprising that agricultural fields are home to many nematode species. Fortunately, most nematodes are beneficial to crop … Continue reading

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Soybean Management Strategies to Facilitate Timely Winter Wheat Establishment

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Winter wheat acres across WI have declined over the past few years due to high corn and soybean prices and late grain harvests. As farmers get ready to kick off the 2015 growing … Continue reading

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Factors to Consider While Assessing Your 2015 Winter Wheat Crop Stand and Spring Nitrogen Timing

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist As the snow begins to melt and we finally put the 2014/15 winter behind us, many growers and consultants alike are beginning to venture out to their winter wheat fields to assess winter … Continue reading

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Winners of the 2014 WI Soybean Contest are Announced

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The 1st place winner in Division 4, Bahr Farms Inc. of Darlington, grew Channel 2402R2 Brand and harvested 84.99 bu/a. In second place, McComish Family Farms of Shullsburg grew Channel 2402R2 Brand and … Continue reading

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Agronomic Management and Fungicide Effects on Oat Yield and Quality in Wisconsin

Spyridon Mourtzinis, Shawn P. Conley, and John M. Gaska Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison Introduction Oat cultivation in Wisconsin has declined considerably in the last eight decades; nevertheless, it continues to be an important crop in the north central … Continue reading

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2015 Agronomy Update Meetings

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist The Department of Agronomy will offer Crop Production and Management Meetings at eight locations during January of 2015. Joe Lauer, Dan Undersander and Shawn Conley will present the latest information on hybrid/variety performance, an analysis and … Continue reading

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