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It’s Time for Fireworks and Spores To Fly: Independence Week in Wisconsin Brings White Mold Management Decisions

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Shawn Conley, Extension Soybean and Small Grains Agronomist, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Roger Schmidt, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison To read this article … Continue reading

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New Videos: Early Season Soybean Management

Potential Causes of Poor Soybean Emergence in Cool Wet Soils Dr. Damon Smith, University of Wisconsin-Madison, visits a soybean field that shows signs of low emergence due to soil crusting and Pythium seed rot. The field has experienced cool wet … Continue reading

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Reporting Soybean Crop Injuries

Shawn P. Conley, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Jeremy Ross, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture For many of us in agriculture, 2017 was a year we would like to quickly forget. Unpredictable weather, low crop prices and last, but … Continue reading

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Assessing Flood Damage to Soybean

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Wheat Specialist University of Wisconsin, Madison Severe flooding over the weekend has many low-lying soybean fields underwater. As the water dissipates yield potential and replant questions will arise. Flooding can be divided into either water-logging, … Continue reading

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Soybean Response to Nitrogen Application Across the U.S.

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist U.S. soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] production has increased by 60% from 1996 to 2016 due to a 30% increase in area planted to soybean, and due to better genetics and improved … Continue reading

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Understanding Nutrient Requirements and Utilization for High Yielding Soybeans

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist Soybean genetics and production practices have changed significantly in the past half-century. This has resulted in consistent yield increases of 0.42 bushels per acre per year in addition to physiological changes that … Continue reading

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Are Your Beans “Feelin the Burn”?

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist; Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Weed management has been a significant challenge for many farmers and retailers in 2018. The challenges range from short planting … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Lost in the Weeds: Additional Factors to Consider when Selecting Xtend Soybean Varieties

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist; Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Selecting the most appropriate soybean varieties each year is critical for farming operations to remain profitable. Although your top factor … Continue reading

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The Soybean Flowering- Summer Solstice Fallacy

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist Every agronomist has been ingrained with the Nowledge that soybean is considered a “short-day” plant and will not flower until after June 21st a.k.a. the summer solstice. This belief has held true for decades; however, … Continue reading

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Variable Germination and Emergence in Soybean: Which Seeds Are Still Viable?

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist Many of us, including myself, have planted under less than ideal soil conditions this spring.  Often the ground was worked a little on the wet side leading to clods and variable seeding … Continue reading

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