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2014 Wisconsin Agronomy Update Meetings

The Department of Agronomy will offer Crop Production and Management Meetings at eight locations during 2014. Joe Lauer, Dan Undersander and Shawn Conley will present the latest information on hybrid/variety performance, an analysis and discussion of last year’s growing season, … Continue reading

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2013 Wisconsin Soybean Variety Test Results

Shawn Conley, Adam Roth, John Gaska, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Wisconsin Soybean Variety Test is conducted each year with the producer’s needs in mind. Our objective is to give producers the information to select varieties that will … Continue reading

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

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist 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 … Continue reading

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Harvest Considerations for Variable Soybean Maturity

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Variable soil types, knolls, and drought have left some growers with extreme in-field variability of soybean maturity.   There are areas in fields where the soybean seed is 13% or less moisture adjacent to … Continue reading

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Planting Winter Wheat into Dry Soil

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Dry soil conditions have sparked many questions from growers on how best to establish their winter wheat crop. As we were reminded last year and this there is no substitute for rain (unless … Continue reading

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Odds my Soybean Crop will Mature Before a Killing Frost Hits

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The Wisconsin soybean crop is slowly starting to mature, however many growers and crop consultants are still concerned about the risk of frost damage to late planted fields.  In soybean an extended period … Continue reading

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Late Planted Drought Stricken Soybean II: More Valuable as a Forage or Green Manure?

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Now that we have checked the label and determined we can legally harvest our soybean crop as a forage now lets consider the calendar for our full suite of options. The average number … Continue reading

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Late Planted Drought Stricken Soybean as a Forage?…Check the Label First

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Severe alfalfa winterkill coupled with late soybean plantings followed by dry conditions have growers considering chopping their soybean as a forage. Before you even consider this option make sure you check the label … Continue reading

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Video on Late Season Drought Stress in Soybean

Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Common issues growers may have concerning soybean yield when affected by drought during late season growth are discuss by Wisconsin State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Dr. Shawn Conley. In an R6 field, … Continue reading

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Top 7 Recommendations for Winter Wheat Establishment

Shawn Conley, UWEX Soybean and Small Grains Specialist, John Gaska, Outreach Specialist Top 7 winter wheat establishment recommendations: Variety selection: please see the 2013 WI Winter Wheat Performance Test Plant new seed (don’t plant saved seed). A fungicide seed treatment is … Continue reading

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