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Grain Management in Low-Margin Years

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist The Winter Grain Meeting series entitled: Grain Management in Low-Margin Years was a new focused series of outreach events that aimed to help grain farmers in Wisconsin increase their profitability and reduce … Continue reading

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Managing 2,4-D and Dicamba in Enlist™ and Xtend® Soybean

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Enlist™ and Xtend® traits are engineered to provide resistance to the group 4 synthetic auxin herbicides 2,4-D and dicamba, respectively. These traits allow, for the first time, POST applications for control of … Continue reading

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Row Spacing and Seeding Rate and Effects on Weed Management

Shawn P. Conley, Ph.D., Soybean & Wheat Extension Specialist Pigweeds are among the most abundant and troublesome weed species across the Midwest and Midsouth because of their prolific seed production capacity and their ability to rapidly evolve herbicide resistance. This … Continue reading

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Soybean Emergence and Germination Common Issues

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Attached please find a YouTube video that addresses Soybean Emergence and Germination Common Issues. Loss of cotyledons from last night’s hail events across the Midwest would cause similar yield loss as that … Continue reading

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Soybean Replant Decisions

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist I had sent this posting out ~two weeks ago but our first planted soybeans are just starting to crack so I thought a friendly reminder of these articles would be timely to … Continue reading

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Soybean Growth Stages

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist As soybean begin to crack and we move into post emergent labels and restrictions due to crop growth stage here is a pictorial on Understanding Soybean Growth and Development: How to Properly … Continue reading

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Considering Replanting Soybeans?

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Even though very few soybean acres have been planted in WI there will be many agronomists across the Midwest assessing soybean stands after this deluge subsides. Below please find two resources that … Continue reading

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Soybean Management Strategies to Facilitate Timely Winter Wheat Establishment in 2017

Dr. Adam Gaspar and Dr. Shawn P. Conley Winter wheat acres across WI have declined over the past few years due to late grain harvests, disease concerns (FHB or scab) and poor wheat prices, however anyone that lives and works … Continue reading

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Variable Rate Seeding Prescription Maps for Soybean

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Looks like many of us will be sitting around for the next 7 to 10 days twiddling our thumbs watching it rain. If you get bored and look to try writing a … Continue reading

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Planting Date and Maturity Group Considerations Moving into a Potentially Early Spring 2017

Dr. Adam Gaspar and Dr. Shawn P. Conley Early May planting in Wisconsin has been documented to increase yield due to increased light interception (Gaspar and Conley, 2015).  Earlier planting dates are able to increase light interception in two ways, … Continue reading

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