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Using High-Input Systems for Soybean Management Increases Yield but Not Profitability

Shawn P. Conley Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist As fields begin to dry out and growers look to get across their fields to apply inputs here are a few points to ponder for Midwestern farmers based on our USB funded … Continue reading

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Assessing Flood Damage to Soybean

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Wheat Specialist University of Wisconsin, Madison Grover Shannon, University of Missouri, Division of Plant Sciences Severe flooding has many low-lying soybean fields underwater. As the water dissipates yield potential and replant questions will arise. Flooding … Continue reading

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Improve Control of Giant Ragweed with New “Focus on Soybean” Webcast

Shawn Conley Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Department of Agronomy Giant ragweed, if left unchecked, will compete with slower growing soybean plants for critical resources and can significantly reduce yield, with losses reaching as high as 30-90 percent in soybean … Continue reading

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Some Risk for Wheat Crop Injury From Saturday’s Cold Temps

Shawn Conley Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Department of Agronomy Saturday mornings cold temperature may lead to crop injury in low lying areas across Southern WI. Based on the development in our wheat plots the highest risk for yield loss … Continue reading

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BeanCam: Soybean Replant App Ends the Guesswork

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist, Department of Agronomy A new Soybean Replant App for iPhones and Android devices helps growers make a data-driven decision to replant or stick with the current crop. The app calculates plant stand (population) by averaging five plant count samples taken … Continue reading

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Think Twice About Replanting Soybeans

Adam P. Gaspar, Shawn P. Conley, & John M. Gaska Deptartment of Agronomy University of Wisconsin-Madison Soybean planting date trends have steadily shifted earlier within the Northern Corn Belt while inclement weather, insect pressure, and disease pressure associated with spring … Continue reading

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Economic Risk and Profitability of Soybean Seed Treatments at Reduced Seeding Rates

Adam P Gaspar, Shawn P Conley and John Gaska, Department of Agronomy Paul Mitchell, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Introduction Earlier soybean planting coupled with increasing seed costs and higher commodity prices have led to a surge in the … Continue reading

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2016 Wisconsin Soybean Yield and Quality Contest Rules

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist, Department of Agronomy Entry Deadline: October 15, 2016 Cost: $75 per Entry The WSA Soybean Yield Contest has been organized to encourage the development of new and innovative management practices and to show the … Continue reading

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Using High-Input Systems for Soybean Management Increases Yield but Not Profitability

Shawn P. Conley, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison Increased soybean commodity prices in the last 10 years have generated inter- est in developing high-input systems to increase yield. However, little peer- reviewed information exists about the effects of input-intensive, … Continue reading

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Do Crop Rotation and Tillage Influence Seed-applied Inoculant Decisions?

David Marburger, Spyridon Mourtzinis, John Gaska, & Shawn Conley, Department of Agronomy UW-Madison Soybean has the unique ability to form a symbiotic relationship with a soil bacterium, Bradyrhizobium japonicum. This relationship results in biological nitrogen fixation, a process in which atmospheric … Continue reading

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