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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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Soybean Management Strategies to Facilitate Timely Winter Wheat Establishment in 2016

Shawn P. Conley Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist, Department of Agronomy Winter wheat acres across WI have declined over the past few years due to high corn and soybean prices and late grain harvests, however current economic realities suggest an … Continue reading

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Soybean Planting Date and Maturity Group Considerations for 2016

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist, Department of Agronomy Early May planting in Wisconsin has been documented to increase yield due to increased light interception (Gaspar and Conley, 2015).  In theory, earlier planting can potentially intercept greater amounts of solar radiation … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board Continues Free Nematode Testing Program for 2016

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist, Department of Agronomy 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 … Continue reading

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Factors to Consider While Assessing Your 2016 Winter Wheat Crop Stand and Spring Nitrogen Timing

Shawn P. Conley Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist As the snow begins to melt and we finally put the 2015/16 winter behind us, many growers and consultants alike are beginning to venture out to their winter wheat fields to assess … Continue reading

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Calculating the Soybean Yield Gap for WI Soybean Farmers

Shawn P. Conley Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Shawn Conley is embarking on a State‐Wide Project aimed at generating baseline producer data on current soybean management practices in Wisconsin’s production systems. This project is funded by the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing … Continue reading

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