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Wondering how much nitrate might be left in the soil from the 2012 crop?

Wondering how much nitrate might be left in the soil from the 2012 crop? Carrie A.M. Laboski, Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist Drought conditions throughout much of Wisconsin in 2012 resulted in yields that were less than growers had been … Continue reading

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A2809 Update Coming Soon

A2809 Update Coming Soon Carrie Laboski, Extension Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Specialist University of Wisconsin-Extension publication Nutrient Application Guidelines for Field, Vegetable, and Fruit Crops in Wisconsin (A2809) has been revised. There are numerous changes to this edition that … Continue reading

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When should I soil sample this fall?

When should I soil sample this fall? Carrie A.M. Laboski, Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist This past summer’s drought has left some wondering when they should soil sample this fall. Sampling very dry soil may provide erroneous soil test results … Continue reading

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Fertilizer Needs for Wheat following a Drought

Fertilizer Needs for Wheat following a Drought Carrie A.M. Laboski, Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist As preparations are made for planting the 2013 wheat crop, growers should consider how the 2012 drought might impact their fertilizer needs. There is a … Continue reading

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Agronomy/Soils Field Day Schedule is Set

Agronomy/Soils Field Day Schedule is Set The annual Agronomy/Soils Field Day is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29 at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station. As usual there is a great line up of speakers and topics! See below for details. Light … Continue reading

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Can plant tissue testing be used to adjust N fertilizer rates for corn?

Can plant tissue testing be used to adjust N fertilizer rates for corn? Carrie Laboski and John Peters, Extension Soil Scientists There has been recent interest among producers and agronomists to use corn plant tissue testing to adjust sidedress N … Continue reading

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2012 Sulfur Fertilizer Price Comparison for Alfalfa

2012 Sulfur Fertilizer Price Comparison for Alfalfa Carrie Laboski, Extension Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Specialist Reports from Southwestern Wisconsin suggest that sulfur deficiency may already be showing up in some alfalfa fields. Sulfur (S) deficient alfalfa will appear lighter … Continue reading

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The National Soybean Sustainability Initiative Online Survey Tool

The National Soybean Sustainability Initiative Online Survey Tool Shawn Conley, Vince David, Carrie Laboski, Paul Mitchell, Paul Esker, Jed Colquhoun, AJ Bussan, Jeff Wyman and Deana Knuteson Soybean production is a critically important component of US agriculture both domestically and … Continue reading

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Corn N fertilizer rate and N fertilizer price comparison iPhone apps now available in iTunes

Corn N fertilizer rate and N fertilizer price comparison iPhone apps now available in iTunes Carrie Laboski, Extension Soil Scientist, Roger Schmidt and Scott Sturgul, Nutrient and Pest Management (NPM) Program Have you ever needed to know the N rate … Continue reading

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Purple corn in late June, should you be concerned?

Purple corn in late June, should you be concerned? Carrie Laboski, Extension Soil Fertility Specialist, Department of Soil Science, UW-Madison There are some corn fields in Western Wisconsin and perhaps elsewhere in the State that have the purple colorations associated … Continue reading

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