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Corn Late Planting/Replanting Guidelines

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist This week many farmers will be evaluating corn stands. Find useful links to publications below. http://corn.agronomy.wisc.edu/Pubs/UWEX/A3353.pdf http://corn.agronomy.wisc.edu/Management/L004.aspx

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How Quickly Can Farmers Plant Corn in Wisconsin?

Dr. Joe Lauer, UW-Madison Agronomy and UWEX state corn specialist, has added a new article to his blog. Below, find an excerpt and link to his website. http://wisccorn.blogspot.com/2017/05/B087.html Figure 1. Wisconsin corn planting progress from 1987 to 2017. The bold … Continue reading

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Corn Planting Date Concerns for 2017

Dr. Joe Lauer, UW-Madison Agronomy and UWEX state corn specialist, has added a new article to his blog. Below, find and excerpt and link to his website. >> The recent cool, wet weather has some farmers concerned about corn planting. … Continue reading

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Evaluation of Ascend®: Hormones that stimulate corn root growth – Experiment 2

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist During good times and bad, but especially years with strong grain prices, numerous products appear on the market that seem too good to be true. Often these products come with wild claims. Little information is available … Continue reading

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State Crop Hybrid/Variety Trials: A Wealth of Information

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Seed is one of the best ways to transfer technology to the farm-gate. Every year universities across the country conduct crop hybrid/variety evaluation programs. The purpose of these programs is to provide unbiased performance comparisons … Continue reading

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2016 Wisconsin Corn Hybrid Performance Trials

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Every year, the University of Wisconsin Extension-Madison and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences conduct a corn evaluation program, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association. The purpose of this program is to provide … Continue reading

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Early 2016 Corn Grain Yields Look Promising for Wisconsin

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist We have never had a year like 2016  for high grain yields in the UW Corn Performance Trials. Every location had yields above the 10-year average (see below). For example, at Arlington over the previous … Continue reading

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What is happening in the corn plant during the month of October?

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Corn For most of Wisconsin hybrids (~100 day), each plant typically develops 20-21 leaves, silks about 55-60 days after emergence, and matures about 120 days after emergence. All normal plants follow this same general pattern … Continue reading

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What is happening in the corn plant during the month of September?

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Corn In mid-August, USDA-NASS made their initial corn yield projections for the 2016 season. However, September is really the month when we project how our farming skills and previous decisions come together to produce a … Continue reading

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Timing Corn Silage Harvest

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Corn must be ensiled at the proper moisture to get fermentation for preservation. But, determining when to harvest corn at the right whole plant moisture is difficult. Each storage structure properly ensiles at slightly different … Continue reading

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