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

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist By August two of three corn yield components, ear number and kernel number, have been determined. The final yield component, kernel weight, will largely be determined during the month of August. Preliminary yield estimates can … Continue reading

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

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist The corn plant during July transitions from developing vegetative structures to reproductive structures. It is significant for yield in that two of the three components of yield are set up during this month. In the … Continue reading

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

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Corn planting was nearly complete by the end of last week. As we head into the month of June, the corn plant changes from a juvenile to more of an adult. The seminal roots that … Continue reading

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Strip-Tillage: How does it affect yield in Wisconsin?

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Farmers in Wisconsin are often challenged by cool, wet soils in the spring. Many farmers will chisel plow and field cultivate (2x) to prepare a seedbed to overcome these typical soil condition challenges. Over the … Continue reading

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How long can we continue to plant corn in 2016?

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist With average growing conditions corn planted after June 1 to June 5 in northern and central Wisconsin and after June 10 to June 15 in southern Wisconsin, will probably not mature with reasonable grain yield … Continue reading

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Frost on Corn: The Key is Patience

This past weekend significant areas of northern Wisconsin were affected by frost with temperatures below 28 F. Most corn has either not emerged or is just starting to emerge. The key management practice here will be patience. It will take … Continue reading

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Corn Agronomy: Looking ahead to 2016: The Economics

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist This spring farmers have been slow to make decisions on a number of inputs. Reluctance has largely been due to weather concerns and economics. The acreage intentions report last week did not help. Corn and soybean prices … Continue reading

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Corn Agronomy: Do farmer acreage intentions predict actual planted acres?

Last Thursday USDA-NASS came out with crop plating intentions for the U.S. This report along with the ending stocks report dramatically influences markets. Last week was no exception with market prices decreasing  with the news that 2016 corn acreage intentions … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to 2016: The Weather

At nearly every farmer production meeting this winter, speakers have been addressing the unprecedented El Niño event occurring in the Pacific Ocean. Data for El Niño and La Niña events have been collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration … Continue reading

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2015 Wisconsin Corn Hybrid Performance Trials

Grain – Silage – Specialty – Organic 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 … Continue reading

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