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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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Recap of Corn Agronomy blog during October

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Here are the most recent corn articles. Temporary Corn Grain Storage Tips  October 23: Due to high yields in some areas of Wisconsin, farmers are searching for temporary grain storage options this year. Picking sites that … Continue reading

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Beautiful Weather for Drying Corn

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist The recent high pressure ridge that has settled over Wisconsin has meant millions of dollars to farmers in reduced drying costs. The favorable weather of sunny, warm days with little rain has allowed the 2015 … Continue reading

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Down Corn

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist The August and September USDA-NASS yield estimates indicate that Wisconsin corn farmers are on-track to produce a record yielding corn crop. We are starting to see lodging issues at Arlington as silage harvest begins. Some … Continue reading

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High Moisture Corn and By-Products

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist As we move into the 2015 harvest season, many growers harvest high moisture corn for feed. The following is a summary of a publication on High Moisture Grain and Grain By-Products, High moisture corn is, as … Continue reading

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How Much Yield Loss Occurs with Corn Hybrids Sold as Organic?

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist Farmers growing corn for the organic market often get a premium and rightly so. Organic farmers are required to go through a certification process that requires a fee and extra effort and time for paperwork. … Continue reading

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Do We Grow Another Bushel or Save a Buck?

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist To read the full 5 page article, see http://corn.agronomy.wisc.edu/AA/A122.aspx. Summary The obvious answer is, “Yes!” Most of us try to do both. However, the predictions for the 2015 cropping season are for lower corn prices. Farmers wonder … Continue reading

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2015 Agronomy Update Meetings

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist The Department of Agronomy will offer Crop Production and Management Meetings at eight locations during January of 2015. Joe Lauer, Dan Undersander and Shawn Conley will present the latest information on hybrid/variety performance, an analysis and … Continue reading

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2014 Wisconsin Corn Hybrid Performance Trials

Joe Lauer, Kent Kohn, and Thierno Diallo Every year, the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences conduct a corn evaluation program in cooperation with the Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association. The purpose of … Continue reading

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