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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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Flooding Effects on Corn

Joe Lauer, UWEX Corn agronomist Originally written February 1, 2006 | Last updated June 02, 2014 Recent rains have caused flooding and ponding in many cornfields. Growers are concerned about corn growth and development and any yield effects that might … Continue reading

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Hitting the Bull’s Eye When Switching Corn Hybrid Maturity

Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin-Madison This article first appeared May 2013 The 2013 corn growing season is off to its slowest start in a long time. On May 12 USDA-NASS reported  14% of the corn planted. The slowest start ever … Continue reading

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Planting Date Effects on Corn Silage Yield and Quality

Planting Date Effects on Corn Silage Yield and Quality Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin – Madison This article first appeared May, 2013 We have written quite a bit about planting date effects on corn grain yield (high moisture and dry … Continue reading

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Optimum Corn Planting Dates Are Later ‘Up North’

Optimum Corn Planting Dates Are Later ‘Up North’ Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin-Madison This article first appeared May, 2013 Optimum corn planting dates vary with latitude. The northern Corn Belt is limited by heat units during the growing season, especially … Continue reading

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The “Double-Whammy” of Delayed Corn Planting

The “Double-Whammy” of Delayed Corn Planting Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin This article first appeared April, 2013 Not all corn farmers and agronomists feel that planting date is a significant yield impact factor. However, in the northern Corn Belt delayed … Continue reading

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The Best Corn Planting Dates are yet to Come

The Best Corn Planting Dates are yet to Come Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin This article first appeared April 2013. “This year (2013) farmers have been challenged by cool, wet conditions during April. Snow is again forecast for later this week. Even … Continue reading

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The Corn-Soybean Rotation X Tillage Interaction: No Tillage Required When Rotating

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist Crop rotation is the easiest yield you can get. I call it “the gift that keeps on giving.” Corn yield increases 10 to 19% when rotated with soybean, while soybean yield increases 14 to 23% when … Continue reading

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