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Assessing Hail Damage in Corn

Joe Lauer, UWEX Corn Agronomist This past Tuesday evening, an intense storm with hail and high winds swept through northern Wisconsin. Some hail damage has been reported in western Wisconsin. Any corn knocked down by wind will likely recover since … Continue reading

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Predicting Maturity Date of Late-Planted and Uneven Corn

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist During cool growing seasons, especially when planting is delayed due to wet spring conditions, growers are concerned about whether their corn is vulnerable and will reach maturity before normal frost dates. Often the range in planting … Continue reading

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Will Corn Mature Before Frost?

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist During cool growing seasons, especially when planting is delayed due to wet spring conditions, growers are concerned about whether their corn is vulnerable and will reach maturity before normal frost dates. Often the range in planting … Continue reading

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Corn Production in the Northern Corn Belt: The Tillage X Rotation Interaction

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist The corn-soybean rotation has become dominant in the Corn Belt of the U.S in the last 30-40 years. When compared to other systems like the wheat system of the Middle East and the rice systems of … Continue reading

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Record When a Field Tassels to Predict Corn Silage Harvest Date

Joe Lauer, UW Extension Corn Agronomist The 2013 growing season was one of the most extended planting seasons since record-keeping began in 1979. Numerous rainfall events delayed spring field work resulting in planting dates that often range from April to June on … Continue reading

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Can Corn Silage Energy Pools be Manipulated Using Brown Midrib Technology?

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist, University of Wisconsin-Madison The energy in corn silage comes from two energy pools: NDFD and Starch. The NDFD energy pool is derived from stover which consists of the stalk, leaves, tassel, cob, ear shank and husk … Continue reading

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How Late Can I Plant Corn?

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist, University of Wisconsin-Madison The last USDA-NASS report indicated that 74% of the Wisconsin corn acres have been planted, so we still have over 1 million acres to plant. As weather delays continue, I am getting more … Continue reading

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Switch Dates For Corn Silage

Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Corn Agronomist The Wisconsin USDA-NASS Crop Progress report for May 20 indicated that only 43% of the corn crop had been planted.  For Week 20, only the growing seasons of 1996 (38%) and 1979 (40%) … Continue reading

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Evaluation of Ascend®: Hormones that stimulate corn growth

Evaluation of Ascend®: Hormones that stimulate corn growth Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin – Madison During years with strong grain prices numerous products appear that seem too good to be true. If there was any growing season when a corn root growth enhancer … Continue reading

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New State All-Time Corn Yield Record Set in 2012

New State All-Time Corn Yield Record Set in 2012 Joe Lauer In spite of the 2012 drought, a new all-time state record corn yield was produced in Portage County. The previous all-time record was from Grant county. A total of … Continue reading

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