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2014 Wisconsin Agronomy Update Meetings

The Department of Agronomy will offer Crop Production and Management Meetings at eight locations during 2014. Joe Lauer, Dan Undersander and Shawn Conley will present the latest information on hybrid/variety performance, an analysis and discussion of last year’s growing season, … Continue reading

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Evaluating On-Farm Test Plots

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist               Wisconsin farmers are in the thick of corn harvest. With the delayed frost, some are finishing up silage harvest, while others have begun grain harvest. Early yield indications are … Continue reading

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First Announcement for the 2014 Wisconsin Corn Conferences

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist Hold the dates of January 28-30, 2014 for the Wisconsin Corn Conferences Profitable corn production is extremely important to Wisconsin agriculture. Farmers today must be well informed about new technologies to be profitable. These Corn Conferences … Continue reading

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Can yield maps predict future yields?

Hayley Bunselmeyer and Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomists To maximize field productivity and profitability, growers are increasingly using site-specific management rather than whole field management practices. Our objective is to describe spatial and temporal yield variability to predict grain yield of … Continue reading

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Pricing Corn Silage

Joe Lauer and Ryan Sterry, Corn Agronomist and St. Croix County Agent Pricing corn silage is a difficult decision because it often comes at a time when emotions of sellers and buyers are high. The seller has the opportunity to … Continue reading

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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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