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Removal of Roundup Ready Alfalfa: What can we learn from 2012

Mark Renz, University of Wisconsin Extension Weed Scientist Alfalfa stand termination has been difficult in 2013.  This is likely due to several factors, including poor regrowth in the fall of 2012, late emergence this spring, and stressed crops due to … Continue reading

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Biggest Weed Contest at Farm Technology Days in Barron County

Mark Renz, UW-Madison Extension Weed Scientist With cooler weather and rain the Weed Doctors are expecting a bumper crop of large weeds.  Have a weed in your field that you think is a prize winner?  Then cut it down and … Continue reading

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Controlling weeds in establishing alfalfa can increase forage quality

Mark Renz, University of Wisconsin Extension Weed Scientist Forage quality can be reduced by weeds in alfalfa.  While this response can be seen at any time during the life of an alfalfa stand, effects are most evident in the first … Continue reading

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Alfalfa Removal in Spring

Alfalfa Removal in Spring Mark Renz Extension Weed Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison While removal of old stands is recommended with fall applications, many fields are now slated for removal due to winter-kill. This can be challenging, but options exist depending … Continue reading

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Pasture Weed Management after a Drought

Pasture Weed Management after a Drought Mark Renz Extension Weed Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Although spring precipitation has alleviated some concern about a continued drought, we can expect some lingering effects in 2013.  Many pastures last summer were overgrazed, and … Continue reading

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Planting alfalfa-grass mixtures? Check the plant-back restrictions from previous herbicide applications.

Planting alfalfa-grass mixtures? Check the plant-back restrictions from previous herbicide applications Mark Renz Extension Weed Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Alfalfa plantings are predicted to be higher in 2013 than the past several years in Wisconsin.  While most fields will likely … Continue reading

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Factsheets on Poisonous Plants Now Available

Factsheets on Poisonous Plants Now Available The Factsheets on Poisonous Plants can now be accessed on the UWEX Team Forage website.  To access the factsheets click here or on the link below. http://www.uwex.edu/ces/crops/uwforage/PoisonPlants8-12.pdf

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Big weeds found at the Weed Doctor’s Booth at Farm Technology Days

Big weeds found at the Weed Doctor’s Booth at Farm Technology Days Mark Renz, Extension Weed Scientist This year we had 26 entries into the biggest weed contest.  Past winners such as plumeless thistle and common mullein were entered as … Continue reading

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Watch out for Poisonous Plants this Summer

Watch out for Poisonous Plants this Summer Mark Renz Extension Weed Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison As pastures are not productive in much of Wisconsin due to the drought and the supply of hay remains low throughout the US, the potential … Continue reading

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Biggest Weed Contest to be held at the Weed Doctor’s Booth at Farm Technology Days in Outagamie County

Biggest Weed Contest to be held at the Weed Doctor’s Booth at Farm Technology Days in Outagamie County Mark Renz, UW-Madison Extension Weed Scientist The weather has been crazy this spring and summer, but the Weed Doctors are betting that … Continue reading

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