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Ariel Larson and Mark Renz, Graduate Student and Extension Weed Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison We are currently researching weed management requirements in establishing switchgrass for bioenergy. To compliment our current efforts to create weed management recommendations during establishment, we have … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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