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Cover Crops Becoming Your Next Weed?

Daniel H. Smith, Mimi Broeske, and Kevin Shelley- Nutrient and Pest Management Program University of Wisconsin-Madison Spring fieldwork has been a challenge so far and termination of cover crops can be a challenge under less than ideal conditions. A recent … Continue reading

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TImely video: Cover Crops – Winter Rye After Corn Silage

Harvest of rye as forage in mid to late May, in southern Wisconsin, generally allows subsequent planting of a full season crop such as corn, soybeans or alfalfa seeding. The video linked below provides an introduction to the practice of … Continue reading

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Consider cover crop plans for summer and fall when selecting crop herbicides this spring

Kevin Shelley and Dan Smith, UWEX Nutrient and Pest Management Program If a cover crop will be planted later this cropping season, consider the rotational restrictions for any herbicides used in the field this spring, or the past few seasons. … Continue reading

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Now is a good time to get manure spreaders calibrated for determining manure nutrient credits

Kevin Shelley, UW NPM Program With profit margins tight, this spring is a good time for manure spreader weighing and calibration on dairy and livestock farms. Determining the weight of an average load of manure is an important step in … Continue reading

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MOSES Organic Farming Conference and Organic University to offer Continuing Education Units (CEU) for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA)

Kevin B. Shelley, Outreach Program Manager, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension Professionals certified through the American Society of Agronomy as Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) working in organic crop production, and those professionals interested exploring approaches to organic production, can obtain continuing education … Continue reading

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Preventing Cover Crops From Becoming Your Next Weed Problem

Daniel H. Smith, Mimi Broeske, and Kevin Shelley- Nutrient and Pest Management Program University of Wisconsin-Madison Termination of cover crops can be a challenge. A new publication from the Nutrient and Pest Management program details termination techniques, herbicide considerations, herbicides … Continue reading

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Cover crops following wheat or other small grains – Selection and management guidelines

Kevin Shelley, UW Nutrient and Pest Management Program 608-575-4746 Following harvest of winter wheat or other small grains in Wisconsin, if not planted to alfalfa, these fields are often left fallow. However, with more than 40 percent of the growing … Continue reading

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Pub: Frost seeding red clover in winter wheat

Grow your own nitrogen! If you plant winter wheat, you have an opportunity to “grow” your own nitrogen (N) to help manage input costs and accrue soil quality benefits. The age-old practice of green manuring, especially in conjunction with wheat, … Continue reading

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Cover cropping – Avoid clover competition

Cover cropping: Avoid clover competition when frost seeding medium red clover into winter wheat Kevin Shelley, UW-Madison Nutrient and Pest Management Program One cover cropping practice used by winter wheat growers involves frost seeding medium red clover seed into the … Continue reading

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Monitor Seedcorn Maggot Degree Days for Successful Planting of Untreated Soybean Seed

Kevin Shelley, UW Nutrient and Pest Management Program In this year of predicted tight margins for producing field crops, farmers are asking which expenses they might be able to cut—treated soybean seed might be an option. Soybeans are often planted … Continue reading

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