Minimize Dry Matter Loss by Minimizing Silage Porosity

Minimize Dry Matter Loss by Minimizing Silage Porosity Brian Holmes, University of Wisconsin Madison and Richard Muck, USDA, ARS, US Dairy Forage Research Center-Madison A major dry matter (DM) loss mechanism in silage is deterioration of readily available carbohydrate by … Continue reading

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Diagnosing Early Season Corn Insect Damage

Diagnosing Early Season Corn Insect Damage Bryan Jensen, IPM Program A few calls have been coming in regarding insect damage in seedling corn as well as some confusion when making a diagnosis.  Below are a few observations regarding insect injury … Continue reading

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Need to scout for alfalfa weevil after first cut?

Bryan Jensen, University of Wisconsin Integrated Pest Management Program, takes you into the field to show you how to scout and manage alfalfa weevil in Wisconsin field crops. Scouting AFTER first cut harvest is different than scouting before harvest because … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager for May 17

In this issue: Wisconsin Vegetable Update newsletter New video helps with corn replanting descisions Fusarium Head Blight Risk Remains Low for WI Wisconsin Pest Bulletin, May 17 update Managing Hail Damaged Alfalfa and Red Clover   If you would like … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Vegetable Update newsletter

A newsletter for commercial potato and vegetable growers prepared by the University of Wisconsin-Madison vegetable research and extension specialists was updated May 14. editor: Amanda J. Gevens, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Plant Pathology, Extension Plant Pathologist in Potatoes & … Continue reading

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New video helps with corn replanting descisions

Dr. Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin Agronomy Department and UWEX, takes you into the field to show you how to evaluate your newly planted stand of corn to help determine if you would benefit by replanting. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDc-eGXk2P0[/youtube]   1. Determine … Continue reading

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Fusarium Head Blight Risk Remains Low for WI

Wheat will begin flowering in the southern portion of Wisconsin over the next several days. This is a critical time to determine if the crop is at risk for Fusarium head blight (FHB). Following from our previous updates, a check … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin, May 17 update

Krista Hamilton, Survey Entomologist, DATCP Issue No. 6 of the Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is now available at: http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/index.jsp http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/pb/pdf/05-17-12.pdf LOOKING AHEAD:  European corn borer egg laying underway FORAGES & GRAINS:  Potato leafhopper counts mostly below-threshold CORN:  Black cutworm infestations noted … Continue reading

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Managing Hail Damaged Alfalfa and Red Clover

Dr Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin  For determination of keeping stand of new seedings: Determine whether or not the seedlings have developed crowns (pull a plant and feed if ridge between root and top growth which usually develops when plant … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager for May 10, 2012

Wisconsin Crop Manager for May 10, 2012 Click below to view the Wisconsin Crop Manager for May 10, 2012.

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