Assessing the Potential for Nitrogen Loss from Heavy Rainfalls

Assessing the Potential for Nitrogen Loss from Heavy Rainfalls Carrie Laboski, Extension Soil Fertility Specialist, Department of Soil Science, UW-Madison Several inches of rainfall over the past week and a half have many growers and agronomists concerned about the potential … Continue reading

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Corn Market Changes

Corn Market Changes David C. Moll, Grain Marketing Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin Extension USDA released two important reports this morning that likely have set the tone for trading through harvest.  The report was very bearish for corn, use of … Continue reading

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Black Cutworm Feeding on Corn – Out of the Woods Yet?

Black Cutworm Feeding on Corn – Out of the Woods Yet? Eileen Cullen, Extension Entomologist Black cutworm (BCW) larvae are in the larger stages (4th to 6th instar) and corn in the V4-V6 stages from what I have seen in … Continue reading

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Do Foliar Applications of Sugar Improve Soybean Yield?

Do Foliar Applications of Sugar Improve Soybean Yield? Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist High commodity prices have led growers to consider many novel soybean inputs. One input that has garnered considerable attention is the foliar application of sugar … Continue reading

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Using soil test results for more than just nutrient recommendations

Using soil test results for more than just nutrient recommendations By Amber Radatz, with assistance from John Peters and Matt Ruark, of The Department of Soil Science, UW Madison and Dennis Frame of UW Discovery Farms June 14, 2011 Results … Continue reading

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New video – Wisconsin’s pre-sidedress nitrate test (PSNT)

New video – Wisconsin’s pre-sidedress nitrate test (PSNT) Carrie Laboski, Extension Soil Scientist, Dept. of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kevin Shelley, Outreach Specialist, Nutrient & Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin- Madison The corn has been planted and is … Continue reading

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Black Cutworm Feeding on Bt Corn Technology

Black Cutworm Feeding on Bt Corn Technology Eileen Cullen, Extension Entomologist Reports of black cutworm feeding (chewing holes in leaves) and cut plants are coming, with two calls this week. Late planted corn is still smaller than V4-V5 making it … Continue reading

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True Armyworm Larva – Scout Corn and Wheat Fields

True Armyworm Larva – Scout Corn and Wheat Fields Eileen Cullen, Extension Entomologist The insect feeding activity report of note I received this week is that of true armyworm larvae on corn in LaCrosse County in Western Wisconsin. I have … Continue reading

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Update on Alfalfa Weevil and Potato Leafhopper as Alfalfa Transitions from First Crop Hay to Second Crop Growth

Update on Alfalfa Weevil and Potato Leafhopper as Alfalfa Transitions from First Crop Hay to Second Crop Growth Eileen Cullen, Extension Entomologist Alfalfa Weevil – Larval populations of alfalfa weevil have been gradually increasing in first crop alfalfa. The WDATCP … Continue reading

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Considerations for Switching Soybean Maturity Groups for Delayed Plantings

Considerations for Switching Soybean Maturity Groups for Delayed Plantings Shawn P. Conley, State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist, John Gaska, Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin, Madison Delayed corn planting coupled with frequent rainfall events and poor planting conditions have postponed … Continue reading

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