Field-Scale Evaluation of Sweet Corn Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer Application Rates on Wisconsin’s Central Sands: Results After Two Years of Data Collection

Field-Scale Evaluation of Sweet Corn Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer Application Rates on Wisconsin’s Central Sands: Results After Two Years of Data Collection By Ken Schroeder, Matt Ruark, and Don Genrich Wisconsin ranks second in the nation for production of sweet … Continue reading

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2010 Wisconsin Corn Hybrid Performance Trials: Grain – Silage – Specialty – Organic

2010 Wisconsin Corn Hybrid Performance Trials: Grain – Silage – Specialty – Organic Joe Lauer, Extension Corn Agronomist, UW-Madison Agronomy Dept., Kent Kohn and Thierno Diallo, UW-Madison Agronomy Dept. Every year, the University of Wisconsin Extension-Madison and College of Agricultural … Continue reading

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Wet Soils Increase the Potential for Soil Compaction

Wet Soils Increase the Potential for Soil Compaction Dick Wolkowski, Extension Soil Scientist The late heavy snow and persistent rains this spring have saturated Wisconsin soils. Therefore, what producers do in their fields in the next few weeks with respect to … Continue reading

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IRM Calculator Helps Growers Plant the Right Refuge for the Right Bt Corn Hybrid

IRM Calculator Helps Growers Plant the Right Refuge for the Right Bt Corn Hybrid Eileen Cullen, Extension Entomologist In 2011, more corn hybrids contain multiple Bt traits for insect control or suppression. Refuge requirements have changed for multi-trait corn hybrids … Continue reading

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Radish as a cover crop

Radish as a cover crop Matt Ruark, Extension Soil Scientist, UWEX and Dept. of Soil Science,Kevin Shelley, UW – Nutrient and Pest Management Program,Jim Stute, Extension Agent – Rock County There has been much recent interest in planting forage radish … Continue reading

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Applying Gypsum to Wisconsin Soils

Applying Gypsum to Wisconsin Soils Dick Wolkowski, Extension Soil Scientist The interest in the use of gypsum in crop production has increased in Wisconsin for a variety of reasons. The installation of “scrubbers” at coal-fired power plants has reduced S emissions … Continue reading

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Nutrients to Watch in 2011: Sulfur and Potassium

Nutrients to Watch in 2011: Sulfur and Potassium Carrie Laboski, Extension Soil Fertility Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jerry Clark, Crop & Soils Agent, University of Wisconsin-Extension, Chippewa and Eau Claire Counties Sulfur (S) and potassium (K) are two nutrients that … Continue reading

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Is Land Rolling a Practice for Wisconsin Crop Production?

Is Land Rolling a Practice for Wisconsin Crop Production? Dick Wolkowski, Extension Soil Scientist Land rolling is the practice of pulling large cylindrical rollers over fields with the objective of smoothing the ground. Typically the practice is conducted just prior to … Continue reading

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Phosphorus Content of Dairy Rations and Manure Wisconsin Trends 2002-2010

Phosphorus Content of Dairy Rations and Manure Wisconsin Trends 2002-2010  John Peters, Department of Soil Science Comparison of dairy TMR total P levels with manure P content For the past nine years the UW Soil and Forage Analysis Laboratory has … Continue reading

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New Instructional Video on Calibrating a Manure Spreader

New Instructional Video on Calibrating a Manure Spreader Kevin B. Shelley, UWEX Nutrient and Pest Management Program The UW Extension Nutrient and Pest Management Program has produced an instructional video on determining manure application rates as part of the process … Continue reading

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