Planting Date and Maturity Group Considerations Moving into a Potentially Early Spring 2017

Dr. Adam Gaspar and Dr. Shawn P. Conley Early May planting in Wisconsin has been documented to increase yield due to increased light interception (Gaspar and Conley, 2015).  Earlier planting dates are able to increase light interception in two ways, … Continue reading

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Hay Desiccants and Preservatives

Dan Undersander, UW-Extension Forage Agronomist Hay preservatives can reduce the spoilage and heating losses from hay baled wetter than optimum. First, it is important to recognize that two totally different types of products with different modes of action are sold: one … Continue reading

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Cutting Alfalfa Very Frequently

Dan Undersander, UW-Extension Forage Agronomist There has been some interest in cutting alfalfa frequently to get very low fiber for dairy rations. We had a study in 2000 and 2001 where we compared 20 alfalfa varieties with and without wheel traffic. … Continue reading

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The Seed Variety Database is Now Live

Badgerbean is proud to introduce a grower-generated database that will allow you to look up seed varieties with identical genetics. We designed this tool for farmers across the country to help each other find the Seed Varieties they need, when they … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager April 6, 2017

The 5th issue of the 24th volume of the Wisconsin Crop Manager is now available. Click on the link below to view this issue.  

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Wisconsin Farm Technology Days 2017

The Wisconsin Farm Technology Days is the largest agricultural show in Wisconsin and one of the largest in the nation. The three-day outdoor event showcases the latest improvements in production agriculture, including many practical applications of recent research findings and … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Farm Technology Days Peterson Award

John Shutske, 608-890-2949, john.shutske@wisc.edu It’s not often that people can have their picture taken with a ten foot tall goat or be able to pose in a pen with pigs and not get dirty, but it was possible for people … Continue reading

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Risk and Profitability of Lowering Your Soybean Seeding Rates in 2017

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Earlier soybean planting coupled with increasing seed costs and higher commodity prices have led to a surge in the number of acres planted with seed treatments (Esker and Conley, 2012). Furthermore, the … Continue reading

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2017 Field Crop Fungicide Efficacy Tables Now Posted

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison The 2017 fungicide efficacy tables are now posted for foliar diseases of corn, soybeans, and small grains. New this year is an added efficacy table for fungicides … Continue reading

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Stripe Rust Found to be Present and Already Active in Wisconsin Winter Wheat

Brian Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Shawn Conley, Extension Soybean and Small Grains Agronomist, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison On … Continue reading

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