Wisconsin Crop Manager April 7, 2016

The 6th issue of the Wisconsin Crop Manager is now available. Click on the link below to view this issue.

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No Silver Bullets in Crop Production

Richard Halopka, CCA Clark County UW-Extension Crops & Soils Agent Media has dramatized the quick solution to any ailment you may have. If you have a pain, a condition, are overweight, etc. there is a pill or remedy that has … Continue reading

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Soybean Management Strategies to Facilitate Timely Winter Wheat Establishment in 2016

Shawn P. Conley Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist, Department of Agronomy Winter wheat acres across WI have declined over the past few years due to high corn and soybean prices and late grain harvests, however current economic realities suggest an … Continue reading

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Corn Agronomy: Looking ahead to 2016: The Economics

Joe Lauer, Wisconsin Corn Agronomist This spring farmers have been slow to make decisions on a number of inputs. Reluctance has largely been due to weather concerns and economics. The acreage intentions report last week did not help. Corn and soybean prices … Continue reading

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Corn Agronomy: Do farmer acreage intentions predict actual planted acres?

Last Thursday USDA-NASS came out with crop plating intentions for the U.S. This report along with the ending stocks report dramatically influences markets. Last week was no exception with market prices decreasing  with the news that 2016 corn acreage intentions … Continue reading

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UW-Madison/Extension Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (PDDC) Update

Brian Hudelson, Sean Toporek, and Ann Joy The PDDC receives samples of many plant and soil samples from around the state. The following diseases/disorders have been identified at the PDDC from March 26, 2016 through April 1, 2016. Plant/Sample Type, Disease/Disorder, … Continue reading

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Slugs

Bryan Jensen UW Extension During 2015, I had several conversations with producers and crop consultants regarding spring slug activity in corn and soybeans as well as some late-fall damage in cover crops. We had, I think, an unusually warm fall … Continue reading

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Handy Bt Trait Table Update

Bryan Jensen UW Extension Chris DiFonzo, Extension Entomologist from Michigan State University, has just updated her Handy Bt Trait Table.   It is my “go to” bulletin to determine which Bt proteins are express in the different seed corn products.

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2015 Soybeans Herbicide Evaluation Program Results Now Available

Mark Renz and Dave Stoltenberg Agronomy Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison; University of Wisconsin Extension Evaluation of new and existing herbicides for use in soybeans has annually occurred in Wisconsin for over 30 years. This program continues to compare effectiveness of … Continue reading

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Soybean Planting Date and Maturity Group Considerations for 2016

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist, Department of Agronomy Early May planting in Wisconsin has been documented to increase yield due to increased light interception (Gaspar and Conley, 2015).  In theory, earlier planting can potentially intercept greater amounts of solar radiation … Continue reading

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