Wisconsin Crop Manager March 3, 2016

The 3rd issue of the Wisconsin Crop Manager is now available. Click on the link below to view this issue.

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UW-River Falls Field Scout Training Class March 16-17, 2016

Bryan Jensen, IPM Program The University of Wisconsin-River Falls, UW-Extension and the Integrated Pest Management Program are co-sponsoring the IPM Field Scout Training Class which will be held March 16-17, 2016 at the UW-River Falls campus. This training session will … Continue reading

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Vegetable Crop Update February 18, 2016

Amanda J. Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Vegetable Plant Pathologist The 2nd issue of the Vegetable Crop Update is now available. Click on the link below to view this update.  

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First Seed-to-Plant Spread of Harmful Soybean Virus Proven by UW-Madison

For the first time, a UW-Madison study has proven a crop-injuring Tospovirus can be passed from soybean seeds to plants, a finding with significant implications for soybean production around the world. The landmark study shows the virus can spread from an infected seed lot to seedlings at … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to 2016: The Weather

At nearly every farmer production meeting this winter, speakers have been addressing the unprecedented El Niño event occurring in the Pacific Ocean. Data for El Niño and La Niña events have been collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Agricultural Land Prices 2015

By Arlin Brannstrom, Faculty Associate UW Center for Dairy Profitability Lower milk prices and low grain prices combined to drive Wisconsin agricultural land prices lower again in 2015. Average land values declined 3% over all – but varied widely in different parts of … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager February 11, 2016

The 2nd issue of the Wisconsin Crop Manager is now available. Click on the link below to view this issue.

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Calculating the Soybean Yield Gap for WI Soybean Farmers

Shawn P. Conley Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist Shawn Conley is embarking on a State‐Wide Project aimed at generating baseline producer data on current soybean management practices in Wisconsin’s production systems. This project is funded by the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing … Continue reading

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The Effectiveness of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments in Soybean

This publication from the Purdue Extension Entomology website reviews the current research regarding the efficacy of these neonicotinoid seed treatments, their non-target effects, and the potential role for neonicotinoid seed treatments in soybean production. To view the full publication, follow … 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 January 30, 2016 through February 5, 2016. Plant/Sample Type, Disease/Disorder, … Continue reading

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