Think Twice About Replanting Soybeans

Adam P. Gaspar, Shawn P. Conley, & John M. Gaska Deptartment of Agronomy University of Wisconsin-Madison Soybean planting date trends have steadily shifted earlier within the Northern Corn Belt while inclement weather, insect pressure, and disease pressure associated with spring … Continue reading

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Alfalfa Weevil

Bryan Jensen UW Extension and IPM Program Based on May 9th degree day accumulations (map below), the southern Mississippi River valley area of Wisconsin has reached 300 Weevil Degree Days (base 48 F). Now is the time scouting for alfalfa … Continue reading

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Corn Agronomy: What is happening in the corn plant during the month of May?

Good progress has been made planting corn in Wisconsin. Corn planted was at 56 percent complete, one day behind last year, but 10 days ahead of the five-year average.  Corn emerged was at 6 percent, the same as last year, … Continue reading

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Vegetable Crop Update May 6, 2016

Amanda J. Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Vegetable Plant Pathologist The 6th issue of the Vegetable Crop Update is now available. Click on the link below to view this update:

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – May 6, 2016

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Brian D. Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison Winter wheat in research plots, and also adjacent production fields, was scouted in southern and south central Wisconsin during the week of … 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 April 30, 2016 through May 6, 2016. Plant/Sample Type, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Crop Manager May 5, 2016

The 10th issue of the Wisconsin Crop Manager is now available. Click on the link below to view this issue.

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Wisconsin Pest Bulletin: Volume 61 Number 2 May 05, 2016

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection Drier weather with milder temperatures returned to Wisconsin, allowing spring fieldwork to proceed. Afternoon highs ranged from the 50s to 70s and were near or slightly above seasonal averages, while nighttime temperatures … Continue reading

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Economic Risk and Profitability of Soybean Seed Treatments at Reduced Seeding Rates

Adam P Gaspar, Shawn P Conley and John Gaska, Department of Agronomy Paul Mitchell, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Introduction Earlier soybean planting coupled with increasing seed costs and higher commodity prices have led to a surge in the … Continue reading

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It’s Time to #Spillthebeans About Wisconsin Agriculture!

Alissa L. Grenawalt, Extension Outreach Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences Members of Wisconsin 4-H and FFA grades 3-13 (as of January 1, 2016) are encouraged to participate in a new video contest opportunity highlighting the importance of soybeans in livestock projects.  Winners … Continue reading

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