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  • Wisconsin Winter Wheat Update

    Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Shawn Conley, Extension Soybean and Small Grains Agronomist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Winter wheat in Wisconsin continues to move through growth stages at record pace. We are about 10-14 days …

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    Questions to consider prior to replanting a soybean field

    Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Small Grains Specialist, UW-Madison Early in the growing season, abiotic (freezing temperatures, hail, flooding, etc.) and biotic (slugs, deer, disease, insects, etc.) factors often reduce soybean plant stands. A soybean …

  • Spraying 2,4-D on Soybean in 2024?

    Daniel H. Smith, Outreach Program Manager, UW-Madison Division of Extension, Rodrigo Werle, Weed Scientist and Extension Specialist, UW-Madison Are you planning to spray 2,4-D for postemergence broadleaf weed control in Enlist E3 soybean? The 2,4-D …

  • Wisconsin CCA Board Election Results

    Thank you to everyone who provided nominations and voted in the recent Wisconsin CCA Board election. On-behalf of the election process I would like to welcome Rob Shields, Matt Brugger, and Chris Bandura to the …

  • Alfalfa Herbicide Rotation Restrictions

    Scott Newell – Alfalfa Outreach Specialist, Dr. Mark Renz – Associate Professor, Perennial Crops Extension Weed Specialist Planting is expensive. Checking the label isn’t. Avoid costly mistakes when seeding alfalfa and check rotational restrictions now! …

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Corn Guide Cover Page

Visual Guide to Corn Development


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Visual Guide to Winter Wheat Development


Soybean Guide Cover Page

Visual Guide to Soybean Growth Stages