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Recent WCM articles

  • Pricing Winter Cereal Forage for Sale at Harvest

    Kevin Shelley, Nutrient and Pest Management program southcentral educator, University of Wisconsin-Madison Winter Cereal Forage Cost of production (per-acre and per-ton) When determining a fair price for standing or harvested winter cereal rye or triticale …

  • Cereal Rye Cover Crop for Weed Suppression

    Kolby Grint, Northwest Regional Specialist, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison Managing a Cereal Rye Cover Crop for Weed Suppression in Corn and Soybean Cereal rye (Secale cereale) is an effective cover crop …

  • Green County No-till Farmer Planter Set-up Videos

    Daniel H. Smith, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison A new video series provides details and farmer perspectives of no-till planting. These videos provide information on common no-till planter set-up, keys to successful planting …

  • Beginning to assess 2022 soybean stands

    Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist The start of the #plant22 growing season has been significantly less favorable than #plant21 for many Midwestern farmers. According to today’s NASS report for WI: Soybean planting …

  • Agronomy and Soils Field Day August 31 at ARS

    Please save the date to attend the Agronomy and Soils Field Day August 31st at the Arlington Ag Research Center.

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There are over 150 IPCM videos on our YouTube channel. A few popular videos are shown below.



Optimizing Nutrient Management page

The challenges for the new growing season of potentially limited fertilizer availability and high prices for the available fertilizer are suspected to increase expenses for crop inputs and can lead to rushed fertility management decisions. Planning that involves crop budgeting, soil testing, and a good nutrient management plan will help confront these fertility challenges.

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Corn Guide Cover Page

Visual Guide to Corn Development


Winter Wheat Cover Page

Visual Guide to Winter Wheat Development


Soybean Guide Cover Page

Visual Guide to Soybean Growth Stages


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