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  • Agronomy and Soils Field Day Aug 31, at ARS

    Agronomy and Soils Field DayWednesday August 31, 2022UW-Arlington Agricultural Research Station Pre-registration is free and appreciated. Please register by August 17. https://forms.gle/t1oi8xbiJWo6RNLd8or call 608-262-0485 8:00 Check-in 8:30 Load for field tours 40 minutes per stop …

  • Cover Crop in Conventional Corn-Soybean Plot Tour, July 6

    Rodrigo Werle, Extension Cropping Systems Weed Scientist, and Shawn P. Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist We would like to invite you to attend the 2022 UW Cover Crop Management in Conventional Corn-Soybean Production …

  • Soybean Flowers, Herbicide Labels, and Wheel Track Damage…Oh My!

    Shawn P. Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist, and Rodrigo Werle, Extension Cropping Systems Weed Scientist We are starting to get the many reports of soybean beginning to flower (R1) in our early planted …

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    Interseeding Cover Crops

    Daniel H. Smith, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, Matt Ruark, Soil Science Extension Specialist, Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison Interseeding of cover crops (the planting of covers into a standing cash crop) is …

  • UW Small Grains Field Day July 6

    University of Wisconsin-Madison Small Grains Field Day Wednesday, July 6, 10:00 am – Noon Arlington Agriculture Research Station N695 Hopkins Road Arlington, WI Meet at 9:45 am, Public Events Building Registration required: https://forms.gle/Jid27zocEs3LsJh49 Small grain …

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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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Considerations When Landspreading Milk or Manure|Milk Mixtures