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  • 2 Soil Nitrate Tests for Corn Production in Wisconsin

    The NPM Program and UW-Madison Dept. of Soil Science Professor Carrie Laboski have recently completed a new publication on Wisconsin’s two soil nitrate tests. Soil Nitrate Tests for Corn Production in Wisconsin: Preplant and Pre-Sidedress …

  • 5 New Videos from UW-Madison Ag Specialists

    In this “Bumper Crops” episode the current topics around herbicide-resistant weeds in Wisconsin field crops are discuss by Damon Smith, Extension Specialist, Field Crops Pathology, and Rodrigo Werle, Extension Weed Specialist.   In this “Bumper …

  • What’s the Skinny on Foliar Fungicides for Alfalfa in Wisconsin?

    Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison View this complete article on BadgerCropDoc.com blog site. Summary: With high commodity prices this spring and some freeze events affecting alfalfa …

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    2020 Custom Rate Guide

    Paul D. Mitchell, Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW-Madison The 2020 Custom Rate Guide is published. This was joint work among people from USDA-NASS, DATCP and UW, with Brian Luck and I the specialist leads. The survey was conducted …

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    Job Openings: Nutrient and Pest Management Program

    The Nutrient & Pest Management (NPM) Program of the UW-Madison College of Agricultural & Life Sciences and Division of Extension is currently recruiting candidates for two positions: a North Central Wisconsin Outreach Specialist and a …

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