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On-farm storageOn-Farm Cold Storage of Fall-Harvested Fruit and Vegetable Crops (A4105)

Authors: Scott A. Sanford, John Hendrickson

Using proper storage methods, crops harvested in the fall can be stored in bins or bulk piles for 2–12 months depending on the crop. This guide helps growers plan, design, specify equipment, and operate a cold storage facility tailored to their specific requirements. The types of storage facilities discussed include root cellars, modern root cellars, refrigerators, reefer truck bodies, and walk-in and drive-in coolers (84 pages; 2015).

 

Forage Variety

Forage Variety Update for Wisconsin—2015 Trial Results (A1525)

Authors: Dan Undersander, Mike Bertram, Jason Cavadini, Arin Crooks, Bill Meyer, Heathcliff Riday, Anna Teeter

Before buying seed, find out which forage varieties perform the best in Wisconsin. This annually updated publication covers alfalfa, birdsfoot trefoil, red clover, meadow bromegrass, smooth bromegrass, meadow fescue, tall fescue, orchardgrass, reed canarygrass, ryegrass, and timothy varieties (20 pages; November 2015).

 

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Wisconsin Corn Hybrid Performance Trials—2015 (A3653)

Authors: Joe Lauer, Kent Kohn and Thierno Diallo

Every year, the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences conduct a corn evaluation program in cooperation with the Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association. The purpose of this program is to provide unbiased performance comparisons of hybrid seed corn for both grain and silage available in Wisconsin. This 56-page booklet describes the 2015 performance trials for corn – including grain, silage, specialty, and organic – planted at 14 locations throughout Wisconsin. This data will help you choose the best hybrids to plant for your growing conditions (2015; 56 pages)

 

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Master Composter Home Study Course (G4107)

Authors: Holly Johnson Shiralipour, Joe Van Rossum

Composting is an effective tool that keeps yard materials and food scraps out of landfills while producing a finished product valued by gardeners everywhere. By diverting waste intended for landfills, home composting serves as a model of sustainability that illustrates the results of returning degradable organic materials to the soil. Learn about managing organic materials at home, the science behind composting, and the benefits of compost with this resourceful manual. Available as a PDF download only.

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