Pest Management Update

The Annual UW-Extension Pest Management Update will be held in Sparta, Wisconsin at Jake’s Northwoods. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., the program will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m., and finish by 3:00 p.m. Speakers will be UW Specialists, Mark Renz, Damon Smith, Vince Davis, Dan Heider and Bryan Jensen. Topics that will be covered include: Integrated […]

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Wisconsin Crop Progress & Condition Report

With crop insurance deadlines looming, producers were reportedly working into the night to plant, spread manure, and apply chemicals. For more information on Wisconsin Crop Progress Condition, please click “Read More”.

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Pricing Corn Silage

Pricing corn silage is a difficult decision because it often comes at a time when emotions between sellers and buyers are high. The seller has the opportunity to sell a corn field or either silage or grain and incorporate the fertilizer value of the stover back into the field. The buyer has the opportunity to buy a corn field for silage or buy grain from the market and purchase low quality straw (wheat or corn stover aftermath) to formulate rations. For more information, please click “Read More”.

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Will Corn Mature Before the Frost?

During cool growing seasons, especially when planting is delayed due to wet spring conditions, growers are concerned about whether their corn is vulnerable and will reach maturity before normal frost dates. Often the range in planting dates have implications at harvest time, especially for silage because grain and dairy producers often negotiate the sale of corn in fields that are borderline for development. To learn more about this subject, please click “Read More”.

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Wisconsin Manure Management Advisory System

The Manure Management Advisory System is a set of maps to help farmers and others who apply nutrients to identify suitable cropland areas for spreading. The maps are in two categories: Short-term runoff risk assessment, for daily application planning, and WI 590 nutrient management, for long-term application planning. For the complete article, please click “read more”.

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