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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Seasonal Weight Limits on Roads

With the arrival of spring each year, seasonal weight limits on certain roadways will appear. To learn more about when, where, and why La Crosse County is using this tool, along with a map of the county roads that will be affected, check out the following links. You can also contact the County Highway department at 608-786-3810 with any question you may have. Please click “read more” for additional links.

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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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Common Poisonous Plants of Concern for Wisconsin’s Livestock

While most plants are safe for consumption by livestock, a few plant species can sicken or even kill animals. This publication overviews what poisonous plants are and under what conditions they can be toxic to livestock. A detailed list of common poisonous plants found in Wisconsin along with a description of the level of toxicity and resulting symptoms of ingestion is also included as a reference. If plant poisoning is suspected contact a veterinarian or other specialist immediately, as a rapid response is often required to prevent serious injury or death. To view the full publication, click “read more”.

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Confirmation of Emerald Ash Borer in La Crosse County

Details of Latest Confirmation: Six beetles were discovered on a survey trap in west central La Crosse County, about a mile east of the La Crosse city limit in the Town of Medary. The adult insects were discovered by a DATCP EAB trapper during routine trap inspection and end-of-season trap removal. The specimens were sent to federal identifiers and subsequently confirmed as EAB on Friday, August 19, 2011.

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