The October 25, 2023 Badger Crop Connect session features discussions by Brenda Boetel, Professor and Department Chair of Agricultural Economics at UW-River Falls and Extension Agricultural Marketing Specialist.
There are a lot of weedy soybean fields across Wisconsin this year and the dry conditions are the major culprit. A lack of precipitation reduced the effectiveness of many residual herbicides and drought-affected soybeans were slower to close the canopy. To make matters worse, the dry conditions seem to be accelerating soybean dry down while weeds remain green.
Since May much of Wisconsin has faced drought. While some areas got spotty summer thunderstorms other areas have not. The scarcity of rainfall and unrelenting heat means that since the first Badger Crop Drought Webinar in June the drought has gotten worse in parts of Wisconsin.
A recap of the Badger Crop Connect webinar on July 12, 2023 Flash Drought in Corn: Where do we go from here? Joe Lauer UW-Madison Corn Agronomist and Extension Specialist UW-Madison corn agronomist Joe Lauer explains to webinar viewers that as the state’s corn crop nears mid-July the water-holding capacity of soils has allowed deep […]
While the early part of the year was characterized by large amounts of precipitation, the May Wisconsin experienced this year was the 4th driest on record. While some areas are receiving scattered amounts of precipitation this week, the speed with which the drought came on and led to the designation of “flash drought” for much of the state led UW-Madison State Climatologist Steve Vavrus to call this time “remarkable.”
This webinar assists growers and agronomists with decision-making for late and prevented planting and disease management in small grains. Dr. Mitchell highlights the changes over time that will affect planting based on climate data, and presents the updated dates and risk management options to produce a profitable crop or receive an indemnity and possibly a forage harvest late in the season.
The 2nd Badger Crop Connect session of 2023 features discussions from the WiscWeeds team on spring cover crop management and early season weed control. Presenters include Nick Arneson, Outreach Program Manager, Joses Nunes, PhD student, and Dr. Rodrigo Werle, Extension Cropping Systems Weed Scientist. Nick Arneson and Jose Nunes discuss the use of winter cereal […]
The webinar was designed to assist farms and agronomists in their decision-making regarding timing of spring tillage and planting activities and to properly prepare planting equipment for optimal in-field effectiveness.
September 22, 2021 12:30-1:30 pm Local Update Michael (Mike) Ballweg, Extension Crops and Soils Agent Cropping Systems and Practices that Build Soil Carbon Randy Jackson, UW-Madison Agronomy Professor Setting Up the Winter Wheat Crop for Success Shawn Conley, UW-Madison Extension Soybean & Small Grain Specialist
The selection of corn hybrids and soybean and small grain varieties has a major influence on yield and overall profitability of crop production. The disparity in yield between varieties on both ends of the spectrum is quite large. At the University of Wisconsin, corn hybrid research has shown an average yield spread of 70 bushels/acre […]
Resources from the June 23, 2021 webinar. Damon Smith, UW-Madison Extension Plant Pathologist discussing Managing Corn Diseases for Profits and When will Soybean Fungicides Pay
Resources from the May 26, 2021 webinar.