Posted on June 4, 2020
A Little Fertilizer Can Result in More Forage in Pastures
Recently, the USDA NASS reported that Wisconsin’s forage inventory is the lowest it has been in 70 years. Low forage inventory is a result of […]
Posted on September 12, 2017
Are fall applications of N to winter wheat beneficial?
The short answer is maybe. Research in 2014 through 2016 demonstrated that N application at green-up generally resulted in the greatest economic return compared to […]
Posted on February 2, 2016
Strategies to Maximize Return on Fertilizer in 2016
There are numerous economic challenges for crop production in 2016. Tips for maximizing your economic return on fertilizer are provided in the video titled: “Strategies […]
Posted on July 24, 2014
2014 Agronomy/Soils Field Day at Arlington on August 27th
The Departments of Agronomy and Soil Science in conjunction with the Arlington Agricultural Research Station will host their annual field day on August 27, 2014. […]
Posted on September 17, 2013
Fall soil sampling: Another challenging prospect?
The dry conditions over the past four plus weeks may be giving you flash backs to 2012 and leave you wondering when you should soil […]
Posted on May 15, 2013
Update on Soil Profile Nitrate Concentrations
The soil nitrate monitoring network website was just updated with soil profile nitrate concentrations for 26 sites throughout Wisconsin. The results are not unlike two […]
Posted on May 2, 2013
Heavy rainfall causes loss of carry-over nitrogen on some fields
Last week I answered the question: “Are chances for carry-over N diminishing?” The short answer was maybe. Large amounts of precipitation from last fall to […]
Posted on April 25, 2013
Are Chances for Carry-Over Nitrogen Diminishing?
With last summer’s drought throughout much of the state, we headed into winter with variable and sometimes high (eg. 325 lb N/a) amounts of nitrate […]
Posted on February 14, 2013
Wondering how much nitrate might be left in the soil from the 2012 crop?
Drought conditions throughout much of Wisconsin in 2012 resulted in yields that were less than growers had been planning for when they planted in the […]
Posted on November 16, 2012
A2809 Update Coming Soon
University of Wisconsin-Extension Publication A2809 Nutrient Application Guidelines for Field, Vegetable, and Fruit Crops in Wisconsin has been revised. There are numerous changes to this […]
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