Entries by shawn conley spconley@wisc.edu

Harvest Considerations for Variable Soybean Maturity

Variable soil types, knolls, flooding and ponding, variable planting dates and late season drought have left many growers with extreme in-field variability of soybean maturity.   There are areas in fields where the soybean seed is 13% or less moisture adjacent to areas with green seed.  The prevailing question is “When should the grower harvest?” Obviously […]

Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board Announces Changes to the 2017 Free Nematode Testing Program

Four out of every five animals on earth today is a nematode so it is not surprising that agricultural fields are home to many nematode species. Fortunately, most nematodes are beneficial to crop growth and soil health because their activities help decompose crop residues and cycle nitrogen and other nutrients. Pest nematodes do not threaten […]

Factors to Consider While Assessing Your 2017 Winter Wheat Crop Stand and Spring Nitrogen Timing

As we begin to contemplate spring and the 2017 winter wheat growing season, many growers and consultants alike are beginning to venture out and across their winter wheat fields to assess winter injury and nitrogen timings. Though it is a bit premature to make any rash decisions regarding crop destruction here are a few considerations […]