Entries by shawn conley spconley@wisc.edu

Harvest Considerations for Variable Soybean Maturity

Variable soil types, knolls, flooding and ponding, variable planting dates and random pest pressure have left many growers with extreme (worst I have ever seen) in-field variability of soybean maturity in 2019.   There are areas in fields where the soybean seed is approaching maturity adjacent to areas with green seed.  The prevailing question is “When […]

A Tank Full of Sugar Helps the Profits Go Down

Adapted from original article written 6/1/2015. This growing season has been what I can best describe as “Craptacular“. Farmers are under severe economic stress and are looking to squeeze the highest yields possible out of whatever acres they were able to get planted. Across the Midwest post emergence herbicide applications are going out and farmers […]

Factors to Consider While Assessing Your 2019 Winter Wheat Crop Stand and Spring Nitrogen Timing

As we begin to contemplate spring and the 2019 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 […]