Entries by shawnc

The WSMB Free Soybean Cyst Nematode Testing Program is Back in 2022!

Ann MacGuidwin, Damon Smith and Shawn P. Conley The WI Soybean Marketing Board (WSMB) sponsors free nematode testing to help producers stay ahead of the most important nematode pest of soybean, the soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Eggs of SCN persist in the soil between soybean crops so a sample can be submitted any time that […]

Winners of the 2021 WI Soybean Contest are Announced

Division 4: 1st           Ron Digman, Mount Hope (107.19 bu/a with Pioneer P28A42X)                      *Inducted into WI 100 Bushel Soybean Club  2nd          Don and Doug Midthun, Arlington (97.95 bu/a with Asgrow AG20X9) Division 3: 1st           Jim Salentine, Luxemburg (97.57 bu/a with Stine 20EB23) –Only one entry was submitted for Division 3– Division 2: 1st           Scott Peavey, […]

Best Management Practices for Growing Second or Third Year Soybean

Originally Coauthored by: Shawn P. Conley, Seth Naeve and John Gaska December 14, 2016. Modified by S.P.Conley 1/22/18. Modified by S. P. Conley, E. G. Matcham, and L. C. Malone 12/15/2021. Before we start, we fully acknowledge our title “Best management practices for growing second or third year soybean” is a bit misleading as we […]

Finalists for the 2021 WI Soybean Yield Contest are Announced

The finalists for the 2021 WSA Soybean Yield Contest were announced today.  The top two entries in each division (in no particular order) are: Division 4: Ron Digman, Mount Hope (planted Pioneer P28A42X) Don and Doug Midthun, Arlington (planted Asgrow AG20X9) Division 3: Jim Salentine, Luxemburg (planted Stine 20EB23) *Only one entry was submitted for […]

The WSMB Free Soybean Cyst Nematode Testing Program is Back in 2021!

Ann MacGuidwin, Damon Smith and Shawn P. Conley The WI Soybean Marketing Board (WSMB) sponsors free nematode testing to help producers stay ahead of the most important nematode pest of soybean, the soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Eggs of SCN persist in the soil between soybean crops so a sample can be submitted any time that […]

Lab Methods for Soil Testing

Article written by: Emma Matcham, Matt Ruark, and Shawn P. Conley We talk a lot about the importance of soil sampling, but we don’t spend much time talking about what happens to your samples after you send them off to the lab. There are a few different procedures for measuring potassium (K) and phosphorous (P), […]

Winners of the 2020 WI Soybean Contest are Announced

The 1st place winner in Division 4, Midthun Bros of Arlington, grew Asgrow AG20X9 and harvested 105.18 bu/a.  Midthun Bros also won the 100 Bushel Award.  In second place, Digman Ridge Farms of Mount Hope grew Pioneer P28A42X and harvested 98.29 bu/a.  In Division 3, Thelen Sand & Gravel harvested 90.22 bu/a with Pioneer P24A80X […]

Finalists for the 2020 WI Soybean Yield Contest are Announced

The 2020 season had above average growing conditions for many growers.  We experienced higher entry numbers in the 2020 WSA/WSMB Soybean Yield Contest, likely due to an early and extended harvest window. The top two entries in each division (in no particular order) were: Division 4: Ron Digman, Mount Hope (planted Pioneer P28A42X) Don and […]