Entries by shawnc

High Value Straw and Weedy Wheat…What Do I Do?

Wet fields, thin stands and spotty winter-kill made spring weed control difficult to impossible in many winter wheat fields, and prolonged wet conditions have encouraged prolific weed growth from competitive broadleaf weeds like giant ragweed and lambsquarters. As we approach harvest in southern WI (week of July 21st) growers simply have limited herbicide options for […]

Soybean and Corn are Considered Cover Crop Options in WI

Article written by Shawn P. Conley, Joe Lauer and Paul Mitchell Today Joe Lauer and myself had the opportunity to travel to Door County and participate in an Extension meeting hosted by Annie Deutsch, Jamie Patton and Aerica Bjurstrom. We had great conversation with the group about the agronomic implications of the 2019 growing season. During […]

First thoughts on managing your prevent plant acres

I want to start out this blog being very clear and honest…… I don’t exactly know what the right answer is! However as I have stated before, the best thing about blog articles is that it is a dynamic format and can be rapidly updated and changed. I am sure this blog article will change […]

Winners of the 2018 WI Soybean Yield Contest are Announced

The 1st place winner in Division 4, Riley Bros Farms of Darlington, grew Asgrow AG2636 and harvested 99.58 bu/a.  In second place, Venable Farms Inc. of Janesville grew Jung 1243R2X and harvested 93.22 bu/a.  In Division 3, Jim Salentine of Luxemburg harvested 79.32 bu/a with Steyer 1401L and in 2nd place, Oeh My Farms of […]

Finalists for the 2018 WI Soybean Yield Contest are Announced

Many growers across WI experienced above average growing conditions in 2018; however, delayed harvest caused by frequent rainfall events led to fewer overall entries into our 2018 Yield Contest. The top two entries in each division (in no particular order) were: Division 4: Jeff Riley, Darlington (planted Asgrow AG2636) Nick Venable, Janesville (planted Jung 1243R2X) […]

Drought Stricken Soybeans..Should I Leave Them or Take Them for Forage?

Late soybean plantings followed by dry conditions have some northern WI growers considering chopping their soybean as a forage. Before you even consider this option make sure you check the label of the pesticides applied to the crop before you grease the chopper. Let’s start with the herbicides first. In short, outside of glyphosate (25 […]

I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

Shawn P. Conley, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Jeremy Ross, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture For many of us in agriculture, 2017 was a year we would like to quickly forget. Unpredictable weather, low crop prices and last, but certainly not least, many of us were dealing with the D-word, and I don’t mean […]