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Avoid Building Collapse, Consider Insurance

LeeAnne Bulman, AgriView
November 11, 2019

GILMANTON, Wis. – Excessive snow and blowing wind create a nasty combination – a danger that caused a record number of farm buildings to collapse this past winter. Weather events can’t be controlled so farmers need to do what they can to prevent damage. That starts with building design, says Aaron Halberg, resident professional engineer […]

Preparing Calves Now For Summer Heat

Jade Baerg Countryside Cooperative, Calf and Heifer Specialist
November 11, 2019

Winter offers a unique opportunity to get a jump-start on how you handle diseases, especially in the summer. Raising calves in the north, you have an advantage. It gets very cold in the winter, which typically means less bacterial disease to deal with. Of course, bacteria don’t go away completely. I hope you see value […]

Supplementing Silage with Steam Flaked Corn

Sheldon Betzold Strategic Account Sales Team, Purina
November 11, 2019

Digestibility of corn in corn silage is at its lowest at harvest. It finally reaches its peak sometime around the first of March. Between now and early March, dairymen looking to increase early lactation and overall milk production in their herds must get the right balance of digestible starch into the rumen of their cows.  […]

Snow Effects on Corn and Soybean Harvest

Asgrow
October 22, 2019

Early snowfall can hamper crop harvesting and can result in considerable yield loss. Depending on the amount of snow, air temperature, and additional moisture in the form of snow or rain, harvest may be delayed until the ground is frozen or next spring. Snowy fields can increase grain moisture content and be tough on harvesting […]

Fertilizer Recommendations for Fall

Asgrow Fertilizer Recommendations for Fall
October 22, 2019

Fall fertilizer recommendations can be made from soil samples taken at harvest or the previous spring. Fall is the best time for lime application since it should be applied 3 to 6 months before planting a crop. To facilitate timely nutrient availability for the crop and to avoid nutrient loss, guidelines for fertilizer and manure […]

Yield and Quality of July Planted Corn

Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist
September 20, 2019

Update Fall 2019 Corn Silage

Wisconsin Pest Bulletin

July 22, 2019

Get an up to date list of current pests here: Wisconsin Pest Bulletin, July 18, 2019  

White Mold in Select Wisconsin Territories

Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Shawn Conley, Extension Soybean and Small Grains Agronomist, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison Roger Schmidt, Nutrient and Pest Management Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison Wisconsin Soybean White Mold Update – July 11, 2019
July 15, 2019

The UW Field Crops Pathology Team has started scouting white mold locations for apothecia. Overall, apothecia have not been observed at most locations, due to the fact that soybean canopies have not filled in to threshold. At only one location were we able to find apothecia and this location had met the canopy threshold. Remember, […]

Alfalfa Leafhopper Control

Mike Christenson, Agronomy Manager
July 10, 2019

With all the storms we’ve had this spring, our little friend, the Potato Leafhopper, is showing up in Wisconsin and in big numbers! This tiny insect can cause significant damage to your new seeding alfalfa or freshly cut alfalfa.   Your agronomists at Countryside Cooperative have been out in full force checking alfalfa fields in […]


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