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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 […]

Do you know your ZINC numbers?

NutraSolutions Zinc Corn Update 2019
June 28, 2019

77.6% of corn tissue samples in our area are deficient in ZINC – what should you do? Click here to learn more: 2019 Corn Zn WI Call your local agronomist to discuss your next steps!

Control Early-Emerging Weeds with Tillage or an Effective Burndown

Jared Goplen and Liz Stahl, Extension educators Weed Control in Late Planted Crops
June 10, 2019

The wet spring has been frustrating for a lot of farmers to get crops planted. One consolation with the late start is that there are several weed-control benefits of delayed planting. The primary benefit of delayed planting is that many of the early-emerging weeds will have emerged so they can be taken out with tillage […]

Cover Crop Options for Spring 2019 Planting

Anna Cates, Soil health specialist, Liz Stahl, Extension educator and Phyllis Bongard, Content development and communications specialist Cover crop options for prevent plant acres & drowned-out areas
June 10, 2019

Excessive precipitation and persistently wet conditions have prevented the planting of corn and soybean in some fields and led to ponding and drown-out areas in others. On acres where “prevent plant” is claimed for insurance, the USDA-Risk Management Agency (RMA) requires protection from erosion and control of noxious weeds. Planting a cover crop to these […]

Grand Marshals of the Durant Funfest Parade – Debbie and Al Hewitt

Congratulations Debbie and Al!
June 06, 2019

Countryside’s own Debbie Hewitt and her husband Al have been selected as Grand Marshals for Durand’s 2019 FunFest Parade! Debbie has been with Countryside Cooperative for 26 years, dedicating her time to ensure a great customer experience at the Durand Ace Hardware store. Debbie is a valued employee here at Countryside. She has been at […]

How clean is your calf kitchen? Check to see if your cleaning protocols stack up.

Kelli Boylen Calves, milk and bacteria: How clean is your kitchen?
June 06, 2019

Colostrum, milk and milk replacers are all excellent sources of nutrients for calves, but also for bacteria. Jenn Bentley of Iowa State University Extension says when that abundance of nutrients is combined with moisture, you have the key elements for bacterial proliferation, which can be detrimental to your calves’ health. “Cleanliness in the calf kitchen […]


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