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What’s Standing Alfalfa Worth in 2016?

One of the challenges in coming up with a value for standing hay is the lack of daily commodity market pricing like corn and soybeans. Another challenge this year is the significant drop in hay price, in some cases almost half of what it was going for just a few years ago. So the price […]

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Crops & Soils Agent Arrives – Loretta Ortiz-Ribbing

Let me introduce myself. I am Dr. Loretta Ortiz-Ribbing, the new UW-Extension Crops and Soils Area Agent with 50% responsibilities in each of Dodge and Fond du Lac Counties.   Both counties have such a rich agricultural history that will let me utilize my diverse background which includes a B.S. in agronomy (crop protection), an M.S. […]

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Pest Management Update Meeting – Nov 16 – Fond du Lac County

This year’s Pest Management Update Meeting hosted by UW-Extension Fond du Lac County will be streamedlined to focus on new pesticide registrations, pest updates, and highlight important issues from 2015. Topics will be more focused on specific updates and diagnostic training to include: Integrated Pest Management Updates for Field Crops Managing Corn Rootworms Soybean Stem Disease […]

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Dodge County Corn Silage Dry Down Sampling Results from September 1

Dodge County Forage Council has conducted its first corn silage dry down. Corn that was planted in early May came in around 68-72% moisture. Corn that was planted mid to late May was coming in around 72-76% moisture. There were a few samples that came in dryer. This appears to be county wide. Producers are […]

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2015 Wisconsin Agronomy Update Meetings

This annual meeting series is designed to bring current information to consultants, farmer / seed dealers, seed company and industry representatives, and our crop contact agents. Joe Lauer, Dan Undersander and Shawn Conley will present the latest information on hybrid / variety performance, an analysis and discussion of last year’s production season, and updated recommendations for field crop […]

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