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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. […]

Dodge County Field of Alfalfa

Alfalfa PEAQ Readings – May 19, 2016

Dodge County Forage Council’s PEAQ Readings – May 19, 2016 Predictive Equations for Alfalfa Quality (PEAQ) is a method to measure standing alfalfa’s forage quality before it’s harvested. Agronomists at the University of Wisconsin – Madison developed this method to help predict alfalfa’s Relative Feed Value (RFV) at the time of cutting. Several Dodge County Forage Council […]

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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 […]