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Aug. 15 2016
Cropland value takes uncharacteristic dip by Abby Bauer, Associate Editor The recently released USDA "Land Values 2016 Summary Report" announced an average $40-per-acre decline in cropland values across...
Jan. 10 2014
There's no substitute for plastic on bunkers. Thomas is retired from the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute and president of Oak Point Agronomics Ltd.; Mahanna is with DuPont Pioneer and...
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May 10 2013
We need to revisit corn's nutrient needs by Ross R. Bender, Jason W. Haegele, Matias L. Ruffo and Fred E. Below Bender is a graduate research assistant, Haegele is a postdoctoral research associate and...
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April 25 2013
Silage piles aren't always a best buy by Greg Booher and Brian J. Holmes Booher is a farm business instructor at Lakeshore Technical College. Holmes is a professor and extension specialist in the biological...
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Jan. 10 2013
by Jim Stute The author is the UW-Extension crops and soils educator in Rock County, Wis. Frost seeding red clover into wheat stands will not reduce grain yields. However, it can prevent soil erosion,...
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April 10 2012
by Carole Curtis The author is an agricultural free-lance writer based in Manitowoc County, Wis. As yields improve over time, a picture of how to manage corn for optimal silage performance has emerged....
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March 30 2012
Mahanna is with Pioneer, a DuPont Business, and is an adjunct professor at Iowa State University; Thomas is retired from the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute and president of Oak Point...
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Nov. 8 2011
Mahanna is with Pioneer, a DuPont Business, and is an adjunct professor at Iowa State University; Thomas is retired from the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute and president of Oak Point...
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Nov. 8 2011
Focus on the big three when buying seed corn by Bill Mahanna and Ev Thomas Mahanna is with Pioneer, a DuPont Business, and is an adjunct professor at Iowa State University; Thomas is retired from the William...
Aug. 25 2011
by Tom Bruulsema The author is the Northeast director for International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI). Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for growing crops. But in the wrong place - in excess concentration...
Aug. 15 2011
If the appropriate conditions are met, late summer alfalfa seeding is an opportunity you should take advantage of. According to Dan Undersander, extension forage agronomist at the University of Wisconsin,...
Aug. 10 2011
by Ev Thomas and Bill Mahanna Thomas is retired from the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute and president of Oak Point Agronomics Ltd.; Mahanna is with Pioneer, a DuPont Business, and is...
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June 15 2011
Sulfur and potassium deficiency could be reducing alfalfa yields by Carrie Laboski and Jerry Clark Laboski is an extension soil fertility specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Clark is...
Jan. 10 2011
by John Hibma The author is a dairy management and nutritional consultant having worked with large and small dairy herds in the West and Northeast, as well as Hawaii. The foundation of our rations has...
Dec. 15 2010
Years of repeated tillage and equipment traffic have left many farm soils compacted. In some cases, this compaction can cause water to pond and also lead to shallow root depths which limit crop yields....
Nov. 15 2010
by P. C. Hoffman and R. D. Shaver The authors are in the Department of Dairy Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison. As the old saying goes, corn is corn is corn, right? Let's take a closer look.Traditionally,...
Sept. 25 2010
By Robert Mikkelsen The author is the Western North America director for IPNI, Merced, Calif. Alfalfa is one of the most important crops grown in North America, with its market value ranked right behind...
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May 10 2010
Copper Sulfate Use May Bite Us Good crop and hoof health are possible with copper sulfate use. However, future regulations remain the wildcard. By Mike Rankin The author is a crops and soils agent with...
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April 19 2010
by Carole Curtis The author is an agricultural free-lance writer based in Manitowoc County, Wis. The goal of packing a bunker silo is to get high-quality feed in the smallest amount of space. Shape the...
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April 19 2010
Wide rows, quick dry-down, same-day harvest leads to more milk potential. by Tom Kilcer The author is an ag extension program leader with Cornell Cooperative Extension, Rensselaer County, N.Y. Forage quality...