Handling Flooded and Lodged Corn at Silage and Grain Harvest

Link to fact sheet with additional recommendations for flooded corn where water was over the ear Rain events during August produced localized flooding affecting numerous corn fields. Recent high winds combined with saturated soils have resulted in lodged corn. All this is occurring at the dent growth stage (R5) as we head into corn silage […]

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Agricultural & Horticultural Flooding Resources

Over the past few days, we have received a substantial amount of rain that has caused flooding of roadways, fields, gardens, and homes. As we clean-up, and assess damage, it is important for producers to think about contamination of their produce and crops. Remember, with flood waters, it is more than washed away soil. The […]

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2017 Wisconsin Custom Farm Rate Survey Now Available

An updated Wisconsin Custom Rate Survey of the cost for common farming operations is available from USDA-NASS:  2017 Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide The data were collected last fall. For most operations, the cost has increased 1% to 3.5% since the 2013 survey (the last one done).  

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Herbicide Performance Information

Looking for some unbiased herbicide performance for planning for the 2016 crop year? The University of Minnesota Applied Weed Science group has the results of their research trials at the following web site. University of Minnesota Applied Weed Science Research Reports The reports provide trial results from their work evaluating different herbicide programs and packages […]

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Cost of Raising Heifers 2013 ICPA Report now Available

The cost of raising dairy replacement calves and heifers is the second largest cost on Wisconsin dairy farms in the production of milk.  Calculating the costs associated with raising dairy calves and heifers is an essential part of dairy business management.  To augment individual dairy calf and heifer cost of production analysis, the dairy industry […]

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Updated Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide Now Available

In late 2013 the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture conducted a statewide survey of what farmers and custom operators were charging for doing field work on a custom for hire basis. The updated summary is now available at this link: 2013 Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide

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