Nutrient and Pest Management Program Resource Highlights – May 2022

BUMPER CROPS VIDEOS

NEW:  TERMINATING RYE COVER CROPS IN A COOL & WEST SPRING
Rodrigo Werle (UW-Madison & Extension Weed Scientist) and Damon Smith (UW-Madison & Extension Plant Pathologist) have a tailgate-talk about the complications that a cool, wet, late growing season present to corn and soybean growers trying to terminate a rye cover crop. Optimum use and timing of herbicides as well as potential disease issues are discussed. Click here to join the conversation.


NEW:  PEST MANAGEMENT IN A COOL & WET SPRING
In another new Bumper Crops video, Rodrigo and Damon discuss challenges to Wisconsin’s soybean crop due to the cool, wet start of the 2022 growing season. Both herbicide and disease management strategies are given. Learn from the experts by clicking here.


CORN PLANTER CLOSING WHEEL RESEARCH
Dr. Brian Luck, UW-Madison & Extension Machinery Systems Specialist, joins Damon to discuss observations from three years of research looking at the impact of corn planter aftermarket closing wheels and hydraulic down pressure systems on seedling emergence. View the video here.


Publication:  Visual Guide to Winter Wheat – Development and Growth Staging
The NPM Program publication Visual Guide to Winter Wheat: Development and Growth Staging illustrates the development stages of wheat from seed to harvest using clear, annotated images that highlight the changes in wheat as it matures. The PDF is formatted to look great on electronic devices. Download it and you will always have it with you. You can find the wheat development guidebook here.


New Video:  Nutrient Management Considerations for Southwestern Wisconsin
NPM Southwest Regional Specialist Daniel Smith discusses nutrient management planning challenges and strategies that are unique to farms in southwest Wisconsin. The video can be viewed by clicking here.


Video:  Wisconsin’s Pre-sidedress Soil Nitrate Test (PSNT)
Carrie Laboski, UW-Madison & Extension Soil Scientist, and Kevin Shelley, NPM Program South-central Regional Specialist, review techniques and tips for collecting soil samples for the presidedress soil nitrate test (PSNT). The PSNT can help farmers fine-tune their corn nitrogen fertilizer application rates. View the video here.  


Publication:  Soil Nitrate Tests for Corn Production in Wisconsin:  Preplant and Pre-Sidedress Nitrate Tests
A NPM Program publication on Wisconsin’s two soil nitrate tests can be viewed and downloaded hereSoil Nitrate Tests for Corn Production in Wisconsin: Preplant  and Pre-Sidedress Nitrate Tests is a four-page bulletin containing guidance on how and when to use each of these tests, along with advice on soil sample collection and interpretation.

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