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Joe Lauer (WiscCorn)
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Handling Flooded and Down Corn at Silage and Grain Harvest
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 harvest seaso...
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Corn Nitrogen Fixation - Getting closer to a reality
Corn is a major user of nitrogen fertilizer. Nitrogen fertilizer production is an energy intensive process that uses 1-2% of the total global energy supply and produces an equivalent share of greenhouse gases. For nearly a century, the "holy grail" for this...
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Corn Cost of Production Estimates for 2018
It is difficult to predict the economics of corn production next year. In the last blog we discussed how someone might go about forecasting the 2018 price. A grower has little control over price, but can begin to lock in prices using futures contracts. Of c...
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Economic Forecast for Corn Production Next Season
As the holiday season starts to wind down, plans more and more firm for the 2018 production season. There is still quite a bit of time before planters start rolling in the field, but some key decisions need to be made now at the kitchen table. Projecting pr...
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2017 Wisconsin Corn Hybrid Performance Trials Grain - Silage - Specialty - Organic Every
year, the University of Wisconsin Extension-Madison and College of
Agricultural and Life Sciences conduct a corn evaluation program, in
cooperation with the Wi...
Corn Agronomy
Corn Agronomy
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Corn yields of Wisconsin's Top Producers
Every day that passes without a killing frost means more and more cornfields in Wisconsin will mature normally. The extended fall during 2017 should improve grain yield and more importantly reduce grain moisture. We have just begun to harvest the UW Corn Pe...
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Now is the Time to Begin Evaluating Corn Fields for Harvest
For most corn fields in Wisconsin, pollination and the "lag" phase of kernel development is wrapping up and we are in a "linear" phase of development where kernels are accumulating 4-6 bu/A per day. The grain filling period of corn lasts approximately 60 da...
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Now is the Time to Begin Evaluating Corn Fields for Harvest
For most corn fields in Wisconsin, pollination and the "lag" phase of kernel development is wrapping up and we are in a "linear" phase of development where kernels are accumulating 4-6 bu/A per day. The grain filling period of corn lasts approximately 60 da...
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