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How Quickly Can Farmers Plant Corn in Wisconsin?
Today corn planters will begin to roll in many areas of Wisconsin. We have some good weather coming up and quite a few acres will be planted. I was curious about how quickly can Wisconsin farmers plant corn? We are just finishing Week #17 in the USDA-NASS r...

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Corn Planting Date Concerns for 2017
The recent cool, wet weather has some farmers concerned about corn planting. We are currently in the optimum range for the corn planting date response. Soon we will be on the downhill side of this response where grain yield decreases AND grain moisture incr...

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Evaluation of Ascend®: Hormones that stimulate corn root growth - Experiment 2
During good times and bad, but especially years with strong grain prices, numerous products appear on the market that seem too good to be true. Often these products come with wild claims. Little information is available for growers to make an informed decis...

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Evaluation of Ascend®: Hormones that stimulate corn root growth


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State Corn Yield Contest Winners
The winners of the 2016 National Corn Growers Association corn yield contest were announced recently. The highest yield recorded in Wisconsin during 2016 was by Luke Mezera of Bagley who grew Dekalb DKC62-78 which yielded 312.2 bu/A. Winners of the four con...

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State Crop Hybrid/Variety Trials: A Wealth of Information
Every
year universities across the country conduct crop hybrid/variety evaluation programs. The purpose
of these programs is to provide unbiased performance comparisons of crop varieties and hybrids available commercially to farmers. These trials are i...

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2016 Wisconsin Corn Hybrid Performance Trials
2016 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,...

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Early 2016 Corn Grain Yields Look Promising for Wisconsin
We have never had a year like 2016  for high grain yields in the UW Corn Performance Trials. Every location had yields above the 10-year average (see below). For example, at Arlington over the previous 10-years (2006 and 2015) we have tested 1501 corn hybri...

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What is happening in the corn plant during the month of October?
For most of Wisconsin hybrids (~100 day), each plant typically develops 20-21 leaves, silks about 55-60 days after emergence, and matures about 120 days after emergence. All normal plants follow this same general pattern of development, but specific time in...

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What is happening in the corn plant during the month of September?
In mid-August, USDA-NASS made their initial corn yield projections for the 2016 season. However, September is really the month when we project how our farming skills and previous decisions come together to produce a corn crop. By this time, yield becomes se...
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