UW-Extension Fond du Lac County aims to make Fond du Lac County agriculture strong and competitive while conserving and protecting natural resources.
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Black Cutworm Update

The potential for substantial Black Cutworm (BCW) flight this growing season has been in the news.  Thankfully, we can rely on our agricultural partner, DATCP!  Many states do not have the luxury of a cadre of dedicated field personnel that regularly monitor and report on pests. Although it is hard to know if these pheromone […]

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Wisconsin Crop Progress & Condition

The cold, wet weather has limited fieldwork. There were only 2.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending April 30, 2017, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. To view complete report, go to  https://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Wisconsin/Publications/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/2017/WI_05_07_17.pdf . You can view other pertinent information on the United States Department of Agriculture website at https://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Wisconsin/.

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Shoreline Protection & Restoration Workshops Offered

If you ant to learn the basics of what is needed to protect the shorelines or the basics of what plantings are best for shoreline protection, you might want to attend the Shoreline Protection & Restoration Workshops offered on Saturday, May 20th 9:00 a.m to 1:30 p.m. at The Watermark, 209 South Center Street in Beaver […]

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What’s Standing Alfalfa Worth in 2017?

One of the challenges in coming up with a value for standing hay is the lack of established market price information like corn and soybeans. Another challenge is multiple cuttings of hay versus a single harvest for grains. So it’s no wonder the price for standing hay can vary greatly between farms, even between fields. […]

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Isoxaflutole Use Limited to 12 Wisconsin Counties

As pesticide dealers and applicators and crop farmers may know, rules about using herbicides containing isoxaflutole have been changing in the past couple of years. Let’s try to clarify where you stand with regard to these products. First, a little background. When the Environmental Protection Agency registered these products in 1998, there were concerns about […]

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It’s Never Too Late to Add Rollover Protection to Your Tractors

The occupational death rate on farms is nearly 800 percent greater than in all other industries combined. The leading cause of farm deaths is tractor rollovers. These incidents cost U.S. agriculture $115 million each year. Operators involved who survive these incidents lose an average of 70 work days, and the cost of a medical care, […]

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Dodge Fondy Corn Growers Meeting

The Dodge Fondy Corn Growers will hold an informational meeting on Thursday February 23rd at the Pizza Ranch in Waupun, located at 900 W. Main Street. The meeting will begin at noon.   All area farmers are encouraged to attend. Presentations will include information on corn traits and variety trials given by Dr. Joe Lauer, UW-Extension […]

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2017 Tractor & Farm Safety Camps

Does your son or daughter work on a farm during the summer? Do you hire youth to work for you during the year? Do these young people have adequate safety training? Accidents cause more deaths to individuals between the ages of 15 and 24 than all other causes combined. To help reduce accidents, a Tractor […]

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Overview of Succession Planning Webinar

In the UW-Extension webinar Overview of Succession Planning, UW-Extension & UW Center for Dairy Profitability Outreach Specialist Joy Kirkpartick  provides: An overview of the components of succession planning Three step process to help you organize your planning Starting the informal conversation Common tensions around farm succession Farm meetings to foster communication Fair versus equal discussion […]

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Agricultural Needs Assessment Survey

This survey was created by Dr. Loretta Ortiz-Ribbing, the new UW-Extension (UWEX) Crops & Soils Area Agent whose position is split 50:50 between Dodge and Fond du Lac Counties, and by Amanda Young, the new UWEX Dairy & Livestock Agent located in Dodge County. In order to help us provide useful and effective programming, it […]

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