2017 Agronomy Day planned for Feb. 23, 2017

Sharpening the pencil to analyze the cost of crop production is more important than ever with commodity prices at or below production costs. It is critical to focus on crops enterprise budgets as well as the whole farm balance sheets. These are among the topics to be discussed at the University of Wisconsin-Extension 2017 Agronomy Day to be held on Feb. 23, 2017 starting at 10 a.m. at the Five Pillars Restaurant, Random Lake.

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UW will present 2011 Wisconsin Ag Outlook Forum on Jan. 19

Contact: John Shutske, 608-262-1445, shutske@wisc.edu Agricultural economists and commodity specialists from University of Wisconsin-Madison and UW-Extension will talk about the financial health of Wisconsin agriculture and the outlook for the year to come at the fourth-annual Wisconsin Agricultural Economic Outlook forum in Madison on Jan. 19. The event coincides with the release of the 2011 […]

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2011 Crop budget Cost of Production Calculator for Wisconsin available online

Contact: Ken Barnett, 715-355-4561, ken.barnett@ces.uwex.edu The costs for growing alfalfa, corn, soybeans and wheat in Wisconsin are predicted to be more in 2011 than in 2010. Fertilizer prices will be higher in 2011. There has been volatility in the price this fall. Seed prices are expected to be slightly higher, but pesticides should be relatively […]

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A smarter way to grow food

Paul Esker Extension Plant Pathologist Department of Plant Pathology UW College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (608) 890-1999 pde@plantpath.wisc.edu Using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to make an informed decision for what a grower might need to manage a whole system, whether it’s a field crop, horticultural crop or food crop. Time – 3:01 minutes 0:18 […]

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Food grade soybean quality

Paul Esker Extension Plant Pathologist Department of Plant Pathology UW College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (608) 890-1999 pde@plantpath.wisc.edu Time – 3:03 minutes 0:18 – How soybeans are used in foods 0:46 – What affects food grade soybeans 1:08 – Example of disease that affects food-grade quality 1:48 – What farmers do to produce food-grade […]

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