Frost Seeding Red Clover

February 28, 2013 Will you be frost seeding red clover into winter wheat you planted last fall? Get ready, planting time will be within a couple weeks. As the snow melts away sometime in March – we will have a week or more of open non-snow covered ground. This is a time when the temperature […]

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March 5: Manitowoc County Discovery Farms Update

January 25, 2013 A Manitowoc County UW Discovery Farms Update will take place on March 5, 2013 at the Manitowoc County Office Complex. The program will run from 9:45 am to lunch at 12:30 pm. Speakers will include folks from Manitowoc County UW Extension, the Soil and Water Conservation Department, and UW-Discovery Farms. The session […]

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Wisconsin Farms and Water Quality: Twelve Years of On-Farm Research

January 15, 2013 This past December the UW-Discovery Farms Program hosted a 1-day conference titled “Crop Management in the 21st Century.” Thank You to four statewide farm groups who co-sponsored the event:  1) Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation; 2)  Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin; 3)  Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board; and 4)  Wisconsin Pork Association. We had […]

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Upcoming Discovery Farms Conference: Crop Management in the 21st Century

November 5, 2012 Put this one on your calendar!  The University of Wisconsin – Discovery Farms Program is conducting a one-day conference, December 12th, in the Wisconsin Dells.  The theme of the day will be “Crop Management in the 21st Century”.  Our intended audience includes Wisconsin crop producers and agricultural professionals who provide on-farm crop, […]

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Soil testing provides valuable information

October 11, 2012 It’s that time of year again.  The prime soil testing season is upon us though tests can be done at any time.  Soil testing is an important part of your nutrient management plan.  Soil testing can increase profitability by indicating the nutrient needs of the crop and can decrease negative environmental impacts […]

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Take soil conditions into account when spreading fall manure

September 12, 2012 Driving throughout Wisconsin the past few weeks, I have seen quite a bit of corn coming off of fields already as a combination of early planting dates and a droughty summer growing season.  Earlier than normal harvests will also allow for earlier opportunities to spread fall manure.  It is very important to […]

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Discover: UW Discovery Farms Producer Led Steering Committee

August 13, 2012 Maybe you’ve read pieces from us before that mention our steering committee. UW-Discovery Farms conducts on-farm research, but perhaps the more unique and certainly most important part of our program is that we continue to be producer-led. The Discovery Farms Program is provided oversight, direction and assistance/guidance by a steering committee comprised […]

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Graduated UW-Discovery Farms highlighted on Dairy Doing Mor

July 23,2012 Look into these great articles posted by Dairy Doing More highlighting some of the dairy focused UW-Discovery Farms. Saxon Homestead Farm: http://www.dairydoingmore.org/Environment/DiscoveryFarms/saxonhomesteaddairy.aspx Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy: http://www.dairydoingmore.org/Environment/DiscoveryFarms/pagelsponderosa.aspx Soaring Eagle Dairy: http://www.dairydoingmore.org/Environment/DiscoveryFarms/soaringeagle.aspx These articles give excellent summaries on some of UW Discovery Farms graduated dairy farms and how UW Discovery Farms has worked with the […]

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UW-Discovery Farms on Dairy Doing More

July 9, 2012 Check out these great articles posted to the Dairy Doing More website with information on the UW-Discovery Farms program. http://www.dairydoingmore.org/Environment/DiscoveryFarms/discoveryfarms.aspx http://www.dairydoingmore.org/Environment/DiscoveryFarms/discoveryfarmpractices.aspx These articles give a brief overview of how UW Discovery Farms works with farmers to collect on-farm data that can be used to know if current management practices can improve water […]

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Monitoring Jersey Valley Lake

June 25, 2012 The University of Wisconsin-Extension Discovery Farms Program is currently monitoring 5 field sites, and 3 stream sites in the Jersey Valley watershed. This watershed is located near Cashton, Wisconsin in Vernon and Monroe Counties. In addition to these sites, Discovery Farms is also on its second year of monitoring water quality in […]

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