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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Soil, Water, & Nutrient Management Registration Open

The eight-location 2017 Soil, Water & Nutrient Management Meeting tour will come to Dodge County on Monday, December 4th. Dodge County University of Wisconsin Extension (UWEX) invites area crop consultants, agronomy supply specialists, farmers, and other interested parties to attend the 2017 Soil, Water, and Nutrient Management meeting in Juneau at the Dodge County Administration […]

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Pricing Wet Corn

It’s that time of the year when farmers monitor the weather waiting anxiously for moisture in corn kernels to drop before their final harvest begins. Greg Blonde, UW-Extension Waupaca County Agriculture Agent, says “a bushel of dry shell corn weighs 56 pounds at 15% percent kernel moisture. That’s over eight pounds of water in each bushel of ‘dry’ […]

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Controlling Traffic, Controlling Compaction

“Producers should practice controlled traffic to reduce the areas in the field with wheel traffic compaction. Eighty to 85 percent of soil compaction damage is done with the first pass of the tires. If additional passes are made on the same traffic lanes, little additional compaction occurs. Because once a traffic lane has been driven […]

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Agricultural Vehicles on the Road

2017 Wisconsin Act 59 removed the sunset date of January 1, 2020 on weight related statutes for Implements of Husbandry and Agricultural Commercial Motor Vehicles (Ag CMV) or 2-vehicle combination transporting by trailer or semitrailer an IoH or Ag CMV to or from a farm related destination. This means the 23,000 pound per axle and […]

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Dodge County Cover Crop Field Tour

As promised as a follow-up to their August 2nd field day at the Dodge County Fairgrounds, the Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil-Healthy Water are holding a Field Tour on Wednesday October 18th, 2017. The field tour will make three stops to view on-farm cover crop trials local producers have established with the assistance of […]

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Natural Resources Conservation Service Announces EQIP Signup for 2018 Funding, Apply by October 20, 2017

Farmers and forest landowners will want to plan ahead and sign up early for USDA conservation funding. Angela Biggs, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist in Wisconsin, announced farmers and forest landowners interested in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) need to apply by October 20, 2017, for funding in 2018. Applications are […]

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Winter Wheat Crop Rotatation

From the Desk of Dr. Loretta Planning ahead is always good disease prevention advice. Wheat does provide a third option for crop rotations and is best if following soybean, as corn is also a host for the organism that causes head blight. Please click to view information on Start Managing for Fusarium Head Blight Now […]

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Watch for Waterhemp – Report its Presence

Driving through Fond du Lac and Dodge Counties, it is obvious that many soybean fields have weed escapes, many of which are in the pigweed family (Photo 1). Wisconsin has several upright pigweeds that are common problems. These are redroot pigweed, smooth pigweed, and spiny pigweed. Unfortunately, it is also becoming home to two additional […]

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Green Lake Area Conservation Field Day

Landowners in the Green Lake area have a lot to be proud of. That is what a multi-organizational group representing farmers, shoreline owners, and the public plans to highlight at the free Conservation Field Day on Saturday, August 26 at the Wilke Farm on Prairie Road in Ripon from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Come […]

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Forage Council Offering Silage Moisture Testing

The Fond du lac County Forage Council has partnered with Country Visions Coop and UW- Extension to offer free corn silage moisture testing. Analysis of samples will be done by Rock River Lab. Anyone wishing to have their corn silage tested for moisture content should bring 4 fresh cut stalks per sample, cut at silage […]

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