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Meet Your Local Agriculture Agents/Conozca a sus agentes agrícolas locales

Due to the technological advances and the ever changing world of agriculture, producers and agribusiness clientele are becoming more specialized with a need for more detailed information.  UW-Extension staff needed to accommodate growers and agribusiness needs in order to deliver quality, educational programming.  Therefore, seven counties in central Wisconsin formed the Central Wisconsin Agricultural Specialization […]

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Pastures for Alpaca

Alpaca pasture management can be a challenge due to the grazing pattern behavior.  Learn more about how to get the most out of your pasture with the “Alpaca Pastures in Wisconsin” factsheet.

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Horsehair worm

This has been a week of curious creatures and plant issues coming into the office… above you can see a thread-thin creature writhing about on the leaf of a goji berry plant.  This is a horsehair worm, a parasite of insects and other invertebrates.  Horsehair worms are often found after a rain or near pools […]

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Gelatinous fungi

Weird plant stuff Update: this is a jelly fungi. You can find more details about the species at https://goo.gl/9EBNhj.You never know what will be brought to the UW-Extension office for identification…has anyone ever seen this type of growth on a branch before? Comment below what you think it is. Posted by Marquette County Master Gardener […]

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April 2018 Central Wisconsin Agriculture Extension Report

The April edition of the Central Wisconsin Agriculture Report has been released.  Inside you will find descriptions & dates for upcoming programs and dairy breakfasts throughout the seven county area.  Articles include: Farm Technology Days Throttling back stress Industrial hemp research pilot program Poultry for beginners Maple syrup production Cover crop termination and more.

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January 2018 Central Wisconsin Agriculture Extension Report

The January edition of the Central Wisconsin Agricultural Extension Report has been released. Inside you will find articles on: Industrial hemp AgrAbility Selecting the right cover crops Pesticide applicator training Heart of the farm WI Dairy and Beef Well-Being Conference Pork Quality Assurance and Transport Quality Assurance Research updates from state specialists Hoof health and […]

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October 2017 Central Wisconsin Agricultural Extension Report

The October edition of the Central Wisconsin Agricultural Extension Report has been released. Inside you will find articles on: Cover crops for winter Checking your kernel processing during harvest Update on the food safety modernization act Gaining higher butterfat tests Risks from manure gas when agitating manure and more

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Bilingual videos on agricultural chemical safety for dairy farm employees

New bilingual videos on Agricultural Chemical Safety for Dairy Farm Employees are now available: The videos covered in the series are (English/Spanish): Introduction to agricultural chemical safety/Introducción a seguridad de químicos agrícolas Dermal exposure to chemicals/Exposición dermal a químicos Inhalation exposure to chemicals/Exposición por inhalación a químicos Eye exposure to chemicals/Exposición a ojos a químicos […]

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July 2017 Central Wisconsin Agriculture Extension Report

The July Edition of the Central Wisconsin Agricultural Extension Report has been released.  Inside you will find articles on: Ag plastic recycling Information on the new toxic plants in forages and pastures guide Pasture management Dairy facility modernization Bale wrapping hay Brown marmorated stinkbug Nutrient management cycles

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A view of a loin at the 12th rib on one of the carcasses in this study.

Making Beef Out of Dairy

Dairy beef cross cattle have become an increasingly popular option for dairy farmers looking to capture additional market value on calves that aren’t needed for the dairy herd.  Many dairy farms are selecting a percentage of their lower-potential or low-producing animals of the herd and breeding to beef sires.  Breeding to beef sires with carcass […]

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