August 23, 2014


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County Ag News
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Written by by Ken Williams, UW-Extension Ag Agent   
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 4:20 AM

Timing Alfalfa harvest is crucial for feed quality

Alfalfa harvest will be later this year. This years’ cool spring has delayed plant growth for our forage crops. On May 29, Hancock had accumulated 340 Base 50 heat units. This compares to the 30 year average of 486.

 
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 5:33 AM

Higher beef prices

Current cattle prices are at near record levels. Market analysts and cattle producers are wondering what has caused this increase.

 
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 6:02 AM

Brown Evergreens

This past winter was one of the coldest and snowiest winters we have had. As a result we now have a large number of evergreens that have turned either partially or totally brown.

 
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Written by by Ken Williams, UW-Extension Ag Agent   
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 5:59 AM

Optimum corn planting dates are later ‘Up North’

This year farmers have been challenged by cool, wet conditions during April. Even though planting dates seem like they have been delayed, we still have not passed the optimum planting dates for corn. Wisconsin farmers can plant a large number of acres quickly. Since 1979, there have been five years when 40 percent or more of the acres were planted in one week. Between May 2-9, 1999, and April 30-May 7, 2000, farmers planted 1.5 million acres in one week (42 percent and 44 percent of the acres planted in those years).

 
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Written by by Ken Williams, UW-Extension Ag Agent   
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 5:04 AM

Horses on small acreage

There was a note I came across a while back that stated that there are now more horses in the United States than there were years ago when they were used for farming and for pulling buggies. Today, many people have purchased a few acres, put a fence around it and then bought a horse, or two or three, or more.

 
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4:17 AM

Cellar Spiders

Most homeowners share their homes with a variety of spiders called Cellar Spiders, Pholcus phalangioides.

 
The Corn-Soybean Rotation Interaction Print E-mail
Written by by Ken Williams, UW-Extension Ag Agent   
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:49 AM

Crop rotation is the easiest yield you can get, it’s “the gift that keeps on giving.” Corn yield increases 10 to 19 percent when rotated with soybeans, while soybean yields increase 14 to 23 percent when rotated with corn.

 
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Tuesday, April 08, 2014 7:08 AM

Planting food plots

In Waushara County we have a number of landowners who have purchased property so that they have a place where they can enjoy outdoor activities.

 
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Written by by Ken Williams, UW-Extension Ag Agent   
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 7:21 AM

Organic Matter Needed

The majority of Waushara County has sandy soils that are inherently low in organic matter with less than one percent actual organic matter content compared to dark colored silt loam soils that will normally have an organic matter content of four percent or more.

 
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 6:31 AM

Why be concerned about Ukraine?

A month ago the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicted that global grain prices would drop this year to their lowest level in five years, due to expanded planting following last decade’s price rises. This prediction may now be completely in error due to the recent developments in Ukraine.

 
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