August 30, 2014


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County Ag News
County Ag News with UW-Extension Ag Agent Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 10:20 AM

Brush Management

I have received calls requesting information on how to manage or control unwanted growth of brush and small trees. Various invasive species such as buckthorn and autumn olive are very aggressive and will take over a woody area and crowd out other native species of trees. Due to a barrage of advertising, the control most people think of is the use of glyphosate.

 
County Ag News with UW-Extension Ag Agent Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 9:33 AM

Long-term drought effects on trees

Even though we have had a wet spring and early summer, we are continually seeing more trees and shrubs that are dying. I have received a number of calls on maple trees that are dying or that have cracks in the bark with dead areas of bark on the tree. There are a number of elm trees that I have seen that were all leafed out but in the last couple of weeks the leaves have now died back, turned brown and are now falling off.

 
Current Values for Land Rent Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 10:52 AM

County Extension Agents across the state are receiving an increasing number of inquiries from landowners asking for guidance in determining what they should charge for renting their land.

 
County Ag News with UW-Extension Ag Agent Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 11:27 AM

Utilizing lower value forage

The shortage of forage as a result of the heat and drought of 2012 has resulted in more producers looking at harvesting CRP ground for forage. CRP hay can be used as one source of roughage for helping overwinter the cattle, but it is not without some challenges that need to be addressed to use it with minimal negative impacts to the condition and health of the cattle.

 
County Ag News Print E-mail
Written by Uw-Extension Ag Agent Ken Williams   
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:54 PM

Late blight and numerous fungal diseases

 On June 28, the University of Wisconsin Plant Disease Clinic confirmed the presence of Phytophthora infestans, the pathogen causing Late Blight, on a potato sample from Adams County. There are now two additional counties with confirmed late blight: Juneau on commercial potato on June 29 and Sauk on home garden tomato on July 2.

 
Wet weather delaying planting Print E-mail
Thursday, June 27, 2013 8:29 AM

The wetter than normal weather this spring has made it impossible for a number of farmers to finish planting. Farmers with areas of clay and loam soils or areas with poor drainage have found it extremely difficult to get crops planted. Producers with crop insurance may file for a prevented planting loss and receive a crop insurance payment for prevented planting.

The final planting dates in Wisconsin are May 31 for corn for grain, June 5 for corn for silage, June 10 for soybeans in the northern 2/3 of the state, and June 15 for the southern 1/3 of the state. Acres planted after these dates are still insured, but the farmer must notify the crop insurance agent, even if he does not have late and prevented planting coverage. Small areas do not trigger late and prevented planting.

 
Beef cow/calf meeting June 25 Print E-mail
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:16 AM

While Wisconsin is known as “Americas Dairyland,” there is growing interest in farmers raising beef cattle. Our area of the state has areas of hilly land that are not suited to row crop production but can be used as grazing land.

Last Updated on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 11:55 PM
 
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