Research

last updated March 16, 2015

The mission of the research program is to answer corn management questions expressed by Wisconsin farmers. Although farmers are the primary clientele, the general public ultimately benefits and pays for this program. Therefore, we consciously evaluate impacts of this program on society and keep the public aware of how we spend their money.

Specific objectives of this project focus on management decision-making regarding crop productivity, quality, and production efficiency including hybrid selection, rotation, tillage systems, and replant and yield loss damage assessments. Emphasis is on impacts of cropping practices on grower profitability, the environment, and natural resource conservation.

General Program Areas:

Cultural practices integrated with changing technology (i.e. plant population, planting date, row spacing with hybrids, tillage, pest control, etc.)

Growth and development interactions with management and environment

Reactive observations and issues (primarily environmental stresses, "Opportunistic" research i.e. frost, drought, hail)

Map of research sites

Soils information

Measurements

Annual "Gold Book" Report on Cultural Practices and Management Systems for Corn

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 |

Growing Season Weather Summaries (April 1 to October 31)

Arlington: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1996 | 1994 | 1988 | 1983
(Years earlier than 1992 do not have 30-yr normals. Weather data was collected at Arlington beginning in July of 1962)

Hancock: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 |

Marshfield: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1996 | 1988 | 1983 |

Note: Annual weather summaries can be found in the annual Gold Book reports above.

Research Projects

Project Reports Refereed
Journal
Articles
Recent
Extension
Articles
Genotype nbsp;    
01 Hybrid Trials   2004 Trials
Growth and Development 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 |    
Growth and Development of sweet corn 1996 | 1995 |    
Xenia effect in organic production 2008 |    
Organic hybrid trial 2004 |   Trials
Techniques - Plot size 1999 | 1998 |    
Techniques - Comparing hybrid ranking in organic and conventional plots 2012 | 2010 |    
Mixtures 2014 | 2013 | 2012 |    
Corn forage and grain comparison 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 |    
Roundup Ready 1 and 2 System trial 2006 | 2001 | 1999 |    
Bt-CR System trial 2006 |    
Bt-CB System trial 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 1996 | 1995 | 1999  
Wilbur Ellis Private Grain 2012 | 2011 | 2010 |    
01 Silage Trials   2004 Trials
Tropical corn / Low starch 2009 | 2008 | 2007 |    
Eras 1998 | 1997 | 2001  
Techniques - bmr plot size 2009 | 2008 |    
Bt-CR System trial 2006 |    
AgReliant Private Silage 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 |    
BASF Private Silage 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 |    
Brown Private Silage 2007 |    
Crop Production Services 2009 |    
Garst Seed Private Silage 2005 | 2004 | 2003 |    
Illinois Foundation SeedPrivate Silage 2003 | 2002 | 2001 |    
Renk Private Silage 2013 |    
ThurstonsGenetics Private Silage 2002 | 2001 |    
Planting Systems       
02 Plant Density 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 2007 | 2002 |1999  
03 Date of Planting 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994 | 2004 | 2002 | 1999  
Extreme Late Planting 2006 | 2005 |    
04 Plant Density x Date of Planting 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 |    
05 Row Spacing: 15-inch, Twin 2010 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1995 | 2003 1994
06 Plant Density x Row Spacing 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1995 |    
07 Date of Planting x Row spacing 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 |    
08 Seed Treatment      
Bayer Crop Science 2012 | 2008 | 2007 |    
Brett Young Seed 2006 | 2005 |    
Ciba 1996 |    
EMD 2009 |    
Gustafson 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 |    
Intellicoat (Landec) 1997 | 1996 | 1995 |    
NuFarm Americas 2007 |    
Novartis 2000 |    
Stoller      
Syngenta Crop Protection 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2007 | 2003 | 2001 |    
Tryon Group 2005 |    
Valent 2013 | 2010 | 2009 |    
WCGA - Nematicides 2014 | 2013 |    
Wisconsin Crop Rotation Trials      
09 Crop Rotation      
Alfalfa-Corn (Arlington and Marshfield since 2010) 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 |    
Corn-Soybean (Arlington since 1983) 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 2004 | 2004 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 1997 | 2007 | 2002 | 2002 | 1997 | 1996
Corn-Soybean BioChar (Arlington since 2009) 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 |   
Corn-Soybean-Wheat (Arlington since 1984 and Marshfield since 2007) 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 1996 | 1995 |    
Alfalfa-Corn-Soybean-Wheat (Lancaster since 1966) 2014 | 2013 | 2008 | 2008 |  
Management      
10 Pest Control      
Syngenta Crop Protection - Foliar Fungicide 2008 | 2001 |    
Novartis - Foliar Fungicide 1999 |    
BASF - Headline Foliar Fungicide 2006 | 2005 | 2004|    
Bt-CR hybrid performance with and without insecticide 2006 | 2005 | 2004 |    
Herbicide x Hybrid maturity 1997 | 1996 | 1995 |    
SmartStax 2011 |    
11 Maximum Yield      
11 Miscellaneous      
Ascend 2012 |    
BiAgro Western Photosynthetic enhancers 2008 | 2007 |    
Valent - RyzUp  2013 | 2012 |    
Stoller - RyzUp, N-Large, Bio-Forge 2013 |    
Cultivation x Plant density 2005 | 2004 | 2003 |    
Hail effects on silage 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 2008 | 2004  
Planter Speed 1999 | 1998 |    
XiteBio 2014 |    
12 Fertilizer interactions      
N Extender Ratios 2014 | 2013 |    
N rate x Bt hybrids 2010 | 2009 | 2008 |    
N rate x Date of planting 1999 | 1998 | 1997 |    
N rate x Plant density (Hancock-dryland) 2008 |    
13 Seeding Depth 1997 |    
14 Growth and Development   2004  
15 Harvest Timing 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2002  
Silage cutting height 2012 | 2011 | 2002 | 2001 |    
16 Plant variability 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 2004  
Competition 1999 |    
Kinze planter evaluation 2002 |    
17 Tillage      
Zone tillage x Rotation 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 |    
Zone tillage (Continuous corn) 1996 | 1995 |    
Zone tillage (Corn following sod) 1996 | 1995 |    
18 Inter-cropping   2008 | 2000  
Apogee  2013 | 2012 |    
Kudos 2014 |    
19 Cropping Systems   2003  
Fractional Replication 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2006 | 2005 |    
BASF High Yield Systems 2014 |    
20 Site Specific Management
Precision Farming
Yield Mapping
2013 | 1998  

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