The 2012 Growing Season


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2012 WISCONSIN CORN HYBRID PERFORMANCE TRIALS Grain - Silage - Specialty - Organic

Every year, the University of Wisconsin Extension-Madison and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences conduct a corn evaluation program, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association. The purpose of this program is to provide unbiased performance comparisons of hybrid seed corn available in Wisconsin. These trials evaluate corn hybrids for both grain and silage production performance... more

2012 Weather update for Arlington and Marshfield (updated October 1, 2012) For weather patterns of the Arlington and Marshfield Agriculture Research Stations during other years click here.

Agronomy Advice articles

"Buy the Traits You Need" The honor roll of top-performing corn hybrids tested in 2012 December 2012 Field Crops 28.31 - 97

To Rotate, or Not to Rotate —What Are You Going to Do in 2013? September 2012 Field Crops 28.426 - 96

The Effects of Drought and Poor Corn Pollination on Corn August 2012 Field Crops 28.493 - 95

Corn Transgenic and Trait Technologies in UW Trials during 2012 July, 2012 Field Crops 28.33 - 94

Patience When Thinking about Planting Corn this Year April 2, 2012 Field Crops 28.421 - 93

Blog Articles

"Buy the Traits You Need" - The honor roll of top-performing corn hybrids tested in 2012

Highlights for Wisconsin Corn Production during 2012

University of Wisconsin Crop Variety Trial Results Are Available to Farmers

Demonstration/Strip Trials - What should you learn from them?

To Rotate, or Not to Rotate - What Are You Going to Do in 2013?

Some Observations During the 2012 Drought

Was Yesterday's Rain Enough to Save the Corn Crop?

What Worked, What Didn't Work During the Drought of 1988?

Will We Have Enough Corn?

Corn Pollination: How to determine success under stress (video)

Corn Transgenic and Trait Technologies in UW Trials during 2012

Options for Double-Cropping Barren Corn

Pricing Drought Stressed Corn Silage

Nitrate Toxicity Issues in Barren Corn

Harvesting Barren and Poorly Pollinated Corn

Corn Management Decisions During Drought Depend Upon Pollination Success

What Happens Within the Corn Plant When Drought Occurs?

2012: A Tale of Two Extremes

Weather Updates for the 2012 Growing Season

Patience When Thinking about Planting Corn this Year

Twitter Tweets

12 Dec Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn For a simple one-page crop budgeting tool for #corn, #soybean and other crops, see http://ow.ly/g3q2j.

11 Dec Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn UW/WSA #Soybean conferences begin today. Locations are Holmen, Ripon and Janesville. Its not too late to sign-up. See http://soybean.uwex.edu/documents/2012AreaSoybeanConferenceFINAL10.23.12.pdf.

29 Nov Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn The 2013 Crop Budget Cost of Production Calculator helps producers make their cropping decisions next year. See http://ow.ly/fEzRA #Corn

28 Nov Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn "Buy the Traits You Need" - The honor roll of top-performing #corn hybrids tested in 2012. See http://ow.ly/fCrV7 or http://ow.ly/fCrYG.

27 Nov Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Highlights for Wisconsin #Corn Production during 2012. See http://wisccorn.blogspot.com/2012/11/B028.html

26 Nov Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn University of Wisconsin Crop Variety Trial Results Are Available to Farmers at http://wisccorn.blogspot.com/2012/11/B027.html. #Corn #Soybean #Wheat #Forages #Oat

20 Nov Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Selecting #corn hybrids can often mean the difference between a profit or a loss. For the latest Wisconsin results see http://corn.agronomy.wisc.edu/Season/.

16 Nov Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Nitrogen Management on U.S. #Corn Acres, 2001-10 http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/947769/eb20.pdf

15 Nov Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Soil Secrets: Half an hour worth watching! http://www.abc.net.au/landline/content/2012/s3630158.htm #Corn

26 Oct Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn See the price trends of major fertilizers at http://ow.ly/eE5Ge. #Corn

25 Oct Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn What is Shredlage? It can increase milk production 2.6 percent when compared to chopped silage. See http://ow.ly/eE5wP #Corn #Silage

24 Oct Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Tires, Traction, and Compaction videos of unique soil pits constructed to illustrate equipment traffic effects. http://ow.ly/eE4MA #Corn

23 Oct Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Corn rootworm beetle survey: Non-Bt, continuous #corn in southern WI may have increased risk of CRW damage in 2013. See http://ow.ly/ew0bL

22 Oct Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Foliar Fungicides May Not Be the Answer for Hail-Damaged #Corn. See http://ow.ly/erIwm. For original pub, see http://ow.ly/erIwR.

20 Oct Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Pretty cool! Tomah high school students help get out the vote http://ow.ly/evZr2. To see the 4 hour build, click http://ow.ly/evZBQ. View media

19 Oct Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Every tillage pass decreases soil water 0.25 inches. So less tillage can mean more water for the 2013 #corn crop. See http://ow.ly/eC8xO.

18 Oct Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn For the latest in crop pest management ideas you need to attend the UWEX PMU meetings. To find a location near you see http://ow.ly/erNJx.

17 Oct Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Kernel red streak in #corn results from “salivary phytotoxins” secreted by mites feeding on the pericarp of kernels.See http://ow.ly/eqPrm

16 Oct Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Fungicides May Not Increase #Corn Yields Unless Disease Develops. See http://ow.ly/erIiz. For original pub, see http://ow.ly/erIk0.

15 Oct Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Nitrogen management decisions this fall rank high in producers' priorities because it affects profitability. See http://ow.ly/eqO0X #Corn

13 Oct Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Evaluating last year's 'experiments' and using the lessons learned will help with next year's crop. See http://ow.ly/eqIjj #Corn

12 Oct Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Is it legal to use a cover crop as a forage crop? Maybe Not. See http://ow.ly/egMgI

10 Oct Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn How Much Should You Charge for Cornstalk Grazing? Cattle feed is scarce in drought affected #corn areas.See http://ow.ly/egM66

9 Oct Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn To Rotate, or Not to Rotate - What Are You Going to Do in 2013? #Corn #Soybean #Wheat See http://ow.ly/eh8ef

8 Oct Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Drought 2012: Quality losses due to moldy #corn are insurable losses for those with #crop #insurance. See http://ow.ly/eiVpI

6 Oct Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Fall Soil Testing: Guessing at your lime and fertilizer needs doesn't cut it. Fall is a great time to do soil testing! http://extension.psu.edu/field-crop-news/news/2012/10/fall-soil-testing

15 Sep Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn In defense of #corn. A fun article on the sweet stuff mixed in with facts about the field stuff. See http://www.culinate.com/articles/features/in_defense_of_corn

31 Aug Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Drought Extends, Crops Wither. See http://nyti.ms/TZjKzO. Hint: Drag your mouse over the graphs. #Corn #Soybean #Wheat

27 Aug Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Transgenic drought tolerant corn is on the horizon. See http://ow.ly/deFcA #Corn #Drought

25 Aug Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn A thoughtful and informative article on the food versus fuel debate. #Corn #AgChat See http://ow.ly/dcHc9

24 Aug Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Government Mandate or No, Ethanol Is Here to Stay http://ow.ly/1OsEkX #Corn

24 Aug Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn 2,4-D resistant waterhemp: the sixth mechanism-of-action herbicide group to which waterhemp has developed resistance. http://ow.ly/dcBZV

23 Aug Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Final 2012 corn rootworm beetle survey results for Wisconsin. See http://ow.ly/dbAJ1

22 Aug Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn An interactive map of USGS Daily Streamflow Conditions with access to real-time data is available at http://ow.ly/d8cji

21 Aug Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Mississippi river closed due to low water levels, stranding 40 northbound vessels and 57 southbound vessels. See http://ow.ly/d8cbZ

4 Aug Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Drought's Footprint. Counties under moderate to extreme drought during June since 1896. http://nyti.ms/LwehKV

19 Jul Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn What Worked, What Didn't Work During the Drought of 1988? See http://wisccorn.blogspot.com/2012/07/what-worked-what-didnt-work-during.html?spref=tw #Corn

13 Jul Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn #Corn Pollination: How to determine success under stress (video). See http://wisccorn.blogspot.com/2012/07/corn-pollination-how-to-determine.html?spref=tw

13 Jul Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn We all need a little #corn humor today. See http://youtu.be/OYyV3axVNlI. Passed along by UW corn breeder, Shawn Kaeppler. View media

11 Jul Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Pricing Drought Stressed #Corn Silage. See http://wisccorn.blogspot.com/2012/07/pricing-drought-stressed-corn.html?spref=tw

10 Jul Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Corn Agronomy: Options for Double-Cropping Barren Corn http://wisccorn.blogspot.com/2012/07/cropping-options-for-double-cropping.html?spref=tw

10 Jul Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Harvesting barren and poorly pollinated #corn, see http://ow.ly/c8i9g. Nitrate toxicity issues in barren corn, see http://ow.ly/c8id7.

8 Jul Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn A good summary of another major drought that many #corn farmers can remember. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1988_North_American_drought.

7 Jul Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn #Corn Management Decisions During #Drought Depend Upon Pollination Success. See http://wisccorn.blogspot.com/2012/07/corn-management-decisions-during.html

6 Jul Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn What Happens Within the #Corn Plant When #Drought Occurs? See http://wisccorn.blogspot.com/2012/07/what-happens-within-corn-plant-when.html.

6 Jul Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn "A Tale of Two Extremes" for #corn production in Wisconsin. North is normal to wet, South is dry. See http://wisccorn.blogspot.com/

23 May Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Lots of "floppy" or "rootless" corn showing up in SW WI, IA and IL. For some management information see http://ow.ly/b6rDS. #Corn #Plant12

22 May Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn For advice on replanting corn, see http://ow.ly/b3zDh and http://ow.ly/b3zF4. For a short video, see http://ow.ly/b3zJY #Corn #Plant12 View summary

21 May Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn If you are still planting corn, we need to switch to a shorter-season relative maturity this week. See http://ow.ly/b3zjc #Corn #Plant12

8 May Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn For the latest on U.S. fertilizer prices and use, see http://www.ers.usda.gov/Data/FertilizerUse/. #Corn #AgChat #Plant12

3 May Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Is land rolling really needed? Not really! Especially when it comes to spring rainfall events. See http://ow.ly/aFU3Z #Corn #AgChat

3 Apr Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Wind Map of the U.S. Will Blow You Away. See http://mashable.com/2012/03/28/wind-map/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29 and http://hint.fm/wind/ View photo

2 Apr Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Patience When Thinking about Planting #Corn this Year. See http://corn.agronomy.wisc.edu/Season/Default.aspx or http://wisccorn.blogspot.com/2012/04/patience-when-thinking-about-planting.html. #Plant12

26 Mar Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn An online IRM refuge calculator illustrates the appropriate refuge and possible planting configurations for #corn. See http://www.irmcalculator.com

24 Mar Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn The popular agronomy handbook from the U of I is now available online. See http://extension.cropsci.illinois.edu/handbook. #Corn

12 Mar Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn For the economic impacts of agriculture in Wisconsin counties, see http://www.uwex.edu/ces/ag/wisag/documents/EconomicImpactsPaper_3-24-11-5final.pdf. #corn

27 Feb Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Precision ag swath control and auto-steer systems can lead to savings of $8.91/A in #corn planting and tillage costs. http://www.extension.iastate.edu/CropNews/2012/0224darr.htm

24 Feb Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn In 2012, #corn will cost between $550 and $650 per acre to produce. See WI estimate at http://www.uwex.edu/ces/farmteam/budgets/fieldcrop.cfm and USDA at http://www.ers.usda.gov/data/costsandreturns/testpick.htm

23 Feb Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Great mobile web tools from University of Wisconsin Extension - http://ipcm.wisc.edu/blog/2012/02/mobile-web-tools-for-extension-outreach/

22 Feb Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn 2011 Facts and Figures in the New World of #Corn. Last year the US average price was $6.20 per bushel. See http://www.ncga.com/news-stories/399-2011-facts-and-figures-in-new-world-of-corn

14 Feb Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Save the date! Mark August 29 on your calendars for the 2012 UW Agronomy/Soils Field Day at Arlington, WI. #corn #soybean #alfalfa #soil

6 Feb 12 Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn The beauty of pollination. http://ow.ly/8U3v2 View media


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