The 2012 Growing Season
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...
2012 Weather update for Arlington and
Marshfield (updated October 1, 2012)
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 â€”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
"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
- 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?
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
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
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
29 Nov Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn The 2013 Crop Budget Cost of Production Calculator
helps producers make their cropping decisions next year. See
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
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
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
16 Nov Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Nitrogen Management on U.S. #Corn Acres, 2001-10
15 Nov Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Soil Secrets: Half an hour worth watching!
26 Oct Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn See the price trends of major fertilizers at
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
24 Oct Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Tires, Traction, and Compaction videos of unique
soil pits constructed to illustrate equipment traffic effects.
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
22 Oct Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Foliar Fungicides May Not Be the Answer for Hail-Damaged
#Corn. See http://ow.ly/erIwm. For original pub,
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
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
17 Oct Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Kernel red streak in #corn results from â€œsalivary
phytotoxinsâ€ secreted by mites feeding on the pericarp of kernels.See
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
13 Oct Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Evaluating last yearâ€™s 'experiments' and using the
lessons learned will help with next year's crop. See http://ow.ly/eqIjj
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
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 doesnâ€™t cut it. Fall is a great time to do 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
31 Aug Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Drought Extends, Crops Wither. See
http://nyti.ms/TZjKzO. Hint: Drag your mouse over the graphs. #Corn #Soybean
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
24 Aug Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn 2,4-D resistant waterhemp: the sixth mechanism-of-action
herbicide group to which waterhemp has developed resistance.
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
4 Aug Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Droughtâ€™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
13 Jul Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn #Corn Pollination: How to determine success under
stress (video). See
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.
11 Jul Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Pricing Drought Stressed #Corn Silage. See
10 Jul Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Corn Agronomy: Options for Double-Cropping Barren
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
7 Jul Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn #Corn Management Decisions During #Drought Depend
Upon Pollination Success. See
6 Jul Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn What Happens Within the #Corn Plant When #Drought
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.
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
8 May Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn For the latest on U.S. fertilizer prices and use,
#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
3 Apr Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Wind Map of the U.S. Will Blow You Away. See
and http://hint.fm/wind/ View photo
2 Apr Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Patience When Thinking about Planting #Corn this Year.
26 Mar Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn An online IRM refuge calculator illustrates the appropriate
refuge and possible planting configurations for #corn. See
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.
12 Mar Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn For the economic impacts of agriculture in Wisconsin
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.
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
23 Feb Corn Agronomy @WiscCorn Great mobile web tools from University of Wisconsin
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
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