The 2013 Growing Season
2013 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...
2013 Weather update for Arlington and
Marshfield (updated October 18, 2013)
patterns of the Arlington and Marshfield Agriculture Research Stations during other
years click here.
Agronomy Advice articles
Pricing Corn Silage August 2013 Field
Crops 28.5 - 104
Can yield maps predict future yields?
August 2013 Field Crops 28.426 - 103
Predicting Maturity Date of Late-Planted
and Uneven Corn August 2013 Field Crops 28.47 - 102
Will Corn Mature Before Frost? July
2013 Field Crops 28.47 - 101
Corn Production in the Northern Corn Belt:
The Tillage X Rotation Interaction July 2013 Field Crops 28.426 -
CORN HYBRID PERFORMANCE TRIALS: Grain - Silage - Specialty â€“ Organic.
Posted November 26, 2013.
Evaluating On-Farm Test Plots. Posted October 16, 2013.
Can Yield Maps
Predict Future Yields? Posted September 9, 2013.
Silage. Posted September 3, 2013.
Hail Damage in Corn. Posted August 9, 2013.
Development During 2009-2012. Posted August 7, 2013.
Mature Before Frost? Posted July 26, 2013.
in the Northern Corn Belt: The Tillage X Rotation Interaction.
Posted July 25, 2013.
Record When a
Field Tassels to Predict Corn Silage Harvest Date. Posted July 15,
Can I Plant Corn? Posted June 7, 2013.
Can Corn Silage
Energy Pools be Manipulated Using Brown Midrib Technology? Posted
June 7, 2013.
Dates For Corn Silage. Posted May 23, 2013.
Bullâ€™s Eye When Switching Corn Hybrid Maturity. Posted May 15, 2013.
AscendÂ®: Hormones that stimulate corn growth. Posted May 3, 2013.
Effects on Corn Silage Yield and Quality. Posted May 2, 2013.
Planting Dates Are Later 'Up North'. Posted May 1, 2013.
"Double-Whammy" of Delayed Corn Planting. Posted April 29, 2013.
The Best Corn
Planting Dates Are Yet To Come. Posted April 22, 2013.
All-Time Corn Yield Record Set in 2012. Posted February 7, 2013.
Nov 27. The 2013 WISCONSIN #CORN HYBRID PERFORMANCE TRIALS Grain -
Silage - Specialty - Organic were published yesterday, see
Nov 15. The 2014 Cost of Production Calculator helps producers construct
enterprise budgets for cropping decisions. See
http://www.uwex.edu/ces/farmteam/budgets/fieldcrop.cfm â€¦ #Corn
Nov 14. For a little humor... Frost Warning, See
Nov 13. Global warming or something else? Spatial scale trends by
congressional district using real data. See
http://temperaturetrends.org/home.html #Corn #Soybean
Nov 12. Pest control: What's the right thing to do? See
1 â€¦ #Corn #Soybean
Nov 11. No-till farming is on the rise. A nice summary of the important
changes going on with this trend. See
â€¦ #Corn #Soybean
Oct 31. Stalk Rot and Lodging Problems in #Corn, see
Oct 24. Be careful with recent frosts. Prussic acid can be a problem
with some forages. See
Oct 23. Harvest Delays Impact #Corn Performance,
Oct 22. Bt #soybean varieties are here,
Some important management points from Ohio,
Oct 18. First Confirmation of Cry1F Resistant Fall Armyworm in North
Carolina Corn, See
Oct 17. Measuring #corn harvest losses what those losses mean for yield,
Oct 16. Evaluating On-Farm Test Plots, see
â€¦. #Corn #Soybean
Oct 15. Soil Fertility Considerations and Fallow Syndrome. See
â€¦. #Corn #SOybean
Oct 8. Corn grain drydown â€“ What to expect? See
Oct 7. Some tips for avoiding tillage this fall. See
â€¦ #Corn #Soybean
Oct 1. Why Worry About Hessian Flies in #Wheat? A Historical
Perspective. See http://ow.ly/pnoBb
Sep 27. Fall soil sampling: Another challenging prospect? See
Sep 26. Cover Crops and Alternative Summer Forages to Complement #Corn
Sep 25. Yield Mapping: Some Checks and Adjustments to Ensure Quality
Yield Data Collection. See
â€¦ #Corn #Soybean
Sep 24. An explanation of what heat stress during #corn grain filling
may mean at harvest. See
Sep 23. We will need to watch for #corn ear molds this year. See
Sep 21. A new #corn silage evaluation program in South Dakota. Watch for
their results. See
Sep 20. Restless Tillage Syndrome, see
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToKavHhu4PE â€¦. Thanks Mike
Rankin! #Corn #Soybean
Sep 6. #Corn silage drydown is challenging this season due to
late-planting & drought. For drydown progress in WI, see
Sep 5. Another way to price standing #corn silage. See
Sep 4. Farmers frequently encounter abnormal #corn ears in their fields
when the crop has experienced stress. See
Sep 2. The Dirty Dozen No-Till Misconceptions. Experience from the
field. See http://ow.ly/orzUb
Aug 29. There is a lot of uneven #corn this year. To arrive at a fair
price, see the UW Corn Silage Pricing Decision Aid at
Aug 27. Scheduling the Last Irrigation for #Corn and #Soybean. See
Aug 26. Late-season #Corn Development and Frost Probabilities, see
Aug 10. #Corn Kernel Development During 2009-2012. See
Aug 9. Will #Corn Mature Before Frost? See
Aug 8. Corn Production in the Northern #Corn Belt: The Tillage X
Rotation Interaction. See
Aug 7. Farmers spent a record $352 billion in 2012, a 10% increase from
2011. Per farm expenditures averaged $162,743. See
Jul 30. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has launched "GMO
Answers" to answer tough questions about GMOs. See
Jul 29. Weather Effects on Expected #Corn and #Soybean Yields, see
Jul 26. Pollination is well underway in most #corn fields. For a good
overview of what happens in a corn field, see
Jul 16. Record When a Field Tassels to Predict #Corn Silage Harvest
Jul 15. Weed Management in Prevented Planting Acres, see
http://ow.ly/mSkY7. #Corn, #Soybean
Jul 12. Check #Corn Roots for Presence of Bt resistance in Western Corn
Rootworm, see http://ow.ly/mSkvD
Jul 11. The latest on the adoption of genetically engineered crops in
the U.S. is at http://ow.ly/mSey6 and
Jun 27. UW Agronomy/Soils Field Day Aug. 28th @ Arlington to highlight
risk mitigation in todayâ€™s economic climate. FMI:
Jun 26. Potential for Nitrogen Loss Following Heavy Rainfalls -
http://tpt.to/a3CBh7Z - from
Jun 22. When it rains, it pours! What is happening to my nitrogen? v
2.0. See http://ow.ly/mgMB5 #Corn
Jun 21. Flooding Impacts on Corn Growth and Yield, see
Jun 10. Can #Corn Silage Energy Pools be Manipulated Using Brown Midrib
Jun 8. How late can I plant #corn? See
Jun 7. Switch dates for #corn silage, see
Jun 6. Delayed Planting: Top Three Considerations for Switching #Corn
Acres to #Soybean. See
Jun 5. With Heavy Rains, How Likely is N Leaching in #Corn? See
http://cropwatch.unl.edu/web/cropwatch/archive?articleID=5181091 â€¦ and
Jun 5. I'm watching more rain fall outside my window today. For
guidelines on #corn replant and/or late-plant decisions, see
Jun 4. Effects of Flooding or Ponding on Young #Corn. See
http://corn.agronomy.wisc.edu/AA/pdfs/A056.pdf â€¦ and
Jun 3. No statistical response of foliar fungicides on #corn yield in
Iowa in 2012. See
May 30. USDA Investigating Detection of Genetically Engineered
Glyphosate-Resistant Wheat, see http://ow.ly/lwgHz and
May 29. For A Terrifying, Fascinating Timelapse of 30 Years of Human
Impact on Earth, see http://ow.ly/lwe6x
May 20. Analog Years for Weather Forecasting and Correlating #Corn
Planting Dates with Yield in Iowa, see
May 17. Starter and Sulfur Fertilizer use for #Corn:Spring 2013, see
May 16. Delayed Planting Effects on Corn Yield: A â€œHistoricalâ€
http://corn.osu.edu/newsletters/2013/2013-11-1/#8 â€¦ #Plant13
May 15. Hitting the Bullâ€™s Eye When Switching #Corn Hybrid Maturity, see
http://wisccorn.blogspot.com/2013/05/B036.html â€¦ #Plant13
May 15. #Corn Maturity Ratings and Delayed Planting, see
â€¦ #Plant 13
May 14. Wet Conditions and Change in Soil Profile Nitrate, see
â€¦. #Corn #Plant13
May 14. Anti Modern Agricultural Biotechnology Activist Organizations
Set May 25 for Worldwide Protests against... details at
May 13. Supreme Court Ruling Supports 21st Century Technologies, Ensures
That Patent Law Will Protect Ag Products, see
May 13. Apply Nitrogen or Plant #Corn? See
May 10. The Purdue #Corn & #Soybean Pocketguide on your iPAD! Available
in the iTunes App Store for only $12.99.
May 9. GM crops: global economic & environmental impacts.The economic
benefits farmers realize are clear and amount to...See
May 8. Nitrogen Applications for 2013 #Corn. Wet Conditions and Change
in Soil Profile Nitrate Since Last Fall
May 7. Don't Underestimate the Value of Starter Fertilizer for #Corn
Planted Late. See http://ow.ly/kMy2l
May 6. GM CROPS: PROMISE AND REALITY. Nature explores the hopes, the
fears, the reality and the future. See
May 4. Voice of Young Science (VoYS) is calling on supermarkets to put
evidence at the heart of their policies. See
May 3. Evaluation of Ascend Â®: Hormones that stimulate #corn growth, see
http://ow.ly/kF4a4. For details, see
May 3. Planting Date Effects on #Corn Silage Yield and Quality, see
http://wisccorn.blogspot.com/2013/05/034.html â€¦. #Plant13
May 2. We started planting #corn Friday. Three locations #plant13:
Hancock, Arlington & Janesville. Worried about imbibitional chilling
May 1. Optimum #Corn Planting Dates Are Later 'Up North' see
http://wisccorn.blogspot.com/2013/05/033.html â€¦ #Plant13
Apr 30. Kansas - Implications of delayed #corn planting, see
Apr 29. The "Double-Whammy" of Delayed #Corn Planting, see
http://wisccorn.blogspot.com/2013/04/B032.html â€¦ #Plant13
Apr 29. U of I Planting Delays and #Corn Prospects, see
Apr 29. Drove Madison to Des Moines on Hwys 20 and 30 over weekend. Some
NH3 applied. Saw no #corn fields planted except around Waterloo.
Apr 23. Corn Planting FAQs from Iowa. See
â€¦ #Corn #Plant13
Apr 22. The Best Corn Planting Dates Are Yet To Come. See
http://wisccorn.blogspot.com/2013/04/B031.html â€¦ #Corn
Mar 25. Planter adjustments for dry soil, see
http://ow.ly/jnZNg #plant13 #corn
Mar 22. Acreage intentions release is 28March. For info on the
relationship between crop return & acreage decisions see
Mar 11. Some think itâ€™s time to rethink Americaâ€™s #corn system,
http://ow.ly/iJP0A. Others advocate
corn's successes, http://ow.ly/iJPBp .
Mar 11. A cool American Migration map from Forbes magazine. See
Feb 21. Value of #Corn Production Expected to Reach All-Time High in
2013. See http://ow.ly/hU4aL
Feb 20. For the latest information on biofuels, the renewable energy
industry and its relationship to agriculture, see
Feb 12. Commercialized transgenic traits, maize productivity and yield
risk. Nature Biotechnology 31:111-114. See
Feb 11. The Potential Impact of Tax Reform on Farm Businesses and Rural
Households. See http://ow.ly/hAWrZ
#corn #soybean #wheat
Feb 8. UW's annual "Gold Book" report on cultural practices and
management systems for #corn is now available. See
Feb 7. In spite of the 2012 drought, a new all-time state record #corn
yield was produced in Portage County, Wisconsin. See
Feb 6. When strong winds carry away soil, microbes in the soil can act
like hitchhikers and go along for the ride. See
Feb 5. MN study evaluates soil factors for predicting sulfur needs in
starter fertilizers. See http://ow.ly/hqJ5J
Feb 4. The current thinking of ag lenders regarding farmland leases. See
http://ow.ly/hktSI #corn #soybean
Feb 1. Whatâ€™s on your seed? A list of seed treatment technologies for
#corn, #soybean and #wheat. See
Jan 31. New crop insurance rules for using #cover #crops for #forage.
Jan 30. Ethanol from #corn is the most significant biofuel in the US,
accounting for 98% of all biofuel production in 2011. See
Jan 29. Where do you start about crop insurance? What should you buy?
For Paul Mitchell's 2013 update for Wisconsin, see
Jan 28. There were 3,527 monthly extreme #weather records broken in 2012
for heat, rain, and snow in the US. See
Jan 28. For a good summary of the effects of the 2012 drought on #corn
and #soybean in Iowa. See