Crops

Cover Crops:

For more information about cover crops and management: http://www.soils.wisc.edu/extension/covercrop.php

Pierce County Land Conservation DepartmentPierce County Land Conservation

Farm Service Agency (FSA): www.fsa.usda.gov/wi


No-Till Information:

Nutrient Management & No-Till System

Small Grassed Waterways Needed

Is Tillage Necessary in Corn

Assessing Soil Quality of CRP and Grassland 

Pierce County alfalfa growers may want to view the latest research on foliar fungicide efficacy, read more……2012 Alfalfa Foliar Fungicide Research Summary 05-30-13

Across Pierce County and some of Wisconsin, alfalfa winter injured and winter killed stands are being reported. Greg Andrews obtained management advice from UW Extension Forage Agronomist Dr. Dan Undersander, read more… Maximizing Forage in Winter Injured and Killed Stands

Selecting the right grass and the right variety is more important than ever. Whether the grass is a mix in your hay seeding, a grassed waterway or a pasture, grasses have their place and can be profitable……. read more→Selecting a grass variety

Sainfoin Not Recommended for Wisconsin

Frost Injury to Alfalfa  by Dan Undersander and Brian Hudelson)

Fall Seeding Grasses

Grazing and Organic Expertise 

Cutting Alfalfa Very Frequently

Forage Resources – University of Wisconsin – Extension

Roundup Ready Alfalfa

Ryegrass Types for Pasture and Hay 

Frost Seeding Forages into Established Pastures –  frost_seeding

Across Pierce County and some of Wisconsin, alfalfa winter injured and winter killed stands are being reported. Greg Andrews obtained management advice from UW Extension Forage Agronomist Dr. Dan Undersander, read more …

Hay Results – Houston County Forage Council, January 2009 

Land rolling has become a common soil-finishing practice for soybean in Minnesota and throughout the Upper Midwest. The practice has been used for decades in alfalfa and grass seed production to improve germination and manage rocks, but it is relatively new for row crops, where its main purpose is to improve harvesting efficiency and reduce combine damage. Click here Ground Rolling in the MidWest to read more!

Bin-run Soybean

Grain Storage in Wisconsin – Pricing Your Options

Land rolling has become a common soil-finishing practice for soybean in Minnesota and throughout the Upper Midwest. The practice has been used for decades in alfalfa and grass seed production to improve germination and manage rocks, but it is relatively new for row crops, where its main purpose is to improve harvesting efficiency and reduce combine damage.

High Moisture Shelled Corn:

Equivalent Price/Ton of High Moisture Shelled Corn

Grain Storage in Wisconsin – Pricing Your Options

A102-2013 – Predicting Maturity Date of Late-Planted and Uneven Corn

A104 Agronomy Advice Pricing

Pricing Wet (HMSC) Corn App – free app based off a spreadsheet to help determine an equivalent value for wet shell corn when compared with a dry shell corn price. Now available on Google Play store (search for HMSC). For more information, read our post on the HMSC$ app here.  

Is Tillage Necessary in Corn

Crop Production Management in Low-Margin Years

 Low-margin crop production years require a “sharper pencil” to maintain profitability. University of Wisconsin-Madison provides a series of videos designed to help farmers discern key management strategies when prices are low. Follow the link below and choose from nine (9) videos on different management topics. For more information contact your local Extension office.

Custom Rate Guides (Most Recent):

Late and Prevented Planting Coverage and Replant Provisions for Wisconsin Farmers. Read→ Late_Prevented_Planting By Paul D. Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW Madison/Extension

2012 Crop Budget Cost of Production Calculator for Wisconsin 

WI Statutes Related to Agricultural Equipment Operating on Public Roads

“With the new IOH rules in place, we have a new condensed outline of information on road authority and when overweight permits are needed” For more info MA permit cheat sheets

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Late and Prevented Planting Coverage and Replant Provisions for Wisconsin Farmers.

Renting Farm Assets workshops will include information about local farmland rental rates, rental rate trends, fixed and flexible cash rental, lease and contract law, leasing forms, AgLease 101 resources, and decision tools for renters and landlords.   Program Topics:

    • And you Want what for Rent?
    • 2012 Pierce County Farmland Rental Survey Interpretation and Trends
    • Fixed and Flexible Cash Rental Options
    • Lease and Contract Law
    • AgLease 101 Resources
      • Lease Forms
    • Decision Tools for Renters and Landlords