2016 WI Agronomy Update Meetings

MADISON, Wis. — The Department of Agronomy will offer Crop Production and Management Meetings at eight locations during 2016. Joe Lauer, Dan Undersander and Shawn Conley will present the latest information on hybrid/variety performance, an analysis and discussion of last year’s growing season, and updated recommendations for field crop production.

The registration fee includes a meal and materials. Please pre-register with the Host Agent. A “walk-in” (Late) fee will be charged to those who have not preregistered. Additional information packets will be available for $18.00 each. Certified Crop Advisor CEU credits have been requested (3.0 hours in Crop Management). Below is a list of topics, meeting sites, dates and times. Please join us at meeting in your area.

Packet Materials

2015 Wisconsin Hybrid Corn Performance Trials – Grain and Silage (A3653)

2015 Wisconsin Soybean Variety Test Results (A3654)

2015 Perennial Forage Variety Update for Wisconsin (A1525)

Winter wheat varieties for grain in Wisconsin – 2015 (A3868)

Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association updates

Extension publications

Agronomy Advice articles

Discussion Topics

Forages

 

• Reduced lignin alfalfa management

• New race of anthracnose

• Coated grass seed

Corn

• A retrospective of WI corn production decisions

• RIB hybrid performance

• Do we need to do tillage for corn production in WI?

Soybeans and Small Grains

• Prioritizing Soybean Inputs to Maximize Grower Profitability in 2016

• Cover Crop or Fall Forage… Spring Grains Options Planted After Winter Wheat

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(Originally from Morning Ag Clips, here)

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Grain Production Clinics Offered

Two identical grain crops production clinics will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 18. The locations are Cobblestone Creek Dining and Banquet, 740 W. Ryan St., Brillion, and Doxbee’s Banquet and Buffet, N6744 County Road C, Seymour.

Topics include: How to Keep Drying Costs Down –  Joe Lauer, University of Wisconsin-Madison corn specialist; Improving Soybean Yields – David Marburger, a UW soybean doctoral candidate; Managing Fertility in a Low Grain Price Environment – Carrie Laboski, UW soil-fertility specialist; Remote Sensing – Brian Luck, UW Extension precision Ag specialist; and Federal Farm Programs – Ag agents Kevin Jarek and Scott Reuss.

The cost is $25 per person. Register for the Brillion meeting with the Calumet County Extension Office, 920-849-1450, and for the Seymour meeting with the Outagamie County Extension Office, 920-832-5121.

Crop Production and Management Meetings – January 2015

The Department of Agronomy will offer Crop Production and Management Meetings at eight locations during January of 2015. Joe Lauer, Dan Undersander and Shawn Conley will present the latest information on hybrid/variety performance, an analysis and discussion of last year’s growing season, and updated recommendations for field crop production.

The registration fee includes a meal and materials. Please pre-register with the Host Agent. A “walk-in” fee will be charged to those who have not preregistered. Additional information packets will be available for $18.00 each.

Certified Crop Advisor CEU credits have been requested (3.0 hours in Crop Management). Below is a list of topics, meeting sites, dates and times. Please join us at meeting in your area.

Packet materials

*2014 Wisconsin Hybrid Corn Performance Trials – Grain and Silage (A3653)
*2014 Wisconsin Soybean Variety Test Results (A3654)
*2014 Perennial Forage Variety Update for Wisconsin (A1525)
*Winter wheat varieties for grain in Wisconsin – 2014 (A3868)
*Oat and Barley Variety Performance (A3874)
*NCSRP SCN Sampling Publication
*Extension publications
*Agronomy Advice articles
*Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association updates

Discussion Topics

Forages:
*Alfalfa stand changes stand over time.
*Performance of GM alfalfa varieties and potential for gene transfer to non GMO fields
*When to use alfalfa-grass mixtures

Corn:
*Corn Response to Seeding Rate: The Implications for Variable Rate Seeding
*Is the corn-soybean rotation sustainable? Evidence from long-term cropping system trials

Soybeans and Small Grains:
*WI Soybean and Winter Wheat Year in Review
*Multi-State High Yield Soybean Project Results: a First Look
*Should we consider in-furrow applications in soybean?

Locations, dates and times:

Janesville: Monday, Jan. 5 at noon

Monday, Jan. 5 at noon

Holiday Inn Express 3100 Wellington Dr

Nick Baker
Rock Co. Extension Office
51 S. Main St.
Janesville, WI 53545-3978
(608) 757-5696 nbaker2@uwex.edu

Madison:Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 7:30 am

Dane Co. Extension Office
1 Fen Oak Ct., Rm. 138
(SE Madison, Take Hwy 51 exit off Beltline, go N to E. Broadway and Agriculture Drive. Turn N)

Jennifer Blazek
Dane Co. Extension Office
5201 Fen Oak Drive., Rm. 138
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 224-3716 heidi.johnson@ces.uwex.edu

Fond du Lac, Tuesday, Jan. 6 at noon

Rm. 114 University Center

400 University Drive

Mike Rankin
Fond du Lac Co. Extension Office
400 University Drive
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-2998
(920) 929-3171 michael.rankin@ces.uwex.edu

Kimberly, Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 7:30 am

Liberty Hall
800 Eisenhower Drive
(Hwy. 441, College Avenue Exit, East 1 block)

Kevin Jarek
Outagamie County
3365 W Brewster St.
Appleton, WI 54914
(920) 832-5121 kevin.jarek@ces.uwex.edu

Wausau, Wednesday, Jan. 7 at noon

Luncheon at VFW Hall, 388 River Drive, then Meeting at Marathon County UWEX Office
212 River Drive

Dan Marzu
Marathon County UW-Extension Office
212 River Drive
Wausau, WI 54403
(715) 261-1230 daniel.marzu@ces.uwex.edu

Eau Claire, Thursday, Jan. 8 at 7:30 am

Clarion Hotel Campus Area/Green Mill Restaurant and Bar (Campus area)
2703 Craig Road

Mark Hagedorn
Eau Claire Co. Extension Office
227 1st Street West
Altoona, WI 54720-1601
(715) 839-4712 mark.hagedorn@ces.uwex.edu

Sparta, Thursday, Jan. 8 at noon

Jake’s Northwoods Hwy 21 (NE side of town) 1132 Angelo Rd.

Bill Halfman
Monroe County – UW Extension
14345 County Highway B, Room 1
Sparta, WI 54656-0309
(608) 269-8722 bill.halfman@ces.uwex.edu

Belmont, Friday, Jan. 9 at noon
Belmont Inn & Suites Convention Center/Banquet Hall

103 W Mound View Ave. (North of Hwy 151 at Belmont)

Ted Bay
Grant Co. Extension Office
916 E Elm St.
Lancaster, WI 53813-0031
(608) 723-2125 ted.bay@ces.uwex.edu
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Wisconsin Crop Management Conference
January 13-15, 2015, Alliant Energy Center, Madison

Midwest Forage Association Forage Production and Use Symposium
January 20-21, 2015, Chula Vista, Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Corn Growers Association, Wisconsin Soybean Association, CORN / SOY EXPO
January 29-30, 2015, Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells

(As seen on Morning Ag Clips: https://www.morningagclips.com/wisconsin-agronomy-update-meetings/)