Wisconsin: Irrigated Farming in Central Sands Cools Region’s Climate

🕔Jul 5, 2019New research finds that irrigated farms within Wisconsin’s vegetable-growing Central Sands region significantly cool the local climate compared to nearby rain-fed farms or forests. Irrigation dropped maximum temperatures by one […]

Wisconsin Soybeans: Building Resistance to Stem Rot, Drought

🕔Apr 24, 2019If there’s anything that could be called the archenemy of Midwestern soybean producers, it just might be Sclerotinia stem rot. Once thought of as only a sporadic problem in the […]

Wisconsin Soybeans: Teacher Awareness Program Showcases Modern Ag Practices

🕔Aug 1, 2017With each generation becoming further removed from agriculture, many teachers and students today have not had the opportunity to visit rural America, tour a farm or ranch, or talk to […]

Wisconsin Cover Crops: Farmer Talks About Building His Soil

🕔Aug 17, 2016My name is Steve Siverling, and I plant corn, soybeans and a few small grains on 350 acres in northern Wisconsin.  But what I am growing is soil health; I […]

Talking Crops Podcast: Growing Rice in the Midwest – Michael Schläppi

🕔Sep 17, 2015When you think about growing rice, Arkansas or California may come to mind. For Marquette University Associate Professor Michael Schläppi, his mind is set on growing rice in Wisconsin. In […]

Wisconsin: Great Weather Allows for Fieldwork, Could Use Some Rain – USDA

🕔May 5, 2015Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 3, 2015. Dry, Sunny Week Meant Record Corn Progress There were 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May […]

Wisconsin: Rain, Snow, and Hail, Oh My – USDA

🕔Apr 27, 2015Crop Progress and Conditions for the Week Ending April 26, 2015. Selected Quotes from Farm Reporters and County Ag Agents All comments are used in creating this report, but only […]

Wisconsin: Warm Week Sees Planting Progress – USDA

🕔Apr 21, 2015Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 19, 2015. Selected Quotes from Farm Reporters and County Ag Agents All comments are used in creating this report, but only […]

Wisconsin: Much-Needed Rains Limit Fieldwork – USDA

🕔Apr 14, 2015Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 12, 2015. Selected Quotes from Farm Reporters and County Ag Agents All comments are used in creating this report, but only […]

Wisconsin: Harvested Stalls as Thaw Brings Fog, Mud – USDA

🕔Dec 15, 2014Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending December 14, 2014. Farmers took advantage of a window of clear weather early this week to harvest corn, spread manure, and finish […]

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