Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Wisconsin Agronomy Update Meetings for 2012

The Department of Agronomy will offer Crop Production and Management Meetings at eight locations during 2012. 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 (2.5 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
2011 Wisconsin Hybrid Corn Performance Trials - Grain and Silage (A3653)
2011 Wisconsin Soybean Variety Test Results (A3654)
2011 Perennial Forage Variety Update for Wisconsin (A1525)
Small grain varieties for grain and forage in Wisconsin - 2011 (A3868)
Alfalfa germination and growth
Management of white mold in soybean
Extension publications
Agronomy Advice articles
Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association updates

Discussion Topics
  • Performance of Roundup Ready alfalfa varieties
  • Getting a stand – Alfalfa germination and growth
  • Do we need to do tillage following soybean? The influence of residue management and planting date responses.
  • Corn silage hybrids – What’s new and how are they performing?
  • Soybean seed treatments: Quantifying profitability and separating active ingredients
Small Grains 
  • Do oats require intensive management?
Portage:  Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 7:30 am
Fond du Lac:  Tuesday, Jan. 3 at noon
Kimberly:  Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 7:30 am
Wausau:  Wednesday, Jan. 4 at noon
Eau Claire:  Thursday, Jan. 5 at 7:30 am
Sparta:  Thursday, Jan. 5 at noon
Janesville:  Friday, Jan. 6 at 7:30 am
Belmont:  Friday, Jan. 6 at noon

Please join us at a meeting in your area.To download the meeting brochure and registration information, click here.

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