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Pricing Wet Corn? UW-Extension has an app for that

It’s that time of the year when Wisconsin dairy and beef producers and Wisconsin corn growers explore their options of buying or selling high moisture shell corn (HMSC). This is especially true this year in the northern two-thirds of the state with so much wet corn still in the field. To help farmers better evaluate their options, the University of Wisconsin-Extension released a Smartphone app this fall to provide a simple way to help estimate the market value of HMSC based on three main variables – dry corn moisture, current corn moisture and price per bushel.

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Corn: Deciding when to harvest corn in 2014

Madison, Wis. – Recent reports from around the state indicate that the corn will have higher moisture contents at harvest than typical years. Reports from the week of Oct. 6-10 indicated that corn was ranging from 23% to 32% with most in the 28-32% range, according to Scott Sanford, University of Wisconsin-Extension/Madison agricultural engineer.

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2014 UW-Extension Pest Management Update Meeting Series

Have you struggled to manage your pests in agronomic crops this year? If so consider attending a Pest Management Update Series hosted by University of Wisconsin-Extension. Eight meetings that provide updates to weed, insect and disease management in corn, soybean, small grains, and alfalfa will be held throughout the state in November.

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Implements of Husbandry with Tracks

More tracked vehicles are being manufactured and more tracked vehicles are being used in fields and on roads. Wisconsin law generally requires pneumatic tires on vehicles operated on Wisconsin highways. The requirement, however, does not extend to farm tractors, self-propelled farm implements and implements of husbandry, which may be operated on Wisconsin highways with tracks. WisDOT recommends only rubber tracks be used on roadways to reduce the likelihood of road damage.

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Video series outlines new Implements of Husbandry law

Is my farm equipment Category A, B or C? What’s my per axle weight limit on a state highway? What’s an Ag-CMV? All good questions about Wisconsin’s new Implements of Husbandry law that can be answered in a series of IoH-Act 377 videos produced by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) in conjunction with The Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the University of Wisconsin Extension.

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Soil Sampling Season (on Wisconsin Farms) Is Just Around the Corner

Fall is the ideal time of year to conduct routine soil sampling of your cropland according to Kim Meyer, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension’s Nutrient & Pest Management (NPM) Program. Not only are weather conditions typically more favorable for soil sampling as compared to the spring season, but you will then have the winter months to think about upcoming management decisions based on the soil analysis.

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Antigo Potato Field Day August 21

We welcome the public again to the Langlade Agricultural Research Station Field Day on Thursday, August 21 at 1 p.m. The experimental station is operated by UW Extension with funding and support from the Wisconsin potato industry. It is located at the Langlade County Airport (corners of Hwy 64 and Hwy 52, just east of Antigo).

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