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Agronomist says soybeans thrive with more intense management

A soybean agronomist says farmers need to be more intentional about managing soybeans as they face tighter margins. Purdue University’s Shaun Casteel tells Brownfield the days of planting soybeans whenever are over. “If it hasn’t, I think people should be seeing these gains that... Read More.

PDPW Business Conference offers farm management advice

Dairy producers are getting advice about their toughest management challenges. Cassandra Strupp says the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin members let her know what issues and topics they wanted to discuss at this year’s business conference. “Everything from your environmental topics, especially with... Read More.

Successful weed management starts now

FMC Technical Services Representative Camille Lambert tells Brownfield with lower commodity prices, farmers need to have the right solutions to keep weeds from coming up. “That’s where FMC really shines,” she says. “We’ve got a great residual chemistry for soybeans to keep pigweeds at... Read More.

Precision farming promotes more responsible management

An ag technology specialist says farmers are quickly adopting digital solutions to stay ahead of potential farm management regulations. Ryan DeMorrow, Great Lakes Technology Specialist with Wilbur-Ellis, points to work underway in the Western Lake Erie Basin. “Using topsoil mapping, getting a better idea of what... Read More.

ARC County still best risk management option for most farmers

An ag economist says his risk management recommendations have not changed. Paul Mitchell with the University of Wisconsin Madison tells Brownfield he still prefers the County Ag Risk Coverage plan because of where market prices are. “The 2024 marketing year average price is... Read More.

FSA busy with risk management sign-ups

Sign-ups for USDA risk management programs are open, and a Farm Service Agency official says offices have been busy.  Greg Biba is the Chief Program Specialist for FSA in Wisconsin, and he says, “Our offices have definitely seen activity, for sure.” Biba says farmers... Read More.

Unseasonable warmth could complicate cover crop management

Unseasonably warm weather could complicate cover crop management this spring. University of Minnesota soil scientist Jeff Strock says species like cereal rye and winter rye should enjoy fabulous growing conditions in the weeks ahead. “To put on above-ground biomass, to essentially be a scavenger for... Read More.

Mild winter could complicate weed management

An agronomist is concerned the mild winter could complicate weed management. Josh Johnston with AgriGold says weeds are beginning to sprout. “And as we get a little deeper into the spring, those weeds are probably going to be a little big bigger than they would... Read More.