Ad Astra Radio Family Brands

Pests a problem for Wisconsin crops this year

A Wisconsin farmer says 2024 has been challenging because of the high population of field pests. Sara Stelter farms in the central sands of western Waushara County, and grows corn and soybeans along with green beans, peas, and sweet corn for canning companies. She... Read More.

Tar spot not a problem yet in Wisconsin

A crop disease specialist says so far, Wisconsin farmers have not had a problem with tar spot in corn. Dr. Damon Smith with the University of Wisconsin Madison tells Brownfield with several other states reporting signs of tar spot, he’s been looking for it.... Read More.

Wet conditions remain a problem in Minnesota

Excessive moisture continues to hinder spring fieldwork in Minnesota. USDA’s latest weekly crop update says topsoil and subsoil moisture supplies are 97 percent adequate to surplus. Soybean planting is 94 percent complete, four days behind the five-year average.  Seventy percent of the crop is... Read More.