Pricing Standing Alfalfa 2017

2017 Pricing Standing Hay (PDF File) By Greg Blonde, Waupaca County UW-Extension Agent. April 2017 One of the challenges in coming up with a value for standing hay is the lack of established market price information like corn and soybeans. Another challenge is multiple cuttings of hay versus a single harvest for grains. So it’s no wonder […]

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What is Roundup for Lawns?

Courtesy of Jerry Clark, UW-Extension Chippewa County   With the spring lawn and garden season fast approaching, the advertisements for lawn care products are fast and furious right now.  A new product from Scott’s Company on the market is Roundup for Lawns.  Many are familiar with Roundup which contains the active ingredient glyphosate.  Glyphosate is […]

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Grain Margin Management Videos Online

UW-Extension’s Team Grains has recorded a series of talks, “Grain Management in Low-Margin Years”, that address how to best handle different aspects of crop production during low-margin years. You can watch a specific video, or view the full playlist on the UWIPM YouTube channel. There is a table of contents below each video on YouTube with quick links […]

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Hay Analysis Guide for Beef Cattle

Winter feed costs typically represent the largest portion of cow/calf expenses. A hay analysis is important to determine if hay will meet a cow herd’s nutrient requirements during winter. This factsheet will cover interpreting a hay analysis and to calculate winter feed needs.  Read more … Hay-feed-analysis-draft-42

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Maximizing Forage in Winter Injured and Killed Stands

We are getting reports of alfalfa stand damage/winter kill in Northwest Wisconsin. The situations vary from low spots only in fields to significant portions of the field. Dan Undersander, UW-Extension Forage Agronomist recommends the following: Maximizing Forage in Winter Injured and Killed Stands

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