Corn Silage Pricing App Now Available

To help determine a fair price when buying or selling corn silage, UW-Extension agriculture agents Greg Blonde and Ryan Sterry teamed up with Smart mAPPS Consulting to develop a new free Android app that can quickly estimate the value of standing corn silage. The app is free and available for Android smart phones and tablets at: or just search the Google Play Store for “Corn Silage Pricing”.

For more information, please see our News Release: Silage Pricing app (003)

Implements of Husbandry (IoH) and Ag CMV Map

The 2016 Local Options Map is now available at  By zooming in, you can acquire road-level data.

The latest IoH legislation is 2015 Act 232, effective March 3, 2016.  The permit application has been updated on the WisDOT website at

Alfalfa Scissors Clip / PEAQ

View forage quality changes for St. Croix County and from around Wisconsin at (new web address May 2016)

First crop alfalfa harvest will soon be on the minds of many farmers in the St. Croix area.  Several years ago University of Wisconsin researchers developed the Predictive Equation for Alfalfa Quality (PEAQ) to help producers estimate the quality and determine the optimum time to begin harvest. PEAQ is a correlation between plant height, maturity, and quality. The quality is expressed as relative forage quality (RFQ). This equation is most useful for predicting first cutting quality on Alfalfa.  When using this method remember it is an estimate to get one into the “ballpark” so to speak in terms of when to start cutting for the desired quality.  Actual RFQ at the feed bunk is usually 10-20 points less than the PEAQ estimate due to harvest and storage losses.

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If you have any questions regarding Agriculture in St. Croix County, please contact:

Ryan Sterry

     Ryan Sterry
St. Croix County – UW Extension
Agricultural Service and Education Center
1960 8th Avenue, Suite 140
Baldwin, WI 54002

Phone: 715-531-1930
Fax: 715-684-2666