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October 14 Hay Market Report

The October 14 University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Agriculture Team Forage Hay Market Demand and Price Report is now online! Hay prices remain strong for top quality hay. Hay supplies remain tight with a good supply of lower quality hay. Straw prices are for oat, barley, or wheat straw. Prices are steady to strong this […]


October Newsletter Available!

The October 2019 Fond du Lac County Agriculture Extension Newsletter is now available! Check it out for the following articles: Introducing Joe Zimbric (Crops & Soils Educator for FDL and Dodge Counties) Harvesting and Managing Late-Planted Corn Silage Dairy Business Tactics for Success SilageSnap – Kernal Processing Score App Corn Silage Pricing App Hay Market Report […]

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Registration Open for Pest Management Update Meeting – Nov 7

Pest Management Update Meeting Thursday, November 7, 2019 |  9 am—12 pm Fond du Lac Campus, UW-Oshkosh | 400 University Drive, Fond du Lac | Room UC-113/114 Presentations on pest management information for Wisconsin field and forage crops. Speakers are Mark Renz and Rodrigo Werle, weed scientists, Damon Smith, plant pathologist, and Bryan Jensen, entomologist. 3.0 […]

Joe Zimbric

Welcome Joe!

The Extension Fond du Lac County office welcomes Joe Zimbric as the new Crops & Soils Agent! Joe recently completed his MS degree in agronomy at UW-Madison where his research focused on optimizing the forage and grain production of a perennial wheat species called Kernza. In addition Joe has evaluated several problematic weed species for […]


2019 Corn Silage Dry Down Days

Let Whole Plant Moisture Be Your Guide to Harvest Time! The best lactation performance by dairy cows has been shown to occur when corn silage is harvested at 65-70 percent moisture. This range of whole plant moisture also works well for achieving good packing and silage fermentation in horizontal silos. Determining whole plant moisture prior […]


Plan for fall Cropping System and Fall Nutrient Application Plan

Fall is right around the corner, and it’s never too early to start reviewing your cropping system and to plan your fall nutrient applications. While you plan your fall nutrient application, don’t forget to include soil testing for your nutrient management plan, sampling should be done prior to nutrient application so the soil testing results […]

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Grain Dryer Tune-Up Offering

Dry your grain more energy efficiently Starting August 1, 2019, FOCUS ON ENERGY® will provide $150 per grain dryer tuned up to help you dry your grain more energy efficiently. By tuning up your grain dryer, you could see improved control, less downtime and a return on your investment less than halfway through the drying […]

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Dairy Margin Coverage(DMC) Program

Sign-up period for the new USDA-FSA Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC program) begins June 17th. Looking for resources and strategies for your farm? Join County FSA Executive Director Jacob Vande Berg on Tuesday, June 25th at 1:00 pm in Room AE-205/206 of Extension Fond du Lac County to learn more about the program and resources to […]

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May 31 Alfalfa PEAQ Readings Now Available

Alfalfa PEAQ readings from May 31st are now available at https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/fdlag/alfalfa/. The next scissor cuts and PEAQ readings will be Monday, June 3, 2019 with the results late Tuesday afternoon.