• "One and Done" or a Disease Problem Here to Stay: Planning for Tar Spot in 2019 February 15, 2019
    Map showing Midwest U.S. counties where tar spot infections were confirmed. Figure credit: Kleezewski et al., 2019In 2018, southwest Wisconsin was especially hard hit with a new disease called Tar Spot, Phyllachora maydis. I have talked to many growers this past winter about the disease and what might be done for the coming season. However, we have limited e […]
    Joe Lauer
  • 2018 Wisconsin Corn Performance Trials: Grain - Silage - Specialty - Organic November 20, 2018
    The 2018 Wisconsin Corn Performance Trial results are now available on the web. Every year, the University of Wisconsin Extension-Madison and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences conduct a corn evaluation program. The purpose of this program is to provide unbiased performance comparisons of hybrid seed corn available in Wisconsin. These results are a […]
    Joe Lauer

Variety Selection

Wisconsin Organic Corn Hybrid Trials
Wisconsin Corn Hybrid Trials
Crop Seed Price Calculator

Soil Fertility/Management

Wisconsin Soil Science Fundamentals video series
Nutrient Management Fast Facts includes crop nutrient recommendations, legume nitrogen credits, estimated nutrient contents for different types of manure, and more
New Nitrogen Recommendations for Corn in 2010
Nutrient Application Guidelines for Field, Vegetable, and Fruit Crops in Wisconsin— UWEX Pub. A2809, Phosphorus and potassium recommendations are on pages 47 and 48.
Consider No-till or Strip-Till for 2010
Soil Science Extension website
Nutrient and Pest Management and Integrated Pest Management programs’ website
Carrie Laboski’s NPK et cetera blog

Planter Setup/ Maintenance

Spring Planter Checkup
In-field Planter Adjustments


The Risk in Early Planting Dates
Uneven Emergence in Corn
“Switch” Date Decisions for Corn Hybrids
Planting Corn in June and July-What can you expect?

Growth and Development

Corn Growth Stages
Understanding Corn Test Weight


Combine Considerations for a Wet Corn Harvest
Weigh the Risk of Leaving Corn Stand Through Winter



Updated July 1, 2015
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