2018 Agronomy Day Planned for February 22, 2018

Photo courtesy of UW-Madison CALS

Contact: Michael Ballweg, 920-459-5904, michael.ballweg@wisc.edu

Sharpening the pencil to analyze the cost of crop production is more important than ever with commodity prices at or below production costs. Plan to spend the day learning about which agronomic practices have the greatest probability for a profitable return.

Learn about advances made to help manage white mold, mycotoxins in corn silage and winter wheat diseases. When is there an economic return to using fungicides in our cropping systems?

Have weather patterns really changed? What does the Wisconsin climatological data tell us?

Lastly, marketing and risk management need to be a major focus. Have your marketing plans and pricing objectives been determined?   What marketing tools may help you reach your price targets?  What are corn and soybean ending stocks telling us about supply and demand and prices for 2018?

These are among the topics to be discussed at the 2018 Agronomy Day planned for February 22, 10 a.m. at the Five Pillars Restaurant, Random Lake.

Presentations and speakers include:

  • Managing Crop Diseases – Damon Smith, University of Wisconsin-Madison/UW-Extension plant pathologist.
  • Tweaking Soybean Production Practices – Shawn Conley, UW-Madison/UW-Extension soybean specialist
  • Has the Weather Really Changed? –  Ed Hopkins, PhD, Assistant Wisconsin State Climatologist.
  • Market Outlook for 2018 – Naomi Blohm, Senior Market Advisor, Steward Peterson Group Inc.

For more information and/or to make reservations, contact the UW-Extension Sheboygan County office at (920) 459-5904. Registration information is also available on line at http://sheboygan.extension.wisc.edu. The 2018 Agronomy Day is sponsored by the UW-Extension Offices of Sheboygan, Ozaukee, and Washington Counties, with support of farm supply businesses and crop protectant companies.

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