Badger Crop Connect topics for summer webinars announced

The Badger Crop Connect Webinar series provides farmers, agronomists, and crop consultants with timely crops and soils information. Webinars feature UW-Madison Division of Extension experts. Tune in on Wednesdays from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm virtually via Zoom. Certified Crop Advisors can earn 1 CEU per webinar. Register at:

Topics and speakers for summer include:

June 8

Managing weeds in pastures to optimize forage production and utilization, Mark Renz, UW-Madison Weed Scientist

Interseeding timing and cover crop selection: Growing more N with cover crop legumes, Dan Smith UW-Madison Nutrient Pest Management Outreach Specialist

June 22

What’s new in the 2022 Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impact Report? Diane Mayerfield, Director of Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program

Implications for Wisconsin’s Cropping Systems, Kevin Shelly, UW-Madison Nutrient Pest Management Outreach Specialist    

July 13

No program due to Farm Technology Days

July 27

Corn and soybean disease management, Damon Smith, UW-Madison Field Crop Plant Pathologist

August 10

Tips on making great corn silage, Joe Lauer, UW-Madison Corn Agronomist

Building soil health with cover crops, Matt Ruark, UW-Madison Soil Scientist        

August 24

Cover crops for spring forage, Kevin Shelley, UW-Madison Nutrient Pest Management Outreach Specialist

Winter wheat management, Shawn Conley, UW-Madison Soybean and Small Grain Specialist     

The Badger Crop Connect webinar series is hosted by Extension Crops and Soils Educators. For more information visit  or contact Jerry Clark at or Scott Reuss at .