Sharing the road during fall harvest season

Fall harvest season is underway throughout the state and will continue for the next couple of months. It’s a time of the year when motorists and farmers will be sharing roadways more frequently. Here are some tips to make the roads safer for both motorist and farmers.

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Corn: Deciding when to harvest corn in 2014

Recent reports from around the state indicate that the corn will have higher moisture contents at harvest than typical years. Delaying harvest to allow for field drying can be used to reduce drying costs but field losses will start increasing the longer the corn is allowed to stand.

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It’s fall harvest season, use caution when driving on rural roads

Contact: Cheryl Skjolaas, (608) 265-0568, skjolaas@wisc.edu If you’re heading out to the rural areas to pick pumpkins and apples or check out the fall colors, you’re likely to encounter slow moving farm equipment on the road as fall harvest season is underway throughout the state. That means it’s time for all drivers to be especially […]

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Spring concerns for stored grain and silage

Contact: Bill Halfman, 608-269-8722, Bill.Halfman@co.monroe.wi.us (Note: the following news release was prepared by Bill Halfman, UW-Extension agriculture agent, adapted from Charles Hurburgh, Iowa State University Biosystems Engineering) Once we get into March, we begin to experience warmer weather and with that comes concerns related to the 2009 corn that came in from the fields with […]

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Stored Grain at Higher Risk This Year

Contact: Brian Holmes, 608-262-0096, bjholmes@wisc.edu                  Cheryl Skjolaas, 608-262-0568, skjolaas@wisc.edu Unusual growing and harvest conditions in 2009 have increased the risk of stored grain going out of condition this winter and spring. University of Wisconsin-Extension specialists Brian Holmes and Cheryl Skjolaas explain how this crop is different from past crops, what you can do to […]

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How to manage poor quality corn feeding cattle

Randy Shaver, extension dairy nutritionist, department of dairy science UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (608) 263-3491 (608) 263-3308 rdshaver@facstaff.wisc.edu Amy Radunz, extension beef specialist, department of animal science UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (608) 890-3448 aradunz@wisc.edu 8:28 minutes 0:25 Situation that developed in corn (Shaver) 1:29 How beef producers should adapt […]

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Watch out for slow moving farm equipment on rural roads

Contact: Cheryl Skjolass, 608-265-0568, skjolaas@wisc.edu Motorists driving on rural roads are likely to encounter slow moving farm vehicles through most of November and December because the harvest season has been delayed due to a wet spring and cooler temperatures. In order to get the harvest completed farmers may be operating more during low-light conditions or […]

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Nov. 6 Webinar to Discuss Urgent Harvest, Storage, and Feed Management Issues for the 2009 Crop

Contact: Michael Ballweg, (920) 459-5910, michael.ballweg@ces.uwex.edu In response to the weather that is threatening the fall harvest, University of Wisconsin-Extension specialists and county agriculture agents from the Grains Team are hosting a special webinar on Friday, Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. The webinar, titled “Harvest, Storage, and Feed Management Considerations for the […]

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