Managing Nutrients on Wisconsin Soils webinar scheduled for March

Contact: Carrie Laboski, 608-263-2795, laboski@wisc.edu Managing Nutrients on Wisconsin Soils Workshop is being offered in a webinar format this year with a revised/updated curriculum. The 2013 workshop webinars will be March 18, 19 and 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. “This is an intensive nine hour webinar designed for agency and industry personnel who […]

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Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Meetings scheduled for December

Contact: Matt Ruark, (608) 263-2889, mdruark@wisc.edu The University of Wisconsin-Extension will host eight Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Meetings around the state to provide research updates in the field of soil fertility and nutrient management in December. Topics include: – Nitrogen management of small grains and sweet corn – Nutrient management for no-till production – […]

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The pesky element phosphorus

Dick Wolkowski UW-Extension Soil Scientist Department of Soil Science College of Agricultural and Life Sciences rpwolkow@facstaff.wisc.edu (608) 263-3913 Time – 3:08 0:15 – What phosphorus is 0:29 – Why phosphorus is so important 1:53 – How phosphorus acts in the soil 1:14 – Why phosphorus is an issue 2:27 – Home and garden use of […]

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Carrie Laboski receives 2011 Pound Extension Award

Contact: John Shutske, (608) 262-1445, shutske@wisc.edu Madison, Wis. – Carrie Laboski, University of Wisconsin-Madison associate professor and UW-Extension soil scientist, received the 2011 Pound Award for her Extension work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Laboski was recognized for her work that helps producers make wise nutrient management decisions for […]

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The art and science of tile drainage

Contact: Nick Schneider, 920-232-1970, NSchneider@co.winnebago.wi.us The combination of an early harvest, strong grain prices and a wet summer caused many growers to install more drain tile this fall according to Nick Schneider, University of Wisconsin-Extension Winnebago County agriculture agent. While the practice of installing drain tile has come far since installation by hand of hardened […]

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Fuel saving tips for farm machines

Matt Digman UW-Extension machinery systems specialist Department of Biological Systems Engineering UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences digman@wisc.edu (608) 616-0007 3:08 – Total time 0:19 – Fuel use by farm equipment 0:35 – Gear up, throttle down to save fuel 0:56 – Fuels savings with new transmission options 1:28 – Proper weight and ballast […]

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Get your boots muddy at the Soil Doctors Booth at Farm Technology Days!

Contact: Matt Ruark, 608-263-2889, mdruark@wisc.edu Sandy, silty, clay, loamy, peaty, chalky…some more of Snow White’s friends? No, they’re all different types of soil. Not sure what type of soil you have. Stop by the Soils Doctors booth at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days to learn more about your soil. The booth will be staffed by Dr. […]

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