Agriculture

AGRICULTURE

Perennial Weed Management and Burndown

Mark Renz, Associate Professor in the Department of Agronomy at UW-Madison, introduces simple ways to improve the control of weeds using a burndown herbicide treatment. Burndown treatments help to prevent competition between weeds and crops as they are emerge and get established in the spring.

Herbicide-Resistant Weeds, Crop Rotation and Alfalfa

Jared Goplen, Research Assistant in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota, explores options to control weeds that no longer respond to herbicides. Goplen reports on the results of a weed degradation study based on a cycle of planting corn, soybean, wheat and alfalfa in varying combinations over a three year period.

How to Attract Wildlife in Your Woods

Bill Klase, Natural Resources Educator at UW-Extension, identifies four requirements necessary for creating an animal friendly woodland. Klase focuses on space, water, food and shelter and explains how to manage your woods to maximize the potential for attracting wildlife.

Dairy Cattle Dehorning Practices

Zen Miller, the Dairy Livestock Agent for UW-Extension in Outagamie County, and Bethany Marcks, a student at UW-River Falls, discuss the results of their work to inform farmers of the choices for ridding calves of their the horns. This process is known as dehorning or disbudding.

Spread of Herbicide Resistant Weeds in Illinois

Aaron Hager, an Associate Professor in the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois, delves into the reasons that so many weeds are no longer responding to herbicides. Hager focuses on this issue in weeds around the world and in weed that are indigenous to Illinois.

Wisconsin Herbicide Resistance Update

Devin Hammer, a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Agronomy at UW-Madison, explores the progression over the last five years of plants that no longer respond to herbicides. Hammer explains how to identify pigweed and other herbicide resistant species and discusses current research.

Understanding On-Farm Food Safety

Erin Silva, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, UW-Madison, discusses food borne illnesses and introduces good food safety practices for the farmers. Silva offers training and support to growers through UW-Extension programs.

Silvopasture: Moving Beyond Cows in the Woods

Diane Mayerfeld, Outreach Specialist, Sustainable Agriculture, UW- Extension; Vance Haugen, Agriculture Agent/Educator, UW-Extension; Randy Mell, Natural Resources Educator, UW-Extension; Otto Wiegand, Agriculture Agent, UW-Extension; and Mark Rickenbach, Chair, Dept. of Forest & Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison, discuss the integrated management of trees, livestock and forage.

Pest Management in Specialty Crops

Russ Groves, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, UW-Madison, explores the importance of specialty crops in Wisconsin and focuses on learning to control insects and mites. Groves discusses the consequences pest control can have on groundwater and the crop production environment.

Challenges of Cold-Weather Wine Production

Nick Smith, Enologist & Outreach Specialist, UW-College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, explains the challenges of producing wine in a cold-weather climate. Smith explores the differences in color, acidity and flavor when dealing with cold hardy grapes.

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