Agriculture

AGRICULTURE

Managing Pain in Youngstock

Sandy Stuttgen, Agriculture Educator at Taylor County UW-Extension, and Sarah Mills-Lloyd, Agriculture Agent at Oconto County UW-Extension, discuss the use of antibiotics on farms, and the dehorning and tail docking of cattle.

Growing and Marketing New Varieties of Apples

Tom Ferguson, CEO of Ferguson's Orchards, LLC, focuses on a new variety of apple created from a Honeycrisp apple seed named the Pazzaz™ . Ferguson discusses harvesting, storing and marketing the apples.

Corn Rootworm Resistance Management

Bryan Jensen, Entomologist in Integrated Pest and Crop Management at UW-Extension, discusses how to control corn rootworm using the integrated pest management which includes beetle scouting and root evaluation.

2015 Wisconsin Plant Insect Update

Krista Hamilton, Entomologist at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, shares the results of the 2015 Plant Insect Survey which focuses on pests, such as the European corn borer, corn rootworm beetles and brown marmorated stink bugs, and their prevalence in Wisconsin crops.

European Corn Borer 101

Bryan Jensen, Entomologist in Integrated Pest and Crop Management at UW-Extension, provides an introduction to the European corn borer. Jensen covers identifying the insect, its life cycle and how to manage it.

How to Avoid Mistakes in a Tall Spindle Orchard

Mario Miranda Sazo, Extension Associate at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Lake Ontario Fruit Program, explains the tall spindle system for planting apple trees. Sazo discusses how to set up the supports for the young trees and the correct way to prune.

Building Sustainable Demand for Beef

John Freitag, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Beef Council, explores a more customer-oriented beef industry and discusses the results of the Consumer Beef Index. Consumers are looking for beef that is great tasting, safe to eat and always tender.

Working Smarter Not Harder in an Apple Orchard

Mario Miranda Sazo, Extension Associate at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Lake Ontario Fruit Program, offers strategies for apple growers which could help maximize their crop output. Sazo suggests staying organized, prioritizing your tasks and creating a vision for the future of your orchard.

Wisconsin Local Food Consumer Survey Results

Laura Witzling Research Assistant in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at UW-Madison, and Bret Shaw, Associate Professor in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at UW-Madison, discuss the results of a survey focusing on the willingness to purchase local foods even if consumers would need to pay a premium for those foods.

Achieving Excellence in Dairy Farming

Gordie Jones, Managing Partner at Central Sands Dairy LLC, focuses on ways to restructure the farm to maximize milk production in dairy cows. Jones discusses the ideal temperatures for cattle and the type of stall that will help the cows produce the most milk.

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