CORN SILAGE WHOLE-PLANT MOISTURE TESTING (DRY DOWN)
Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension – Kewaunee and Door Counties, and Rio Creek Feed Mill, Door County Cooperative, DEKALB/Clark Reimer Seed
2021 CORN SILAGE – DEVELOPING A HARVEST STRATEGY more information …
Determining the Value of Standing Alfalfa in 2021
Written by Kevin Jarek – UW-Madison, Division of Extension, Crops and Soils Agent – Outagamie County
The “fair” value of any given alfalfa stand can vary tremendously. The absence of daily quotes as compared to other agricultural commodities (grains) requires us to rely on the most recent hay market prices available at https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/forage/h-m-r/
Read more of the report here: Determining the Value of Standing Alfalfa in 2021
Hay Market Demand and Price Report – Upper Midwest read on …
VEGETABLE CROP UPDATES
- Vegetable Crop Update – May 23, 2021
- Vegetable Crop Update – May 30, 2021
- Vegetable Crop Update – June 5, 2021
- Vegetable Crop Update – June 13, 2021
- Vegetable Crop Update – June 20, 2021
- Vegetable Crop Update – June 27, 2021
- Vegetable Crop Update – July 4, 2021
- Vegetable Crop Update – July 10, 2021
- Vegetable Crop Update – July 25, 2021
- Vegetable Crop Update – August 8, 2021
- Vegetable Crop Update – August 15, 2021
- Vegetable Crop Update – August 22, 2021
- Vegetable Crop Update – August 29, 2021
- Vegetable Crop Update -September 5, 2021
Accelerated Calf Feeding Program — YouTube Link
FREE fillable rental arrangement forms for your farm. Written, reviewed, and edited by members of the North Central Farm Management Extension Committee (NCFMEC).
PROGRAMS / EVENTS:
The Five Minute Farm Focus series is a collection of videos recorded at local farms in northeast Wisconsin. Dairy farms are a complex network of management decisions that involve multiple people, tools, and practices. The videos focus on one management aspect of a farm that improves the health and well-being of the dairy herd. Each video is approximately five to six minutes long, but they vary in length. The inaugural video features socially stable calving pens at Junion Homestead Farm near Casco. Click the link below to watch the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq1SBKDx_EQ
Heat Stress and the Often-Forgotten Heifers
Heat stress occurs when cows generate and absorb more heat than they can get rid of through respiration, sweating, and from wind or fans blowing air on them. As humans, it can be difficult for us to understand the heat stress thresholds of cattle because we do not weigh 1500 pounds or have a leather hide that we wear around 24/7. Dairy cows are extremely sensitive to heat and begin experiencing heat stress at just 65 to 68°F. Read more.
Watch these recorded webinars to learn the most up-to-date information on topics from dairy and livestock production to farm management resources.
SOYBEANS AND SOIL HEALTH more information
PRIVATE PESTICIDE APPLICATOR CERTIFICATION
Intended for persons requiring certification or re-certification in order to apply restricted-use pesticides. A private applicator is a person applying pesticides to produce an agricultural product (including forestry, nursery or greenhouse) on land owned or rented by the person or the person’s employer. Required for private applicators who apply restricted use pesticides. Examples of private applicators include a farmer applying pesticides to his crops on his owned or rented land or an employee of that farmer doing the same; greenhouse or nursery workers making pesticide applications on the land or in the greenhouses of their employer.
Private and commercial pesticide applicators with certifications that expire January 31, 2020-November 30, 2021, can continue to operate as a certified pesticide applicator until December 31, 2021. If you are not sure when your certification expires, please call or visit this website.
Self Study and Testing for Private Applicator Pesticide Certification
♦ Visit the Extension office in the Government Center, 421 Nebraska Street, Sturgeon Bay, to purchase a manual ($30/person). Self study, then contact the Extension office to schedule a date and time to take the test.
Private applicators may TEST in-person at the Extension Door County office. The in-person testing will qualify for a full FIVE-YEAR CERTIFICATION. Must call ahead to schedule a time!
**Wisconsin requires that any person taking a certification exam must provide positive identification (a driver’s license is most common) and know their social security number. You must bring this identification to the testing. Other acceptable forms of ID are:
- A photo ID
- Birth Certificate plus another form of ID
- Social Security Number
If you have questions, please call the Extension Door County office at 920-746-2260.
Agriculture Works Hard for Door County Read more …
ARTICLES OF INTEREST
- Articles in the Peninsula Pulse… written by Annie Deutsch (former Door County Agricultural Agent)
BUY LOCAL, BUY WISCONSIN
– Wisconsin Department of Ag, Trade & Consumer Protection
Publications — The Learning Store website
RELATED LINKS OF INTEREST
- Farmer to Farmer Website
- UW Center for Dairy Profitability
- Wisconsin Ag Statistics
- Custom Rate Guide
- Integrated Pest & Crop Management Website
- UW Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic
- UW Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic Facebook Page
Farming News from Around Wisconsin
If you have any questions regarding Agriculture, Soils or Crops in Door County, please contact:
UW-Madison Division of Extension Door County
County Government Center
421 Nebraska Street
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone: 920-746-2263 / Fax: 920-746-2531
Office Hours: M-F 8 am to 4:30 pm