2018 Organic Vegetable Production Conference

February 2nd and 3rd Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI The inaugural 2017 conference brought together 200 participants from around the Midwest and beyond.  This year’s conference will feature farmer panels on cauliflower, cucumbers, tomatoes, strawberries, and niche hoop-house crops.  There will also be time for farmer to farmer round tables on labor recruitment and management, […]

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Soil, Water & Nutrient Management Meeting

ABOUT THE MEETINGS The Department of Soil Science, in conjunction with University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension, will conduct a Soil, Water & Nutrient Management Meeting, December 4, 2015.  The session will begin at 10a.m – and end at 3PM, (12:00 – 1:00 pm for lunch).  The meeting will take place  in Marshfield, at the Marshfield Ag […]

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Nitrate Testing

Concerned about nitrates in your water.  Unlike public water supplies, private household water systems are not required by law to sample for nitrate on a routine basis. If nitrate contamination is known to the area, or a sample indicates nitrate or nitrite levels approaching the drinking water standards, a minimum of annual sampling is recommended. […]

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Agronomic Links of Interest

Where to Find Everything You Need to Know About Everything Agronomic By Don Genrich As I write this it’s raining out, no one is doing any fieldwork, so it’s time to check out web sites to get the latest agronomic information.  Keeping current with agronomic information is easier than ever.  It’s all online, on the […]

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Soil Testing

Testing soil about once every three years is usually adequate. Sampling in early spring or late fall assures that you will have     recommendations before buying lime and fertilizer. Avoid sampling soon after fertilizer application as contamination of the soil sample with fertilizer particles will result in erroneous soil test results.If interested in testing […]

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Water Testing

The most commonly used water test is the Homeowner Package.  If you are unsure of which tests to perform, this package includes the two most important tests to perform regularly on a well, (bacteria and nitrate).  Water test bottles can be picked up here at the Adams UW Extension for a fee of $3.00.  Paperwork […]

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