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2008 Wisconsin Agronomy Update Meetings Planned

Crop production and management meetings will be offered at eight locations.

The Department of Agronomy will offer crop production and management
meetings at eight locations during 2008. Joe Lauer, Dan Undersander and
Shawn Conley will present the latest information on hybrid/variety
performance, an analysis and discussion of last year's growing season, and
updated recommendations for field crop production.

The registration fee is $25 per participant (includes meal and
materials). Please pre-register with the Host Agent. A $5 "walk-in" fee
will be charged to those who have not preregistered. Additional information
packets will be available for $17 each.

Certified Crop Advisor CEU credits have been requested (2.5 hours in Crop
Management). Below is a list of topics, meeting sites, dates and times.
Please join us at meeting in your area.

2007 Wisconsin Hybrid Corn Performance Trials - Grain and Silage (A3653)
2007 Wisconsin Soybean Variety Test Results (A3654)
2007 Perennial Forage Variety Update for Wisconsin (A1525)
Small grain varieties for grain and forage in Wisconsin - 2006 (A3397)
Extension publications
Agronomy Advice articles
Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association updates

Discussion Topics

Corn
. Using the Bt-CR transgene on the farm
. Continuous corn? Or rotate in 2008?
. To spray or not to spray - Will foliar fungicides be routine in the new
corn production economics?

Soybeans
. Spraying fungicides in soybean
. Soybean variety selection in the bio-fuels era

Forages
. Alfalfa seeding year stress on future yields
. RFV v. RFQ changes in the spring
. Selecting grass varieties

Small Grains
. Management strategies that maximize wheat yield.

The meetings will be held at the following locations:

Waunakee
Thursday, Jan. 3
Lunch noon
Meeting 1 p.m.

Platteville
Friday, Jan. 4
Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
Meeting 8 a.m.

Janesville
Friday, Jan. 4
Lunch noon
Meeting 1 p.m.

Sparta
Monday, Jan 7
Lunch noon
Meeting 1 pm

Eau Claire
Tuesday, Jan 8
Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
Meeting 8 a.m.

Wausau
Tuesday, Jan. 8
Lunch noon
Meeting 1 pm

Kimberly
Wednesday, Jan. 9
Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
Meeting 8 a.m.

Fond du Lac
Wednesday, Jan. 9
Lunch noon
Meeting 1 p.m.

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