Agronomy Day set for Feb. 18

Analyzing the cost of crop inputs is more important than ever with commodity prices at or below production costs. Learn which agronomic inputs have the greatest probability for a profitable return.

The threat of increasing herbicide resistant weeds continues to accelerate both state wide and locally. Receive an up-date on the status of herbicide resistance weed populations from Sheboygan County and Wisconsin.

White Mold and Soybean Cyst Nematode can have a devastating impact on soybean yields. What are the best strategies for managing your crop acres to minimize the risk of these soybean diseases?

The 2015 growing season saw greater than normal corn leaf foliar diseases. When is there an economic return to using fungicides on corn?

What are the markets telling us about corn/soybean supply and demand and prices for 2016?

These are among the topics to be discussed at the 2016 Agronomy Day planned for Thursday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Five Pillars Restaurant, Random Lake.

Presentations and speakers include:

“Prioritizing Soybean Inputs to Maximize Grower Profitability in 2016” will be discussed by Shawn Conley, UW-Extension soybean specialist.

Damon Smith, UW-Extension plant pathologist, shares information on, “Managing White Mold, SCN and Other Soybean Diseases,” and “Corn Foliar Leaf Diseases in 2015.”

“Corn Production Decision for Maximizing Returns” will be discussed by Joe Lauer, UW-Extension corn specialist.

Devin Hammer, UW-Agronomy graduate student, will share research regarding, “Herbicide Resistance Weed Populations in Wisconsin & Sheboygan County”

Naomi Blohm, senior market advisor, Steward Peterson Group Inc., will provide a “Market Outlook for 2016.”

For more information and/or to make reservations, contact the Sheboygan County UW-Extension Office at (920) 459-5904. Registration information is also available on line at

The 2016 Agronomy Day is sponsored by the UW-Extension Offices of Sheboygan, Ozaukee, and Washington Counties, with support of farm supply businesses and crop protectant companies.

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