Detailed information on equipment used and protocols in place for surface and tile water monitoring at Saxon Homestead Farm.
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Annual surface and tile water flow losses from monitored areas from December 2004 through November 2006 at Saxon Homestead Farm to better understand nutrient runoff losses.
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Information on annual precipitation and surface and tile water runoff, including the time periods when runoff occurred.
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Data and information showing annual suspended sediment losses from surface and tile flow. Includes comparison of losses from intensively tilled field and grazed paddocks.
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Annual losses of phosphorus and nitrogen from monitored areas at Saxon Homestead Farm are presented. Also includes information on speciation of phosphorus and nitrogen loss through surface and tile water flow.
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Details on challenges involved with monitoring tile and surface water flow in Northeastern Wisconsin. Includes information useful for better design of studies and use of monitoring equipment.
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Dr. Matt Ruark, UW-Extension soil scientist, highlights cover crop research projects on legumes, grasses, and brassicas and their effect on corn yield and optimum N rate.
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How much of your applied nitrogen makes it into the plant? What is Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) and how would you assess it in your cropping system? Dr. Snyder defines the term and provides a look into how the term has changed over time as genetics, fertilization, and manage...
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How have rates, timing, methods, and genetics changed over time? Are we making progress with technology and management? In addition to answering these questions, Dr. Robert Hoeft, research coordinator for the IL Nutrient Research and Education Council, shares his thoughts on...
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Technologies aimed at predicting in-season nitrogen have hit the market so fast and are like nothing we have ever seen before. Jason Fussy, a crop consultant with Centrol Crop Consulting, wades through the clutter about the different technologies currently available for predi...
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Eric Cooley, UW-Discovery Farms co-director, has been studying the relationship between tile drainage and nitrogen loss on private farms in Wisconsin for many years. He shares results describing the timing and magnitude of nitrogen loss on these farms. He offers his thoughts o...
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There are many new nitrogen inhibitors and slow release products on the market. Dr. Rehm, Discovery Farms Minnesota Coordinator, describes what the current products are designed to do and how they differ from one another. He explains what products have been proven effective an...
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An new generation of vertical tillage implements cause minimal soil inversion and distribute crop residue better than equipment of the past. This study quantifies soil disturbance and crop residue after use of shallow vertical tillage.
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A short article which outlines soil and field conditions that are important to consider as manure is managed in late summer to meet crop nutrient needs the following year.
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In Wisconsin, karst features are present in carbonate bedrock areas. This fact sheet details a pilot mapping program to identify the thicknesses and distribution of soils and unconsolidated materials in Calumet County.
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In response to the need for accurate and practical information, the UW Discovery Farms Program developed a pilot mapping program to identify the thicknesses and distribution of soils and unconsolidated materials in Calumet County. This is the second fact sheet in a short serie...
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Discovery Farms investigated a number of ways to more accurately assess the materials overlying shallow carbonate bedrock areas in Wisconsin. This is the third fact sheet in a short series providing information on the various aspects of this project.
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The Discovery Farms Program has developed a number of initiatives to more accurately assess the materials overlying shallow carbonate bedrock areas in Wisconsin. This is the fourth fact sheet in a short series providing information on the various aspects of this project.
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Highlights mapping bedrock materials available from UW Discovery Farms
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This factsheet outlines the study conducted in cooperation with Calumet County to map depth-to-bedrock and outline procedures for mapping bedrock and identifying vulnerable landscapes in other areas of Wisconsin.
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A summary of methods used to better understand the depth of bedrock in Northeastern Wisconsin. A project conducted by UW Discovery Farms and the UW-Extension Geological and Natural History Survey Steve Mauel, Dennis Frame and Fred Madison
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This joint project was conducted by UW-Extension, UW Discovery Farms and the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS). The project originated as a response to the recommendations issued in the Final Report of the Northeast Wisconsin Karst Task Force. Steve Maue...
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Seismic refraction was used to determine the depths to bedrock in south central Calumet County.
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Discovery Farms programs of Wisconsin and Minnesota have collected water quality information from farms with tillage systems ranging from intensive to no-till. This document compares water quality data from farms with two pass tillage systems to farms with no-till systems.
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