The Early Bird registration deadline for the Wisconsin Dairy and Beef Well-Being conference is April 16, 2015. For registration and speaker information, visit the UWEX Wisconsin Dairy and Beef Well-Being conference website.
Researchers from the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative report on the first confirmed case of a weed, Indian goosegrass (Eleusine indica), resistant to three non-selective herbicides, glufosinate, glyphosate, and paraquat along with several ACCase inhibitor herbicides (Jalaludin et al., 2014). The goosegrass population was initially reported in Malaysia by a vegetable farmer and a planter from an oil palm nursery (Jalaludin et al. 2010).
In the United States, E. indica occurs in forty five of the fifty states. In Wisconsin, populations have been identified in the following counties: Columbia, Dane, Grant, Lafayette, Rock, Kenosha, and Milwaukee. The first documented case of herbicide resistant E. indica was from North Carolina in 1973 and the latest confirmation was in 2011 (Heap, 2015).
The amount of glufosinate to kill half of the tested resistant plants was equivalent to applying 40 fl oz per acre (e.g. Liberty 280 SL). The maximum rate for the season in corn is 36 fl oz per acre. The next generation of plants from the resistant population required 657 fl oz per acre of glyphosate (i.e. Roundup Powermax) to kill half of the tested population. These plants also were twice as resistant to paraquat compared to the susceptible plants. Half of the resistant population survived applications of the ACCase inhibitors- haloxyfop-P-methyl (e.g. Verdict) and fluazifop-P-butyl (e.g. Fusilade).
- Heap, I. 2015 The International Survey of Herbicide Resistant Weeds. Online. Available at www.weedscience.org
- Jalaludin, A.; Ngim, J.; Baki, BB.; Zazali, A. 2010 “Preliminary findings of potentially resistant goosegrass (Eleusine indica) to glufosinate-ammonium in Malaysia.” Weed Biology and Management 10: 256-260.
- Jalaludin, A.; Yu, Q.; Powles, S.B. 2014 “Multiple resistance across glufosinate, glyphosate, paraquat, and ACCase-inhibiting herbicides in an Eleusine indica population” Weed Research 55: 82-89.
University of Wisconsin-Extension is asking for your input about farm transition and succession planning. For more information, see the press release below. To access the survey, go here.
For immediate release: March 20, 2014 Contact: Amy Greil
UW-EXTENSION FARM TRANSITION AND SUCCESSION
Farm succession has, by many local and statewide experts, been identified as one the most
urgent issue affecting farmers in Wisconsin. Nearly 6,000 Wisconsin dairy farm operators
(or two of every three) do not have a successor identified, leaving families, communities and
local economies in a state of financial insecurity.
This UW-Extension Farm Transition and Succession Planning Survey has been created
to determine needs regarding farm transition and succession planning for among farm
businesses in the state. Those with knowledge of the day-to-day operations and those who
own farmland are encouraged to participate in the survey. Any type of farm business can
participate in the survey if they are defined as a farm according to IRS definitions ($1,000
gross sales). Not all questions may apply to the situations of individual farms and no
question is required to be completed.
This UW-Extension Farm Transition and Succession Planning Survey was developed in
collaboration with Kenosha, Walworth and Racine Counties Cooperative Extension offices
with financial support from the UW-Extension Farm Team and Center for Dairy Profitability.
Questions about this project can be directed to Peg Reedy (firstname.lastname@example.org) 262-
741-4961 or Amy Greil (email@example.com) 262-857-1935.
The online survey can be accessed at: http://goo.gl/oa0CFG A paper copy can be requested
from UW-Extension Center for Dairy Profitability by calling 608.263.7795 or by e-mail at
University of Extension Rusk and Taylor counties will be hosting Annie’s Project Financial Management workshops on February 25 and March 4. For more information, read Sandy Stuttgen’s news release below.
Contact: Sandy Stuttgen, 715-748-3327, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Annie’s Project Financial Management Workshop scheduled for February and March
Medford, Wis. – University of Wisconsin-Extension Rusk and Taylor Counties are hosting a two day Annie’s Project on Farm Financial Management. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 25 and Wednesday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jump River Community Center in Jump River, Wisconsin.
This workshop series is for farm women who are interested in learning or improving their farm financial management, which is part of the fabric of farm life. The series will be inter-active between speakers and participants with in-class exercises.
- Introduction to Financial Management
- Records and Recordkeeping Systems
- Filing Important Family Papers
- Management Reports including the Balance Sheet and Income Statement
- Analysis and Interpretation of Financial Statements
- Benchmarking of Financial Position and Performance
- Decision Making Tools including Budgets
The cost of the program is $40 which includes materials and lunch both days. Brochures and registration information are available by contacting UW-Extension Taylor County office at 715-748-3327 or http://taylor.uwex.edu/ .
Annie’s project is an opportunity for farm women to learn about farm management skills by providing resources and information to improve farming operations. Class sizes are small which allows for opportunities to network with other farm women in similar situations.
Wisconsin Public Radio interviewed Vince Davis about the recent confirmations of herbicide-resistant weeds in Wisconsin. To read or listen to the interview, please visit the WPR website.
University of Wisconsin-Extension is hosting clinics to understand feeding economics, current prices, and animal health concerns for Wisconsin Cattle Feeders. For more information, please visit the Wisconsin Beef Information center website.
Here is another resource brought to you by University of Wisconsin Extension! Free, online certified crop advisor training videos are available now. In addition to CCA training, they are great for adding to your general knowledge about integrated pest management, soil science, and field and forage crops.
Vince Davis has created a series of weed science videos that can be accessed directly from the videos page.