Event: No-Till Field Day – July 14

The Farmers of the Barron County Watersheds (FBCW) will be hosting a field day on Friday July 14, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM at Rainbow Valley Farm. Rainbow Valley Farm is owned and operated by the Glen Wohlk family. Rainbow Valley Farm is located North of Almena on HWY P.  Fields are just South of the 16th Ave. […]

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There Are Brown Spots on My Leaves!

Listen below for a quick message from Tim Jergenson about what may be causing the brown spots on your tree leaves. Music provided by: Stefan Kartenberg Additional Resources: Anthracnose Fact Sheet Press Release: TREES SHOWING LEAF DISEASES THIS YEAR Diana Alfuth, UWEX Horticulture Educator With the cool, wet spring we’ve had, foliar fungal diseases are […]

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New Fact Sheet: Managing Rained-on Alfalfa for Haylage

When alfalfa is rained on after mowing, forage quality and dry matter are lost. Rain amount and intensity are the significant factors affecting the amount of loss: A light drizzle will have little effect (other than to lengthen drying time and increase respiratory losses of starch and sugar.) A prolonged rain additionally will leach out […]

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Tips for Power Outage and Tornado Response

Below are two documents about being safe during and after a natural disaster.  The first covers what to know about refrigerated food when the power is out and the second discusses steps to take after a tornado. The Power is Off, Is The Food Still Safe? Tornado – Tips for Early Recovery

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Alfalfa Quality Monitoring Update (PEAQ)

Below is the PDF of the current Alfalfa Quality Monitoring Worksheet.  Feel free to download and print the handout.  Continue reading below for directions on interpreting the PEAQ results.   May 26 – Alfalfa Quality Monitoring Report Interpreting Alfalfa PEAQ* Results University of Wisconsin-Extension agronomy specialists and dairy scientists recommend the following four steps when […]

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April Agricultural Newsletter 2017

Look here for some exciting news about Agriculture in Barron County.  There is information about topics such as:  Phone Apps for Crops, Cutting Alfalfa Very Frequently, Information on the Tractor Safety Course to be held in June, Barron County On-Farm Dairy Breakfast and much more. Click on the link below for more details.   April […]

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