Field Crops

Area Extension Crops & Soils Educator

Meet Josh Kamps, Extension Crops & Soils Educator for Grant, Green, Iowa, & Lafayette Counties. Josh joined Extension in 2018. His educational programming focuses on field crop decision-making that promotes soil health and limits pest resistance.  Specific areas of interest for demonstration and field research include cover cropping, forage crop rotation, manure processing technology, and weather resiliency practices. “For me the diversity within agriculture in Southwest WI is the most interesting part of Extension outreach service. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work within my specialized area of Crops and Soils while serving a diverse four county agricultural region,” says Josh.

If you have any crop/soil-related questions, don’t hesitate to contact Josh at or 608-776-4820.

Crop Insurance and Other Grain Economics Topics

UW Grains Agriculture Economist Paul Mitchell has a number of fact sheets on various topics relating to crop insurance and field crops economics on his website. Check it out!  Click here

Wisconsin Corn Hybrid Performance Trials – Grain and Silage

The University of Wisconsin Extension-Madison and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences conduct a corn evaluation program, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association. The purpose of this program is to provide unbiased performance comparisons of hybrid seed corn available in Wisconsin. These trials evaluate corn hybrids for both grain and silage production performance. For more information on the outcome of the most recent trials, please visit the UW Corn Agronomy website.

Wisconsin Small Grains Performance Trials for Grain & Forage

Check out the latest small grains performance trials from the UW Extension Soybeans and Small Grains Research program: University of Wisconsin Variety Trials.

Pricing Standing Forage and Corn Silage–Use These Spreadsheet Tools!

Questions come up every year about how to price forages in the field. Check out these two new tools to help you make decisions on buying or selling standing forages and corn silage:

Updates for the Current Crop Production Season:

The latest UW Extension observations and recommendations on various crop production and pest management topics is available weekly during the season in the Wisconsin Crop Manager.

DATCP’s Wisconsin Pest Bulletin is your source for the latest information on growing season pest issues in Wisconsin crops.


Soybeans and Small Grains