Crops and Soils – plus research, articles & publications

The Extension Crops and Soils Program provides timely resources and information to help Wisconsin crop producers and their agricultural consultants manage crops efficiently and profitably.
Rows of Corn

You can find information on:

  • Crop Production and cropping systems for corn, soybeans, forages, nutrient management, soil science, commercial vegetable, and cover crops.
  • Pest Management: Information on the management of weeds, insects, and disease in Wisconsin cropping systems.
  • Ask Extension: Your opportunity to talk directly with Extension specialists and staff

Discovery Farms, a program of UW-Madison Division of Extension, is a farmer-led research and outreach program focused on the relationship between agriculture and water quality. The program is unique in that it conducts research on privately-owned farms throughout Wisconsin. Discovery Farms works with the U.S. Geological Survey to gather credible and unbiased water quality information from monitored sites.

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Discovery Farms develops on-farm and related research to determine the economic and environmental effects of agricultural practices on a diverse group of Wisconsin farms; and educates and improves communications among the agricultural community, consumers, researchers, and policymakers to better identify and implement effective environmental management practices that are compatible with profitable agriculture.


2024 Pesticide Private Applicator Training and Testing


Soil Testing

The links below give you the cost, standard analysis test, optional analysis tests and cost, sampling guidelines, submission sheet, and sample soil test report.  You may pick up a soil test packet which includes the bags at the Juneau County Extension office at the address below and return the filled bags to the Extension office for submitting to the UW Soil and Forage Lab in Madison.  Test results will be mailed or emailed directly to you.  Postage cost is $10.40 for a USPS small flat rate box which holds up to 2 bags. Link to UW Soil and Forage Lab.
Soil Sample process-Field, Vegetable and Fruit Crops
Soil Sample process-Lawn & Garden
Soil Sample process-Wildlife Food Plots


Research, articles and publications


    For more information please contact:
    Extension Juneau County
    220 E. State Street, Room 104, Mauston, WI 53948
    Phone: (608) 847-9329