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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Willmar Research Update rescheduled for January 24

Due to weather, the Research Update postponed on January 10 in Willmar has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 24. The event will be held at the Willmar Conference Center (2100 E. Highway 12)  from 12:30 to 4:40 p.m.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January 10 Research Update in Willmar postponed

The Research Update scheduled for today, January 10, in Willmar has been postponed due to weather. The rescheduled event will be announced on Crop News and also on the IAP Research Update website and on the UM Extension Crops Event calendar.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

U of M Extension launches new soil management and health website

by Phyllis Bongard

Balancing the economic and environmental benefits of soil management strategies can be a challenge. U of MN Extension Crops team has launched a website that offers research-based resources to help producers improve soil and crop productivity, while minimizing environmental risks. The website, Soil management and health, features articles and videos in three primary sections:

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

2017 Research Updates for Ag Professionals - January 4-12

by Dave Nicolai, Extension educator

There are five remaining locations scheduled for the 2017 Research Updates: Kasson, Lamberton (January 4 and 5 respectively) and Willmar, Morris and Crookston (January 10, 11 and 12 respectively) from 12:30 pm–4:40 pm. Registration fee is $60. Online registration and session abstracts can be found on our website at z.umn.edu/iapru or onsite registration begins at 11:30 a.m. at each location.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Two Conferences Dedicated to Soil Fertility for Crop Production and Environmental Stewardship

Registration is open for two important conferences dedicated to soil fertility for crop production and environmental stewardship. These events were co-organized by the University of Minnesota Extension and the Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center (MAWRC) with a common planning committee to bring the latest advancements in nutrient management presented by University of Minnesota and other university researchers, fertilizer industry experts, and state agency personnel. 

Friday, December 30, 2016

Are you Resistance Ready? Be prepared by attending U of MN Extension workshop

By Liz Stahl, Extension Educator - Crops

Weed management has changed dramatically in recent years. Farmers are faced with a growing number of challenges including weeds resistant to an expanding list of chemistries. Herbicide resistance issues don’t just go away, and an increasing number of weed populations in MN are resistant to multiple herbicide chemistries or site of action (SOA) groups.
Waterhemp-infested field.  Photo Credit:  Liz Stahl, UMN Extension

How can we combat weed resistance issues, and what can we do to help preserve the tools we have including those coming onto the market?

Plan to attend a U of MN Extension “Strategic Farming – Are You Resistance Ready” workshop to learn more about herbicide resistance and what you can do to help manage weeds and prevent resistance issues from expanding. We will also discuss the new herbicide-resistant crop technologies, while learning about the latest research and information on the importance of weed biology and cultural tools to help develop effective weed management programs for today and the long-run.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Dec. 15 Sauk Centre Hay Auction

by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties, 320-968-5077 or 1-800-964-4929, marte011@umn.edu.

See links note to my summaries from Dec 15, 2016 Sauk Centre Hay Auction

1. Dec. 15, 2016 Summary - All tested loads sold, groups based on hay and bale type and quality

2. History of Selected Lots

3. Graph of Selected Alfalfa hay groups.

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