by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearn-Benton-Morrison Counties
This information is for the Sauk Centre Hay Auctions held November 5 and 19, 2009. The reports are a list of all tested hay lots and bedding materials sold ... grouped by kind of hay, type of bale ... cost per pound of dry matter and per RFV point are calculated. Straw and other bedding material is included. Consider averages carefully when they are based on a limited number of entries.
SC Hay Auction 11 05 09.pdf
SC Hay Auction 11 19 09.pdf
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
By Jodi DeJong-Hughes and Jeff Coulter
With the heavy precipitation across most of Minnesota this fall, harvest has been challenging. Not only are farmers scratching their heads about how they are going to get in the field to harvest, but they are wondering when they will have time to complete the fall tillage. This article will address options for tillage in wet soils.
by Ken Ostlie, Extension entomologist
Problems with lodging in field corn have been reported across Minnesota. Goose-necked or falling stalks from a variety of causes can complicate harvest and lengthen harvesting times. With earlier rainy and snowy weather already delaying harvest, growers can ill afford the surprise of unexpected lodging in their fields. Occasional damage from corn rootworms in triple-stack corn has also occurred. Now is the time to assess how well fields are standing, adjust harvesting priorities and investigate the causes behind unexpectedly lodged corn.