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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sauk Centre Hay Auction November 5 and 19, 2009

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


Monday, November 16, 2009

Tillage Considerations for Wet Soil Following a Late Harvest

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.

Lodging in Corn: Diagnosis, Harvesting Tips and Unexpected Damage in Triple-Stack Corn

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.
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