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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Jan. 21 SC Hay Auction Summary

by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties, Crop Systems Focus
marte011@umn.edu; ph 320-968-5077

I am listing links to view my summary information from the Jan 21 2016 Sauk Centre Hay auctions and other hay markets and crop news.

1. Jan 21 2016 Summary - All loads sold, grouped and averaged based on bale and hay or bedding type.

2. History of Selected Lots - averages for recent years, and each sale so far this year, Alfalfa, Grass Hay 5-9% Protein, Straw

3. Graph - Medium Square Groups from RFV 101-200. The Red Line is for the 2015-16 market Oct Through January 17.

4. Ending Hay Stocks Report Dec 1 2015 See notes below for links to related information.

Read further for information about other market news, forage workshops.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Jan. 7, 2016 Sauk Centre HayAuction Summary

by Dan Martens, Extension Educator - Crop Systems, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties, marte011@unn.edu, 320-968-5077

I am listing links to view my summary information from the Jan 7, 2016 Sauk Centre Hay auction and other hay markets and crop news.

1. Jan 7 2016 Summary - All loads sold, grouped and averaged based on bale and hay or bedding type.

2. History of Selected Lots - averages for recent years, AND each sale so far this year .

3. Graph of Medium Square Alfalfa in 25 RFV Groups from RFV 101-200.

4. Feb. 3 Central MN Forage Workshop at Albany (noted below)

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Grain storage reminders

by Stephen Kells, Extension Entomologist

With excess grain stored, low prices, and a so-far relatively short winter, we are setting up for bigger potential storage losses while the grain waits to be marketed. This is a good time to review steps for protecting both your safety and your grain stores.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

New publication on role of neonicotinoid seed treatments in soybean production available

by Bob Koch, Extension Entomologist and Bruce Potter, IPM Specialist

Neonicotinoid seed treatments are used on a large percentage of soybean acres. However, the value of these treatments was questioned in a 2015 EPA report. In response, field crops entomologists from 12 northern states, including Robert Koch and Bruce Potter from the University of Minnesota, collaborated to create a new multipage extension publication, entitled The Effectiveness of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments in Soybean, which explains the role of neonicotinoid seed treatments in northern soybean.
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