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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Register Now for Workshop on Growing Soybeans That Out-Compete Weeds

By Lizabeth Stahl, Extension Educator-Crops, and Seth Naeve, Soybean Extension Specialist

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Photo credit: Lisa Behnken
Weed management has become one of the most significant challenges in crop production as herbicide resistance continues to increase.  Learn about the latest research and information to address these challenges by attending a “Strategic Farming:  Growing Soybeans That Out-Compete Weeds”  workshop this winter.  Registration is now open at https://z.umn.edu/strategic-farming.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Register to Attend These Nutrient Management Conferences in February


Farmers, agronomists and other ag professionals with an interest in nutrient management and water issues are encouraged to attend upcoming conferences showcasing the latest research on fertilizer and manure management, water quality and tile drainage, and more.

Monday, December 18, 2017

2018 Research Updates for Ag Professionals - January 2-4 & 9-11

by Dave Nicolai, Coordinator for the Institute for Ag Professionals

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Soybean plot harvest at Lamberton, MN. Photo: Emily Evans
The 2018 Research Update sessions are scheduled for these locations: Waseca, Rochester and Lamberton (Jan 2, 3 and 4 respectively) and Morris, Willmar, and Crookston (Jan 9, 10 and 11 respectively) from 12:30 pm–4:40 pm for each location. Registration fee is $55 through 12/31/2017, $60 beginning 1/1/2018. 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.

The program will feature research-based strategies to deal with today's changing pests, diseases, varieties, and nutrient and environmental recommendations. Continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisors have been applied for including: 1 in Nutrient Management and 3 in Pest Management, (additional 1 in Crop Management at Crookston).

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Nutrient Management Podcast: Managing Nutrients in Winter


On this episode of the podcast, Dan Kaiser, Jeff Vetsch, Fabian Fernandez and Brad Carlson talk about managing nutrients as we head into winter. We're talking fall urea, tile flow, cover crops and hard freeze, and how all those factors affect nutrient loss.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Managing Nutrients in the Winter Season

Guests Dan Kaiser, Jeff Vetsch, Fabian Fernandez and Brad Carlson cover everything you need to know about nutrient management heading into the winter season. We talk about fall urea, tile flow and N loss, cover crops and how to manage after a hard freeze.

For more the latest on nutrient management, follow us on facebook at facebook.com/UMNNutrientMgmt or Twitter at twitter.com/UMNNutrientMgmt.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

5 Best Practices for Late Fall Fertilizer Management


Daniel Kaiser, Paulo Pagliari and Fabian Fernandez

Late fall can present challenges when it comes to fertilizer application. If you don’t apply fertilizer at the right time in the fall, you risk loss of nutrients via runoff. As soil temperatures move toward freezing, the chance of nutrients getting held in the soil decreases and the risk for nutrient loss goes up. Here are some best practices for late fall fertilizer management to keep in mind.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

2018 January Research Updates for Ag Professionals

By Dave Nicolai, Coordinator for the Institute for Ag Professionals

Each year brings new crop production challenges. Keeping up with these new issues is a top priority for agricultural professionals. At the 2018 University of Minnesota Research Update for Ag Professionals, you will find research-based strategies to deal with today's changing pests, diseases, varieties, and nutrient and environmental recommendations. Presentations and discussions at the update will allow you to visit with experienced university researchers and offer you the opportunity to visit with colleagues to discuss topics of interest to you in your region. The 2018 Research Update Sessions are scheduled for these locations: Waseca, Rochester and Lamberton (Jan 2, 3 and 4 respectively) and Morris, Willmar, and Crookston (Jan 9, 10 and 11 respectively). Registration by site is listed below.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Minnesota Field Crop Trials available

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The 2017 Minnesota Field Crop Trials is now available on the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station website at https://www.maes.umn.edu/publications/field-crop-trials/2017-crop-trials.

Each year, crop scientists conduct performance tests of both public and private varieties of grain, forage, and oilseed crops at several locations throughout the state. This objective information helps producers select varieties and crop brands best suited to their individual situations and locations.
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