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2019 Research Updates for Ag Professionals - January 8-10 & 15-17

by David Nicolai, Institute for Ag Professionals Program Coordinator

The 2019 Research Update sessions are scheduled for these locations: Waseca, Rochester and Lamberton (Jan 8, 9 and 10 respectively) and Morris, Willmar, and Crookston (Jan 15, 16 and 17 respectively) from 12:30 pm–4:40 pm for each location. Registration fee is $55 through 1/4/2019, $60 beginning 1/5/2019 or at the door. Online registration and session abstracts are available on our website at z.umn.edu/research-updates or on-site 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, nutrient and environmental recommendations. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) 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).

Who should attend? 
Agronomists, ag salespeople (seeds, chemicals, fertilizers), crop consultants, crop production specialists, Extension educators, agriculture government agency personnel, farm managers, and anyone else who would benefit from some professional training.

Registration: 
Click on the "register online" links listed below each of the individual location’s information. Each location has its own online registration link. No refunds, but substitutions or location changes are accepted.

Waseca
Tuesday, January 8, 12:30–4:40
Southern Research and Outreach Center
35838 120th Street (map)
PH: 507-835-3620

Sessions
  • Integrated weed management – Now is the time! Dr. Jeff Gunsolus 
  • Updates on emerging challenges with insect management in soybean and corn.               Dr. Robert Koch 
  • A behind-the-scenes look at corn and soybean diseases in Minnesota. Dr. Dean Malvick 
  • Lessons learned in variable rate nitrogen trials. Brad Carlson 
View the session abstracts (136 K PDF).
Register online for the 2019 Waseca session

Rochester
Wednesday, January 9, 12:30–4:40
Rochester's International Event Center
7333 Airport View Dr SW
Ballroom A (map)
PH: (507) 536-6310

Sessions
  • Integrated weed management – Now is the time! Dr. Jeff Gunsolus 
  • Updates on emerging challenges with insect management in soybean and corn.               Dr. Robert Koch 
  • A behind-the-scenes look at corn and soybean diseases in Minnesota. Dr. Dean Malvick 
  • Lessons learned in variable rate nitrogen trials. Brad Carlson
View the session abstracts (136 K PDF).
Register online for the 2019 Rochester session

Lamberton
Thursday, January 10, 12:30–4:40
Southwest Research and Outreach Center
23669 130th Street (map)
PH: 507-752-7372

Sessions
  • Integrated weed management – Now is the time! Dr. Jeff Gunsolus 
  • Updates on emerging challenges with insect management in soybean and corn.               Dr. Robert Koch 
  • A behind-the-scenes look at corn and soybean diseases in Minnesota. Dr. Dean Malvick 
  • Managing sulfur in crop species in western Minnesota. Dr. Dan Kaiser
View the session abstracts (136 K PDF).
Register online for the 2019 Lamberton session

Morris
Tuesday, January 15, 12:30–4:40
West Central Research and Outreach Center
46352 State Highway 329 (map)
PH: 320-589-1711

Sessions
  • Integrated weed management – Now is the time! Dr. Jeff Gunsolus 
  • Updates on emerging challenges with insect management in soybean and corn.               Dr. Robert Koch 
  • A behind-the-scenes look at corn and soybean diseases in Minnesota. Dr. Dean Malvick 
  • Managing sulfur in crop species in western Minnesota. Dr. Dan Kaiser
View the session abstracts (136 K PDF).
Register online for the 2019 Morris session


Willmar
Wednesday, January 16, 12:30–4:40
Best Western Plus
240 23rd St. SE (map)
PH: 320-235-6060

Sessions
  • Integrated weed management – Now is the time! Dr. Jeff Gunsolus 
  • Updates on emerging challenges with insect management in soybean and corn.               Dr. Robert Koch 
  • A behind-the-scenes look at corn and soybean diseases in Minnesota. Dr. Dean Malvick 
  • Managing sulfur in crop species in western Minnesota. Dr. Dan Kaiser
View the session abstracts (136 K PDF).
Register online for the 2019 Willmar session


Crookston
Thursday, January 17, 12:30–4:40
Northwest Research and Outreach Center
2900 University Avenue (map)
PH: 218-281-8602

Sessions
  • Integrated weed management – Now is the time! Dr. Jeff Gunsolus 
  • Sampling to outsmart SCN. Dr. Angie Peltier 
  • Phosphorus management in the age of nutrient stewardship. Dr. Lindsay Pease 
  • Small grains variety update. Dr. Jochum Wiersma 
  • Management of sugarbeet root diseases. Dr. Ashok Chanda 
  • Everything old is new again! Dr. Ian MacRae 
View the session abstracts (198 K PDF).
Register online for the 2019 Crookston session


Questions regarding the program content or any special accommodation requests, can be directed to Dave Nicolai, Program Coordinator, nico0071@umn.edu. Questions regarding registration, contact Larisa at jenri001@umn.edu or 651-480-7732.


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