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Plan to attend a Small Grains Update this winter

Jared Goplen, Extension educator - crops

University of Minnesota Extension is offering Small Grains Updates at 11 locations across Minnesota in January and February to address small grain production.

Small grains add many advantages to crop rotations. Small grains help manage busy spring and fall workloads, and help manage row crop pests like herbicide resistant weeds, soybean cyst nematodes, and other insect and disease pests becoming more problematic across Minnesota.

This program is designed to help farmers make small grains profitable on their farm and in their rotation. It will provide the tools needed to make small grains a successful crop in their operation with topics including the following:
  • Cutting-edge research on production agronomics 
  • Variety selection 
  • Disease identification 
  • Fungicide use
  • Soil fertility
  • Quality and economics 
Time will be set aside for an open forum to discuss related topics and on-farm experiences.

Dates and locations

Visit the Small grains update website for details and registration information or select one of the following locations. Meetings combined with Private Pesticide Applicator Training (PPAT) are noted below:
  • Monday, January 20 - Morris. This is a combined PPAT and Small grains program.
  • Wednesday, January 22 - Ada. This is a combined PPAT and Small grains program.
  • Thursday, January 23 - Warren. This is a combined PPAT and Small grains program.
  • Friday, January 24 - Roseau. This is a combined PPAT and Small grains program.
  • Monday, February 17 - Rochester. PPAT will precede the small grains program.
  • Tuesday, February 18 - Le Center.
  • Wednesday, February 19 - Cold Spring.
  • Wednesday, February 19 - Mora.
  • Thursday, February 20 - Granite Falls
  • Thursday, February 20 - Slayton. The Murray County Crops program will precede the small grains program.
  • Friday, February 21 - Benson.
There is no cost to attend this program. Please register at least 5 days prior to the event to help with meal and program planning. Lunch is included at all sites except Mora.
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