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Register now for "New pests and pathogens complicate MN corn and soybean production"

By Liz Stahl, Extension educator – crops, and Phyllis Bongard, Content development and communications specialist

Soybean and corn crops continue to be challenged by various diseases and insect pests. Some have long been in MN and we manage them with various levels of success, while others are new and pose new potential risks and challenges. Will soybean gall midge drive changes in Minnesota soybean production? What are the potential impacts and risks of tar spot in corn and frogeye leaf spot in soybean? Learn the latest information about these new pests in Minnesota crop production.

Join us for the fourth session in the NEW Strategic Farming – Optimizing Management for 2020 webinar series, “New pests and pathogens complicate MN corn and soybean production,” with speakers Bruce Potter, Extension IPM specialist and Dean Malvick, Extension plant pathologist. Tune in live Thursday, February 13, 2019, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. To register, visit

How the webinar series works

Once you register for a webinar in the Strategic Farming series, you'll receive a confirmation email.

You'll also receive reminder emails with a link to the webinar prior to the event. There's no need to download any apps or programs to join. Simply click on "Launch from my browser" in the "Join the webinar" window.

You are welcome to register for any and all of the Strategic Farming webinars in the series. There is no fee to join the webinars, but you will need to register individually for each webinar you wish to attend. Visit the Strategic Farming: Optimizing management for 2020 webpage for more information and to register:

The primary target audience for the series is farmers, but all interested agricultural professionals, agency personnel, educators, etc. are welcome to participate as well.

If this time doesn’t work out for you, no problem! The webinars will be recorded and available at a later date. The first in the series, A back to basics approach to nutrient management, is now available on the Strategic Farming webpage and others will be added soon.

Final webinar in the series

February 27, Thursday, 12:00-1:00 p.m. - Hot topics in weed management: Putting the pieces together

With the multitude of crop herbicide resistant trait packages available, chemical weed management has become more complicated, especially as herbicide resistant weeds continue to cause management challenges. A good understanding of weed biology and trait package options along with results from field trials implementing chemical and non-chemical methods will help you get the most out of your weed management investment.

Speakers: Ryan Miller, Extension educator, Lisa Behnken, Extension educator and Tom Peters, Sugarbeet weed specialist

For more information

Visit the Strategic Farming: Optimizing management for 2020 webpage for more information and to register:
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