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2021 Research Updates for Ag Professionals - January 5, 7 & 12

by Dave Nicolai, Institute for Ag Professionals program coordinator

The 2021 Research Update sessions are scheduled virtually for three sessions: Waseca, Rochester and Lamberton locations programming emphasis (Jan 5th), Crookston location programming emphasis (Jan 7th) & Willmar and Morris locations programming emphasis (Jan 12th) from 9:00 am–3:30 pm for each of the three sessions.

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, 2 in Pest Management, 2 in Crop Management (January 5th and 12th sessions). The Crookston (January 7th session) 1 in Crop Management, 1 in Nutrient Management and 3 in Pest Management.

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

Registration fee is $55 per day. Registration closes at noon the day prior to the event and you must register online for this event.

You may register directly with the following link: Register for a Research Update session.

Locations and agendas

Waseca, Rochester & Lamberton virtual locations programming emphasis

Tuesday, January 5, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Sessions

  • Corn and soybean weed management summary across University of Minnesota Weed trials in 2020 - Tom Hoverstad & Dr. Debalin Sarangi 
  • Corn Rootworm Management Decisions: Vision, Science and Reality – Dr. Ken Ostlie 
  • Corn and soybean diseases: Looking forward and looking back - Dr. Dean Malvick 
  • Taking another look at the management of major macronutrients for corn - Dr. Daniel Kaiser 
  • Integrating 4R nutrient management and intensive agronomics to advance corn production – Dr. Jeff Coulter 
  • Planning for Planting: Soybean – Dr. Seth Naeve 
  • Best management practices for nitrogen fertilizer use – Dr. Fabian Fernandez 
  • Advancing remote sensing for soybean aphid – Dr. Bob Koch 

Willmar and Morris virtual locations programming emphasis

Tuesday, January 12th, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Sessions

  • Corn and soybean weed management summary across University of Minnesota Weed trials in 2020 - Tom Hoverstad & Dr. Debalin Sarangi 
  • Corn Rootworm Management Decisions: Vision, Science and Reality – Dr. Ken Ostlie 
  • Corn and soybean diseases: Looking forward and looking back - Dr. Dean Malvick 
  • Taking another look at the management of major macronutrients for corn - Dr. Daniel Kaiser 
  • Integrating 4R nutrient management and intensive agronomics to advance corn production – Dr. Jeff Coulter 
  • Planning for Planting: Soybean – Dr. Seth Naeve 
  • Best management practices for nitrogen fertilizer use – Dr. Fabian Fernandez 
  • Advancing remote sensing for soybean aphid – Dr. Bob Koch 

Crookston virtual location programming emphasis

Thursday, January 7th, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Sessions

  • Weed management in small grains - Dr. Bev Durgan 
  • Corn disease management & Soybean cyst nematode update  - Dr. Angie Peltier and Dr. Dean Malvick
  • How did our new tile drainage system perform in 2020?- Dr. Lindsay Pease 
  • Small grains variety update - Dr. Jochum Wiersma 
  • Small grains disease and pest update - Dr. Jochum Wiersma 
  • Sugarbeet weed management update - Dr. Tom Peters 
  • Advancing remote sensing for soybean aphid – Dr. Bob Koch 
  • Taking another look at the management of major macronutrients for corn – Dr. Dan Kaiser 

For more information

Session abstracts are available on our website at z.umn.edu/research-updates.

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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