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Reminder: Register now for Research Updates

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Join us for the 2022 Research Updates for Ag Professionals when University of Minnesota faculty members will share their latest, research-based strategies to deal with today's crop production challenges.

 This year, the Research Updates will be held in person during the first two weeks of January at the following locations:
The program starts each day at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 4:40 p.m. You will be able to earn CEU's for every topic presented that day to maintain your Certified Crop Advisor accreditation. In all locations except Crookston, CCAs can earn up to 3 pest management and 1 nutrient management CEU. In Crookston, two pest management, 1.5 nutrient management and 1 crop management CEUs are being offered.

Topics and speakers

Waseca, Rochester, Lamberton, Willmar and Morris

  • Continuing and new challenges in soybean insect management
    Bob Koch, Extension soybean entomologist
  • Status and risks for tar spot of corn & updates on management of soybean SDS, white mold and frogeye leaf spot
    Dean Malvick, Extension plant pathologist
  • Corn nitrogen rate guidelines for Minnesota: how and why are they regularly updated?
    Dan Kaiser or Fabián Fernández, Extension nutrient management specialists
  • Reflections on crop insect management: Ghosts of past, present and future issues
    Ken Ostlie, Extension corn entomologist
  • Corn and soybean weed management research update
    Debalin Sarangi, Extension weed scientist


  • What's new with fertilizer guidelines for northwestern Minnesota?
    Dan Kaiser, Extension nutrient management specialist
  • Nitrogen and phosphorus cycling in a wet year (2020) vs. a dry year (2021)
    Lindsay Pease, Extension nutrient and water management specialist
  • Small grains update
    Jochum Wiersma, Extension small grains specialist
  • Insects and drought: A dry topic . . . . .
    Ian MacRae, Extension entomologist
  • Piecing together the weed management puzzle
    Tom Peters, Extension weed scientist, and Dave Nicolai, Extension educator - crops


You're encouraged to register online, as registration is now open. The fee is $55 for online registration and $60 at the door. Check or credit card payments will be accepted at the door.

Register online

Questions? Contact Larisa ( or Jochum (

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