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Corn and soybean weed management tour scheduled for July 6 in Rochester

Ryan Miller, Extension educator – crops and Lisa Behnken, Research specialist – field trials

Weed management has changed dramatically in recent years with herbicide resistant weeds, new herbicide technologies and challenging weather conditions. How do we develop resilient strategies to deal with all of the different challenges? The 2022 Corn and Soybean Weed Management Tour will highlight ongoing research that addresses these challenges and introduces new ideas for crop producers and ag professionals on Wednesday, July 6.

The event will begin in the field with on-site registration at 8:30. The tour starts at 9:00 and will conclude by noon.

The Rochester weed management trials are located just east of the Olmsted County Recycling site on County Rd 9 (Collegeview RD), a short mile north and a bit west of our previous location. If you head to the recycling and composting site, you will see our sign at the entrance, then head east on a gravel field road (GPS coordinates: 44.024138, -92.425515).

Weed management topics

Weed management topics will be presented by U of MN Extension weed scientists, and Extension educators:
  • University Corn and Soybean Weed Management Herbicide Trials
    • We look at industry standard herbicide programs and included a few of our own to demonstrate a couple of concepts
  • Volunteer Corn Control with the Enlist Herbicide System
    • A new Minnesota Soybean sponsored project looking at getting better volunteer corn control in the E3 soybean system
  • New herbicide technologies
    • Tendovo, a new soybean herbicide release from Syngenta, see how it compares to other herbicide programs
    • Trivolt, a new corn herbicide release from Bayer, where and how will this product fit
  • What’s new with cover crops and weed management?
    • Eric Yu, Graduate Research Assistant, will discuss a new project evaluating cover crop seeding rate, termination timing and its potential as a weed management tool in corn and soybeans
  • Meet Nathan Drewitz, a new Crops Extension Educator in Rochester

For more information

Contact: Ryan Miller, or cell (507-213-8106) or Mary Jane Stearns, at Rochester Regional Office for more information.

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