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MN CropCast: Corn and soybean variety selection for 2024 with Drs. Jeff Coulter and Dean Malvick

In this week’s MN CropCast, Seth Naeve and David Nicolai welcomed University of Minnesota Extension Specialists Drs. Jeff Coulter and Dean Malvick. Coulter is an Extension corn specialist and Malvick is an Extension plant pathologist for corn and soybeans. These state specialists discussed the selection criteria for growers to consider when choosing their 2024 corn and soybean seeds. While crop yield data from multiple sites in 2024 is extremely important, yield stability over time and environments is essential in the selection process. Drs. Coulter and Malvick also provided advice on 2024 agronomic selection criteria when ordering corn and soybean seed such as corn standability, tolerance to diseases and drought plus other agronomic factors along with soybean disease resistance, iron chlorosis and SCN tolerance. Both specialists emphasized that knowing individual field histories which detail past disease occurrences, crop rotations, fertility, soil types and yields is critical in making final variety selections.

Please join us for another lively Minnesota CropCast.

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What is Minnesota CropCast?

Hosts David Nicolai and Seth Naeve discuss the progress and challenges of Minnesota's agronomic crops in this new podcast. They are joined by a diversity of specialists representing all crops and agronomic disciplines to discuss their research and its impact on future Minnesota crops. Dave Nicolai is a crops Extension educator and Seth Naeve is the Extension soybean agronomist.

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