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Minnesota: Assistance with European Corn Borer Survey Requested

Minnesota: Assistance with European Corn Borer Survey Requested

👤By Bruce Potter, Ken Ostlie, and Bill Hutchison, University of Minnesota 🕔Jun 28, 2017

Entomologists at the University of Minnesota continue to document and understand changes in European corn borer (ECB) populations in our state. Each fall, a number of corn fields are surveyed for the presence of corn borer damage and overwintering corn

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New HRS Wheat Variety Available from University of Minnesota

New HRS Wheat Variety Available from University of Minnesota

👤By Phyllis Bongard, University of Minnesota 🕔Jun 28, 2017

The University of Minnesota has released a new hard red spring wheat variety called ‘Lang-MN’ and dates for touring demonstration plots are now available. Released in January 2017, Lang-MN is a well-balanced, high yielding spring wheat variety well suited for

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Minnesota Soybeans: How Valuable Are Preemergence Herbicides? – Video

Minnesota Soybeans: How Valuable Are Preemergence Herbicides? – Video Updated

👤By Ryan Miller and Lisa Behnken, University of Minnesota 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Earlier this spring we shared a couple videos on the lessons we have learned from corn herbicide research at Rochester, MN. Now we would like to share what we have learned about the value of preemergence herbicides in soybean.

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Minnesota: Suspect Pesticide Drift? What to Do, How to Prevent It

Minnesota: Suspect Pesticide Drift? What to Do, How to Prevent It Updated

👤By Dave Nicolai and Liz Stahl, University of Minnesota 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Unfortunately, pesticide applications can sometimes drift onto neighboring crops and vegetation. Damage can range in severity from brief cosmetic symptoms to the inability to market a crop, severe yield losses and/or plant death. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has developed

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Minnesota Corn: Supplemental N Worksheet Aids In-Season Management Decisions

Minnesota Corn: Supplemental N Worksheet Aids In-Season Management Decisions

👤By Greg Klinger, Fabian Fernandez, and Dan Kaiser , University of Minnesota 🕔Jun 22, 2017

Wondering whether you should apply supplemental nitrogen to your corn fields this year? Find your answer with University of Minnesota Extension’s Supplemental Nitrogen Worksheet for Corn. Meant to be used in early to mid-June, this useful tool asks 3 simple

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Minnesota: 4 Small Grain Field Days, June 26, 27

Minnesota: 4 Small Grain Field Days, June 26, 27

👤By Jared Goplen, University of Minnesota 🕔Jun 22, 2017

The University of Minnesota Extension is holding four small grain field days in southern Minnesota June 26 – 27. Each field day will take place at on-farm locations to discuss all aspects of small grain production, including variety performance, plant

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Minnesota Corn: 4 Tips for Accurate Pre-Sidedress Nitrate Tests

Minnesota Corn: 4 Tips for Accurate Pre-Sidedress Nitrate Tests

👤By Fabian Fernandez and Daniel Kaiser, University of Minnesota 🕔Jun 16, 2017

The pre-sidedress nitrate test (PSNT) is a tool for making decisions on supplemental nitrogen application. Taken during June prior to side-dress N application around the V6 stage of corn growth, the PSNT offers a way to assess insufficient N in

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Minnesota Corn, Soybeans: Hail Damage – Evaluation and Replant Options

Minnesota Corn, Soybeans: Hail Damage – Evaluation and Replant Options

👤By Jeff Coulter, Seth Naeve, and Dave Nicolai, University of Minnesota 🕔Jun 14, 2017

Recent storms left a large area of western and central Minnesota affected by severe hail damage. Especially hard hit were Kandiyohi, Swift, Chippewa, and McLeod Counties, where much of the corn was at the V5 stage (5 collared leaves) when

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Minnesota Corn: Lessons Learned from Preemergence Herbicide Research – Video

Minnesota Corn: Lessons Learned from Preemergence Herbicide Research – Video

👤By Ryan Miller and Lisa Behnken, University of Minnesota 🕔Jun 9, 2017

We have seen differences in the time it takes for different preemergence herbicides to activate, and differences in “reach-back” with different herbicide products. We have also seen the benefit of preemergence herbicides in taking some of the pressure off of

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Minnesota Corn: 6 Considerations for Assessing Preplant N Loss

Minnesota Corn: 6 Considerations for Assessing Preplant N Loss

👤By Gregory Klinger, Fabian Fernandez, and Daniel Kaiser, University of Minnesota 🕔Jun 9, 2017

Much of the state has seen periods of very wet weather this spring, especially in southeastern and central Minnesota. Given the heavy precipitation, what – if anything – has happened to spring pre-plant nitrogen? How much N is still available

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