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Minnesota: Spring Wheat – A Quick Guide to Profitable Sulfur Fertilization

Minnesota: Spring Wheat – A Quick Guide to Profitable Sulfur Fertilization

👤By Daniel Kaiser, University of Minnesota Extension Soil Fertility Specialist 🕔Aug 17, 2017

The major cause of sulfur deficiencies in crops is a lack of mineralized S in the soil. Research and recommendations in Minnesota have shown well-documented yield increases for corn with the application of sulfur, but what about wheat? Recent research

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Dicamba’s Potential for Degradation is Likely Cause for Volatility

Dicamba’s Potential for Degradation is Likely Cause for Volatility

👤By Jeff Gunsolus, University of Minnesota Extension Weed Scientist 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Earlier Crop News articles focused on dicamba’s potential routes of injury, injury symptomology, soybean sensitivity and yield loss potential. In this article, I would like to explore in greater detail the factors that could contribute to dicamba volatility’s role as

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Minnesota: Strip-Till Expo, Fergus Falls, Sept. 6

Minnesota: Strip-Till Expo, Fergus Falls, Sept. 6

👤By Jodi DeJong-Hughes, University of Minnesota Extension Educator 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Plan to attend this year’s Strip-Till Expo on Wednesday, September 6th at the University of Minnesota – North Dakota State University Tillage Research Trials, west of Fergus Falls, MN. A hallmark of the day will be the side-by-side field demonstrations

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Minnesota: Target Weeds After Small Grain Harvest

Minnesota: Target Weeds After Small Grain Harvest

👤By Jared Goplen, Tom Peters, and Dave Nicolai, University of Minnesota Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 15, 2017

One of the many benefits of including small grains in crop rotations is improved broadleaf weed control and breaking up weed lifecycles. Although freshly harvested small grain fields have a clean look, they often have weeds hiding in the stubble.

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Minnesota: Wheat Stem Sawfly Causing Problems in Polk County

Minnesota: Wheat Stem Sawfly Causing Problems in Polk County

🕔Aug 15, 2017

As wheat harvest moves northward, we are detecting infestations of Wheat Stem Sawfly in fields in Polk County. Recent storms and strong winds have helped bring these problems to front and center. Farmers have noticed lodged stems, particularly on field

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Minnesota Soybeans: When Good Butterflies Go Bad

Minnesota Soybeans: When Good Butterflies Go Bad

👤By Bruce Potter and Bob Koch, University of Minnesota Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 15, 2017

The second 2017 MN generation of thistle caterpillars continue to cause concern in some soybean fields. Most of the reports of Minnesota high populations are from SW, SC, C, and the WC part of the state. Adults and egg-laying are

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Minnesota Corn: Post-Tassel Nitrogen Applications – Are They Worth It?

Minnesota Corn: Post-Tassel Nitrogen Applications – Are They Worth It?

👤By Fabian Fernandez and Paulo Pagliari, University of Minnesota Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 11, 2017

Optimal nutrient application timing can be hard to nail down. Should you apply everything at the beginning of the season? Sidedress? If so, when? Many people wonder about nitrogen applications late in the season, even after post-tassel, as a way

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Minnesota Soybeans: Late Season Weed Escapes; What Should You Do?

Minnesota Soybeans: Late Season Weed Escapes; What Should You Do?

👤By Jared Goplen, Dave Nicolai, Lisa Behnken, and Jeff Gunsolus, University of Minnesota Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 7, 2017

Despite your best weed-control efforts this year, you still ended up with patches or fields with weeds coming through the crop canopy. Now that August has rolled around, what options are available to control weeds and prevent them from going

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Minnesota Soybeans: Dicamba Injury – Assessing, Documenting Yield Loss

Minnesota Soybeans: Dicamba Injury – Assessing, Documenting Yield Loss

👤By Jeff Gunsolus, University of Minnesota Extension Weed Scientist 🕔Aug 1, 2017

As we enter August, the big unknown in fields presenting dicamba injury symptoms will be dicamba’s impact on soybean yield. Unfortunately, due to the sensitivity of non-Xtend soybeans to dicamba, injury symptoms are not reliable indicators of yield loss. The

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Minnesota: Cover Crop and Soil Health Learning Tour, September 8

Minnesota: Cover Crop and Soil Health Learning Tour, September 8

👤By Lizabeth Stahl, University of Minnesota Extension 🕔Aug 1, 2017

What impacts can we expect on soil health and productivity with cover crops, reduced tillage and/or a more diversified cropping system? Should I adjust my weed or nutrient management program when interseeding cover crops into corn or soybean? How can

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