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Minnesota Corn: Should You Reduce Bt Trait Acreage to Cut Production Costs?

Minnesota Corn: Should You Reduce Bt Trait Acreage to Cut Production Costs?

👤By Bruce Potter and Ken Ostlie, University of Minnesota 🕔Mar 20, 2017

The economics of 2017 corn production have challenged many farmers with minimizing losses per acre. One area that some farmers have targeted for reducing costs is hybrid selection. Planting corn hybrids without Bt protection for European corn borer (ECB), corn

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Minnesota: Herbicide Resistance Workshops Rescheduled Due to Weather

Minnesota: Herbicide Resistance Workshops Rescheduled Due to Weather

👤By Lizabeth Stahl, University of Minnesota 🕔Feb 23, 2017

Due to the weather, the “Strategic Farming – Are You Resistance Ready” workshops scheduled for Hutchinson and St. James on Friday, February 24, have been postponed. They have been rescheduled for: March 1 at the American Legion (620, 1st Ave.

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Minnesota: Insect Management Workshop, Lamberton, Feb. 28

Minnesota: Insect Management Workshop, Lamberton, Feb. 28

👤By Phyllis Bongard, University of Minnesota 🕔Feb 14, 2017

Corn and soybean growers, and those who advise them, often have insect management questions for which the correct answer is, “It depends.” Insecticide resistant populations increase the difficulty of soybean aphid management decisions. Which insecticide group should be used? What

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Minnesota: Weed Management – Are You Resistance Ready Workshops, Feb. 22-24

Minnesota: Weed Management – Are You Resistance Ready Workshops, Feb. 22-24

👤By Lizabeth Stahl, University of Minnesota 🕔Feb 8, 2017

Weed management has changed dramatically in recent years. Herbicide-resistant weeds are a significant management challenge, and resistance issues are expanding in scope and geography. Once herbicide-resistance is discovered in a weed population, it doesn’t just go away, and an increasing

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Minnesota: 2 Cover Crop Management Workshops, Feb. 28, March 2

Minnesota: 2 Cover Crop Management Workshops, Feb. 28, March 2

👤By Jake Overgaard, University of Minnesota 🕔Feb 8, 2017

Farmers are gaining confidence in using cover crops more each year. Whether used for soil erosion, capturing nutrients, breaking disease cycles, improving soil health, adding organic matter, or one of the many other benefits, cover crops can be beneficial. However,

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Minnesota: Weed Resistance Workshops for Jan., Feb.

Minnesota: Weed Resistance Workshops for Jan., Feb.

👤By Lizabeth Stahl, University of Minnesota 🕔Jan 9, 2017

Weed management has changed dramatically in recent years. Farmers are faced with a growing number of challenges including weeds resistant to an expanding list of chemistries. Herbicide resistance issues don’t just go away, and an increasing number of weed populations

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Minnesota Soybeans: Aphid-Resistant Varieties Available

Minnesota Soybeans: Aphid-Resistant Varieties Available

👤By Siddhi Bhusal, Anthony Hanson, Aaron Lorenz, and Robert Koch, University of Minnesota 🕔Dec 2, 2016

Soybean aphid is a significant pest of soybean in Minnesota. Soybean breeders have developed various soybean varieties that carry aphid-resistance traits, in addition to other promising agronomic characteristics. Aphid-resistant varieties can provide an effective, economical, and more environmentally sustainable means

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Minnesota Soybeans: Dicamba-Tolerant Yield Results Now Available

Minnesota Soybeans: Dicamba-Tolerant Yield Results Now Available

👤From University of Minnesota Extension 🕔Oct 24, 2016

Farmer’s interest in planting dicamba-tolerant soybeans continues. There are a number of reasons a farmer may choose to plant dicamba-tolerant soybeans, but a primary one is to potentially be part of their 2017 weed management plan to help in the

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Minnesota: Weed Management – Need Help Identifying Palmer Pigweed and Waterhemp?

Minnesota: Weed Management – Need Help Identifying Palmer Pigweed and Waterhemp?

👤By Phyllis Bongard and Jeff Gunsolus, University of Minnesota 🕔Oct 14, 2016

With the recent confirmation of Palmer amaranth in Minnesota, it is critical to identify this noxious weed, so it can be eradicated before it becomes widespread. A new pictorial guide compares key characteristics of Palmer amaranth and tall waterhemp at

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Farm Business: 5 Skills Crucial for Agreement Negotiations

Farm Business: 5 Skills Crucial for Agreement Negotiations

👤By Don Nitchie, University of Minnesota 🕔Oct 7, 2016

Over time, you can fall into a mind-set, especially with long-time landlords, lenders and other suppliers or vendors you may work with–that all they care about is the “bottom line”. This maybe true for some but, not necessarily for all.

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