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Minnesota: 5 Tips for Getting the Most out of Fall Soil Sampling

Minnesota: 5 Tips for Getting the Most out of Fall Soil Sampling

👤By Daniel Kaiser, University of Minnesota Extension Soil Fertility Specialist 🕔Oct 18, 2017

1. Sample at the correct depth We calibrate soil test results to a specific sampling depth, so it’s important to get this right. Immobile plant nutrients tend to accumulate near the soil surface, so shallow sample depths can inflate results.

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Minnesota: Inhibitors for Fall Nitrogen Application

Minnesota: Inhibitors for Fall Nitrogen Application

👤By Jeff Vetsch, University of Minnesota Extension Soil Scientist 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Soil temperatures are dropping and moving toward the 50 degree threshold for fall nitrogen applications. If you’re thinking about fall applications, should you use an inhibitor? Our research shows that nitrification inhibitors can protect fall nitrogen against loss and increase the

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Minnesota Corn, Soybeans: Updated Recommendations for Micronutrients

Minnesota Corn, Soybeans: Updated Recommendations for Micronutrients

👤By Daniel Kaiser, University of Minnesota Extension Soil Fertility Specialist 🕔Sep 26, 2017

Micronutrients are elements essential to plant growth and development, but in smaller amounts than the big nutrient players like N, P and K. Where the big guys get taken up in pounds per acre by the plant, we measure micronutrient

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Minnesota: How to Estimate Nitrogen Loss from Leaching

Minnesota: How to Estimate Nitrogen Loss from Leaching

👤By Nora Nolden, University of Minnesota 🕔Sep 21, 2017

The nitrogen cycle dictates the form and movement of nitrogen in the soil and in plants. Given adequate time and temperature, nitrogen in the soil will convert to the nitrate form, which is susceptible to loss in two pathways: denitrification,

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Minnesota: Dicamba – Resistant Weeds Need More Than Herbicides for Control

Minnesota: Dicamba – Resistant Weeds Need More Than Herbicides for Control

👤By Jeff Gunsolus, Lisa Behnken, and Fritz Breitenbach, University of Minnesota Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 20, 2017

As you strategize future weed management plans, we would like for all of us to rethink the dicamba issue. Think about what brought on this issue in the first place: weed resistance to multiple groups of herbicides.

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Minnesota: Everything You Need to Know Before Applying N This Fall

Minnesota: Everything You Need to Know Before Applying N This Fall

👤By Fabián Fernández, University of Minnesota Extension Nutrient Management Specialist 🕔Sep 11, 2017

It’s that time of year again. Fall is upon us and harvest is just around the corner. There are big decisions to make when it comes to fall nitrogen. Should you apply? If so, when? What form of N should

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Minnesota Corn: 3 Tips for Foliar Nutrient Applications

Minnesota Corn: 3 Tips for Foliar Nutrient Applications

👤By Dan Kaiser, University of Minnesota Extension Soil Scientist 🕔Sep 5, 2017

When crops are actively growing in the mid- to late part of the season, they demand greater quantities of nutrients on a daily basis. Immobile nutrients applied to the soil surface can face difficulty getting down to the roots where

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Minnesota Corn, Soybeans: Nutrient Deficiencies – What Can We Learn from 2017?

Minnesota Corn, Soybeans: Nutrient Deficiencies – What Can We Learn from 2017?

👤By Daniel Kaiser, University of Minnesota Extension Soil Scientist 🕔Aug 30, 2017

Throughout the 2017 growing season, we’ve seen a few trends in nutrient management that stand out. By taking a look back at our observations, we’re better able to plan for the future, observing what worked and what didn’t. Here’s a

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Minnesota: Cover Crop and Soil Health Learning Tour, Rushmore, Sept. 8

Minnesota: Cover Crop and Soil Health Learning Tour, Rushmore, Sept. 8

👤By Lizabeth Stahl, University of Minnesota 🕔Aug 25, 2017

The “Cover Crop and Soil Health Learning Tour” will feature many aspects to improve your soil’s health and production. The tour will include water infiltration​ demonstrations, hands-on activities, cover crop by herbicide demonstrations, research updates, a farmer panel, ​soil-root pit,

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Minnesota: Mow Fenceline Weeds Now to Prevent Seed Production

Minnesota: Mow Fenceline Weeds Now to Prevent Seed Production

👤By Jared Goplen and Dave Nicolai, University of Minnesota Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 23, 2017

As summer field activities wind down, harvest will soon be in full swing. Take the time now to mow fenceline weeds to prevent or minimize seed production. Fencelines are often where weed infestations start.

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