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Minnesota Wheat: Cutting Production Costs in Hard Red Spring Wheat

Minnesota Wheat: Cutting Production Costs in Hard Red Spring Wheat

👤By Jochum Wiersma, University of Minnesota 🕔Apr 17, 2017

This post may be a day late and a dollar short as the drills are already rolling across much of Minnesota.  Nonetheless, I’m going to share some thoughts about how to reduce input cost in HRSW without sacrificing much, if

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Minnesota: Evaluating Winter Cereal Stands

Minnesota: Evaluating Winter Cereal Stands

👤By Jochum Wiersma, University of Minnesota 🕔Apr 17, 2017

One of the hardest decisions with growing winter wheat or winter barley is evaluating the amount of winter kill and making the decision whether to keep a stand. Winter cereals are planted in the fall and develops in the spring

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Minnesota Soybeans: Got Waterhemp? Layer Residual Herbicides to Maintain Control

Minnesota Soybeans: Got Waterhemp? Layer Residual Herbicides to Maintain Control

👤By Lisa Behnken, Fritz Breitenbach, Jeff Gunsolus, Liz Stahl, and Phyllis Bongard, University of Minnesota 🕔Apr 11, 2017

Tall waterhemp is expanding its reach across Minnesota, and herbicide-resistant populations are becoming more commonplace.

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Minnesota Corn: 5 Key Factors for Successful Planting

Minnesota Corn: 5 Key Factors for Successful Planting

👤By Jeff Coulter, University of Minnesota 🕔Apr 6, 2017

1. Soil conditions Avoid tillage and planting when soils are wet. In general, a field is ready for seedbed preparation when soil in the depth of tillage crumbles when squeezed. Pre-plant tillage when soils are wet can create a cloddy

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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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