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Minnesota Soybeans: Delayed Planting? Big Deal — or No?

Minnesota Soybeans: Delayed Planting? Big Deal — or No?

👤By Phyllis Bongar, University of Minnesota 🕔May 23, 2017

As farmers wait for the weather to clear, planting may be further delayed due to increased soil moisture from the recent rains. According to the May 21, 2017 Minnesota Crop report, topsoil moistures were estimated to be 72% adequate, and

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Minnesota Corn: 4 Early Season Nutrient Deficiencies to Scout For

Minnesota Corn: 4 Early Season Nutrient Deficiencies to Scout For

👤By Nora Nolden, University of Minnesota 🕔May 23, 2017

As corn starts to emerge amid cool and wet soil conditions, the potential for nutrient deficiencies is high. Proper diagnosis is the important first step to management. Next is deciding how to manage those deficiencies once they’re started. Here’s a

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Minnesota Corn: Using Soil Tests to Effectively Manage P and K

Minnesota Corn: Using Soil Tests to Effectively Manage P and K

👤By Daniel Kaiser, University of Minnesota 🕔May 16, 2017

With high crop yields in recent years, many producers wonder how much applied fertilizer is enough to hold soil tests at a desired value. Fertilizer ROI depends on the soil’s ability to supply a portion of a crop’s nutrient needs.

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Minnesota Soil Health: How the Nitrogen Cycle Affects Fall N Availability

Minnesota Soil Health: How the Nitrogen Cycle Affects Fall N Availability

👤By Greg Klinger and Anne Struffert, University of Minnesota 🕔May 3, 2017

Many farmers are wondering the same thing this time of year: How much of my fall-applied nitrogen is still available in the soil? To answer that question, we need to consider the nitrogen cycle. Here’s a quick refresher. Three dominant

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Minnesota: Corn, Soybean Planting When It’s Cold and Wet

Minnesota: Corn, Soybean Planting When It’s Cold and Wet

👤By By Jeff Coulter, Seth Naeve, and Dave Nicolai, University of Minnesota 🕔May 2, 2017

Unseasonably cold temperatures, wet conditions, and potentially snow are impacting corn and soybean planting in much of the Upper Midwest. The regional climate service partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture released the following

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Minnesota: It’s Not All About Herbicides – 3 Key Tactics for Managing Weeds

Minnesota: It’s Not All About Herbicides – 3 Key Tactics for Managing Weeds

🕔Apr 26, 2017

Weed management tools can be divided into three main categories: mechanical, cultural, and chemical. Historically in conventional systems, chemical control options, or herbicides, have been relied on heavily.

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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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