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Minnesota: 5 Best Practices for Late Fall Fertilizer Management

Minnesota: 5 Best Practices for Late Fall Fertilizer Management

👤By Daniel Kaiser, Paulo Pagliari, and Fabian Fernandez, University of Minnesota Extension Specialists 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Late fall can present challenges when it comes to fertilizer application. If you don’t apply fertilizer at the right time in the fall, you risk loss of nutrients via runoff. As soil temperatures move toward freezing, the chance of nutrients

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Minnesota: Nutrient Management Podcast – High Yields and Nutrient Removal

Minnesota: Nutrient Management Podcast – High Yields and Nutrient Removal

👤By Nora Nolden, University of Minnesota 🕔Dec 1, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, we’re talking nutrient removal in high yield cropping systems. Hear from Dan Kaiser, Jeff Vetsch, Melissa Wilson and Carl Rosen on covering removal rates with fertilizer and manure, maintaining soil tests and how to

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Minnesota: Fall N Loss – Do These Scenarios Apply to You?

Minnesota: Fall N Loss – Do These Scenarios Apply to You?

👤By Greg Klinger and Anne Struffert, University of Minnesota Extension Educators 🕔Nov 28, 2017

Not all fall-applied nitrogen sources are equal. Fall-applied anhydrous ammonia behaves very differently than fall-applied urea. Anhydrous ammonia is as harmful to microorganisms as it is to people, so the microbes that convert ammonium to nitrate in the soil are

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Minnesota: How to Assess Fall N Loss

Minnesota: How to Assess Fall N Loss

👤By Greg Klinger and Anne Struffert, University of Minnesota Extension Educators 🕔Nov 22, 2017

Substantial nitrogen loss from fall applied fertilizer can happen under a few key conditions: Warm temperatures (especially above 50°) that increase the activity of nitrifying microorganisms A large portion of nitrogen in the soil in the form of nitrate nitrogen

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Minnesota: Conservation Tillage Conference, Willmar, Dec. 5-6

Minnesota: Conservation Tillage Conference, Willmar, Dec. 5-6

👤By Jodi DeJong-Hughes, University of Minnesota 🕔Nov 20, 2017

Do you need to fulfill your Continuing Education Credit (CEU) requirements? Consider attending the 2017 Conservation Tillage Conference on Dec. 5-6 in Willmar, MN. Ten CEU’s will be available at the 2-day conference, many in the Soil and Water category. Hurry, early

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Minnesota Corn: Fall vs. Spring – When to Apply Phosphorus

Minnesota Corn: Fall vs. Spring – When to Apply Phosphorus

👤By Paulo Pagliari, University of Minnesota Extension Nutrient Management Specialist 🕔Nov 9, 2017

Among the major nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium), phosphorus (P) has the least mobility. As the fertilizer granule dissolves, most of the P in the fertilizer will likely only move a couple eighths of an inch away from the granule,

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Minnesota: Conservation Tillage Conference, Willmar, Dec. 5-6

Minnesota: Conservation Tillage Conference, Willmar, Dec. 5-6

👤By Phyllis Bongard, University of Minnesota 🕔Nov 6, 2017

The University of Minnesota Extension along with North Dakota State University Extension Service is hosting the 2017 Conservation Tillage Conference on Dec. 5-6 in Willmar, Minn. Roll up your sleeves for some practical, hands-on information that will save you soil,

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Minnesota: Manure and Nutrients – A Complicated Relationship

Minnesota: Manure and Nutrients – A Complicated Relationship

👤By Melissa Wilson, University of Minnesota Manure Management Specialist 🕔Nov 6, 2017

Animal manure – or “brown gold” as some like to call it – is a valuable source of nutrients for growing crops when applied at agronomic rates. In Extension, we often get questions about how to manage manure nutrients. Unfortunately,

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Minnesota: Crop Pest Management Short Course, Minneapolis, Dec. 12-14

Minnesota: Crop Pest Management Short Course, Minneapolis, Dec. 12-14

👤By Dave Nicolai, Institute for Ag Professionals Program Coordinator 🕔Nov 6, 2017

The University of Minnesota Extension along with North Dakota State University Extension Service is hosting the 2017 Conservation Tillage Conference on Dec. 5-6 in Willmar, Minn. Roll up your sleeves for some practical, hands-on information that will save you soil,

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Minnesota Corn: 7 Steps for Managing Wet Crops with a Late Harvest

Minnesota Corn: 7 Steps for Managing Wet Crops with a Late Harvest

👤By Phyllis Bongard, University of Minnesota 🕔Nov 6, 2017

There is a significant amount of corn to be harvested throughout the Upper Midwest. Grain moisture for most of this corn is not at a level safe for long-term storage, ranging from 17 to 20 percent. Dr. Kenneth Hellevang, Extension

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