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Cornbelt Update: Spray, Fertilizer Rigs in the Field but Slowed by Rain, Cool Temps – DTN

Cornbelt Update: Spray, Fertilizer Rigs in the Field but Slowed by Rain, Cool Temps – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 21, 2017

From Missouri to Minnesota and in between, many planting efforts are stalled thanks to cool, soggy conditions. Farmers are finishing up burndown and pre-emergence herbicide sprays as well as fertilizer applications. Jeff Littrell, who farms with his son in southeast

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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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Pork Producers Voice Need for New Trade Deals – DTN

Pork Producers Voice Need for New Trade Deals – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Apr 10, 2017

The nation’s pork producers need more free-trade agreements, particularly with Japan, in order to export some of the pork that will be processed in five new plants that will begin production in the next few years. National Pork Producers Council

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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 Farmers: Giving Up the Chisel Plow in the 1980s Changed Everything – DTN

Minnesota Farmers: Giving Up the Chisel Plow in the 1980s Changed Everything – DTN

👤By Susan Winsor Progressive Farmer Contributing Editor 🕔Mar 24, 2017

Paul and John Dubbels parked their soil finisher and chisel plow in the 1980s after an inch of spring rain carved gullies in their newly finished field. They’d run a disc chisel the previous fall, but farm-rolling highly erodible land

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Water Quality: Multi-State Efforts Help Nutrient Runoff – DTN

Water Quality: Multi-State Efforts Help Nutrient Runoff – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Mar 21, 2017

Terry McClure wants to come clean. The Grover Hill, Ohio, farmer has proactively set up two water-monitoring sites to show how differing cropping techniques influence nutrient runoff. “We are taking the surface and subsurface tests at the exact same time

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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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Farmers Find Dow’s Enlist Duo Limits Drift Concerns

Farmers Find Dow’s Enlist Duo Limits Drift Concerns

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 2, 2017

As farmers adopt new herbicide technologies in 2017, excellent weed control is not enough. They also are looking for a herbicide solution that stays on target and limits the risk of damaging neighboring plants and crops with less drift and

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