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Minnesota: Dicamba In 2018 – Let’s Clear Up Confusion – AgFax Weed Solutions

Minnesota: Dicamba In 2018 – Let’s Clear Up Confusion – AgFax Weed Solutions

👤By David Kee, Research Director, Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council 🕔Jan 19, 2018

One question I was asked recently had to do with Restricted Use Products (RUP) and dicamba. In Minnesota, Fexapan, Engenia and XtendiMax are currently the only restricted use dicamba products in the state. The RUP designation requires the applicators to

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Minnesota Corn: 5 Tips for Profitably Managing Sulfur

Minnesota Corn: 5 Tips for Profitably Managing Sulfur

👤By Nora Nolden, University of Minnesota 🕔Jan 18, 2018

Sulfur is becoming increasingly important to crop production in Minnesota. Soil organic matter is a large storehouse for sulfur, but we still run into situations where the crop needs fertilizer S to maintain high yields. Here are five tips for

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Minnesota Corn: Rye Cover Crops on Irrigated Sands

Minnesota Corn: Rye Cover Crops on Irrigated Sands

👤By Natalie Ricks and Fabián Fernández, University of Minnesota Extension Specialists 🕔Jan 8, 2018

In Minnesota, approximately 500,000 acres of irrigated farmland are highly productive but susceptible to nitrate leaching to groundwater. Irrigated sandy soils are especially vulnerable to leaching. A recent study from University of Minnesota, with support from Pope County SWCD and

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Minnesota: Evaluating the Need for Sulfur in High Organic Matter Soils

Minnesota: Evaluating the Need for Sulfur in High Organic Matter Soils

👤By Daniel Kaiser, University of Minnesota Extension Soil Fertility Specialist 🕔Jan 5, 2018

Approximately 95 percent of the total sulfur in soils is found in organic matter. As soil organic matter breaks down, the S in the organic form mineralizes to sulfate-sulfur, the only form that plant roots can absorb. While we have

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Dicamba: Minnesota-Specific Training and Use Requirements

Dicamba: Minnesota-Specific Training and Use Requirements

👤By Natalie Hoidal, Tana Haugen-Brown, Dean Herzfeld, and Dave Nicolai, University of Minnesota Extension Specialists 🕔Jan 5, 2018

An estimated 10,000+ Minnesotans will use Monsanto, DowDupont, and BASF’s new dicamba products this year. All individuals applying XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology (Monsanto, EPA Reg. No. 524-617), FeXapan with VaporGrip Technology (DowDuPont, EPA Reg. No. 352-913), or Engenia (BASF, EPA

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Minnesota Corn: Skip Bt Traits? Weigh European Corn Borer Options

Minnesota Corn: Skip Bt Traits? Weigh European Corn Borer Options

👤From the University of Minnesota: Bruce Potter, Extension IPM Specialist, Ken Ostlie and Bill Hutchison, Extension Entomologists 🕔Jan 4, 2018

The economics of 2018 corn production challenge many farmers with minimizing losses per acre. One area some farmers have targeted for reducing costs is hybrid selection. Planting corn hybrids without Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) proteins for protection against European corn borer (ECB), corn

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Minnesota: Winter Nutrient Management Considerations – Podcast

Minnesota: Winter Nutrient Management Considerations – Podcast Updated

👤From University of Minnesota Extension 🕔Dec 29, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, Dan Kaiser, Jeff Vetsch, Fabian Fernandez and Brad Carlson talk about managing nutrients as we head into winter. We’re talking fall urea, tile flow, cover crops and hard freeze, and how all those factors

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Minnesota: Soybeans Competing Against Weeds – Upcoming Meetings’ Focus

Minnesota: Soybeans Competing Against Weeds – Upcoming Meetings’ Focus

👤BY LIZABETH STAHL, EXTENSION EDUCATOR-CROPS, AND SETH NAEVE, SOYBEAN EXTENSION SPECIALIST 🕔Dec 22, 2017

Ten winter workshops planned — “Strategic Farming: Growing Soybeans That Out-Compete Weeds”.

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Minnesota: Nutrient Management Courses Scheduled for Feb. 6 and Feb 20

Minnesota: Nutrient Management Courses Scheduled for Feb. 6 and Feb 20

👤From University of Minnesota Extension 🕔Dec 20, 2017

Farmers, agronomists and other ag professionals with an interest in nutrient management and water issues are encouraged to attend upcoming conferences showcasing the latest research on fertilizer and manure management, water quality and tile drainage, and more.   The Fourth Annual

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Minnesota: Ag Research Update Meetings, Jan. 2-4 and 9-11

Minnesota: Ag Research Update Meetings, Jan. 2-4 and 9-11

👤By David Nicolai, University of Minnesota 🕔Dec 18, 2017

The 2018 Research Update sessions are scheduled for these locations: Waseca, Rochester and Lamberton (Jan 2, 3 and 4 respectively) and Morris, Willmar, and Crookston (Jan 9, 10 and 11 respectively) from 12:30 pm–4:40 pm for each location. Registration fee is $55 through 12/31/2017,

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