Minnesota Corn: Key Factors for Evaluating Stand Establishment

🕔May 16, 2019Early evaluation of corn stands is important for identifying yield-limiting factors and making management decisions to mitigate them. Evaluation of corn stands should begin soon after rows are visible, typically […]

Minnesota: Agricultural Drainage and Nutrient Management – Podcast

🕔May 15, 2019In this episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast, University of Minnesota Extension specialists and educators discuss agricultural drainage and nutrient management. What happens when we drain soils? How does drainage […]

Minnesota Corn: Managing a Delayed Start to Planting

🕔May 3, 2019Due to recent rain and snow, only 2% of Minnesota’s corn had been planted by April 28, similar to 2018 but 15 days behind the 5-year average, according to the […]

Minnesota Corn: Black Cutworms Moving In

🕔May 3, 2019Migrating black cutworm moths found their way into southern MN this past week (April 20-26). In many cases, the number of moths captured indicate increased risk of black cutworm damage […]

Minnesota: Alfalfa Winterkill – What Now?

🕔May 3, 2019There have been reports of alfalfa stands across Minnesota with varying levels of winter injury and winterkill. Areas most-often affected include hilltops where crowns were exposed during the cold winter […]

Minnesota: Using Soil Moisture Sensors for Irrigation Scheduling

🕔Apr 30, 2019Efficient irrigation management can improve yields, grain quality, conserve water and energy, and reduce nutrient leaching. One of the easiest and most effective ways to improve irrigation efficiency is to […]

Minnesota Corn: Planting or Nitrogen – Which Comes First in Wet Spring?

🕔Apr 24, 2019Wet conditions last fall and this spring have limited the number of acres that received nitrogen in preparation for the upcoming growing season. This creates the challenging dilemma of whether […]

Minnesota: Palmer Amaranth Found in Feed Screenings

🕔Apr 24, 2019The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has found a new route for the invasive weed Palmer amaranth to enter and spread through Minnesota: grain and seed screenings used as feed.

Minnesota Corn, Soybeans: Updates to Potassium Fertilizer Guidelines

🕔Apr 23, 2019Changes were recently made to the University of Minnesota’s potassium (K) fertilizer guidelines for corn and soybean. These changes were made to reflect research evaluating critical soil test levels and […]

Minnesota: 8 Steps for Safe Handling of Treated Seed

🕔Apr 18, 2019A significant amount of seed planted this year will have been treated with one or more fungicide, insecticide, nematicide, or biological seed treatments. The following are some key precautions and […]

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