Minnesota: Will Wheat Catch Up to the Calendar?

🕔May 25, 2018A few weeks ago, I was asked whether the wheat crop would catch up in its growth and development now that planting was delayed compared the last few years. To […]

Minnesota Corn: Black Cutworms Appearing in High Numbers – Podcast

🕔May 24, 2018Welcome to the first in a series of IPM Podcasts for Field Crops – this Podcast is sponsored by the UMN Extension Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program. Our goal with […]

Minnesota Corn: Late Spring Nitrogen Concerns – Video

🕔May 23, 2018Continued wet weather and increasing temperatures in southern Minnesota are raising concerns about potential nitrogen fertilizer loss. Extension Educator Brad Carlson discusses how the risks of nitrogen loss differ with […]

Minnesota Corn, Soybeans: Prevented Plant Resources

🕔May 23, 2018Heavy spring rains resulting in flooded fields have delayed planting for many farmers in southern Minnesota. Many of these farmers will have to decide what to do when the final […]

Minnesota Soybeans: Spring 2018 Has Been One for the History Books

🕔May 15, 2018Spring came late to all of Minnesota, but for farmers in Southern Minnesota, it came with too many May showers. This has made #Plant18 an especially tough one for farmers […]

Minnesota Corn: Fertigation – How Much and When?

🕔May 15, 2018In the Central Sands of Minnesota, planting is under way. With a week of warm and windy weather, things are drying out and warming up quickly. While most growers have […]

Minnesota: Soil Compaction – What Can You Do?

🕔May 10, 2018As you head back into the fields this spring, plan to reduce your soil compaction. As the weight of farm tractors and field equipment becomes larger and heavier and as […]

Minnesota Corn: How to Select the Right Starter Fertilizer

🕔May 10, 2018We had a late start to the season, and planting is later than usual. Should you use a starter fertilizer? The answer to that question is that it depends. Some […]

Minnesota Corn: Large Influx of Black Cutworm Moths

🕔May 8, 2018The past week brought rain and black cutworm (BCW) moths to many trap locations, both unwelcome. This is as large and widespread early-season influx of moths as we have seen […]

Minnesota: Soybeans and Dicamba – Gearing Up for 2018

🕔May 3, 2018I think Larry Steckel, Weed Scientist with the University of Tennessee put it best when he remarked, “I think everyone can now safely stop comparing the Xtend technology to anything […]

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