Minnesota Corn: Late Season Nitrogen Applications Jul 12, 2019

🕔Jul 12, 2019The rather lengthy post that is following below is a partial reprint from a Minnesota Crop News article written in 2006. The purpose of the reprint is to refresh everyone’s […]

Minnesota Small Grains: Getting Ready for Harvest Jul 24, 2018

🕔Jul 24, 2018The first winter cereals have already been harvested and spring cereals aren’t far behind.  I fielded a few calls last week with questions about heavy foxtail and barnyard infestations that will […]

Minnesota: Will Wheat Catch Up to the Calendar? May 25, 2018

🕔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 […]

Corn, Soy Planting: Midwest and Northern Plains Wait for Soil Temps to Rise – DTN Apr 17, 2018

🕔Apr 17, 2018No, you didn’t mix up the calendar pages. It’s mid-April, and some Midwest farmers are watching snow pile up on their fields this week. As the pace of planting slips […]

Minnesota Wheat, Rye: Evaluating Your Stands Apr 16, 2018

🕔Apr 16, 2018As wintery weather persists, you may wonder if your winter wheat or rye has survived this winter.  If you are really anxious or bored, you can dig up some crowns […]

Minnesota: Small Grains – An Easier Way to Establish, Grow Cover Crops Apr 13, 2018

🕔Apr 13, 2018Establishing cover crops in corn and soybeans is not without its challenges in Minnesota. There is little growing season left after harvest and soil moisture and herbicide carryover can often […]

Minnesota: Wheat Stem Sawfly Infestation Levels Found in Polk County Aug 23, 2017

🕔Aug 23, 2017Wheat stem sawfly (WSS) are being found at significant levels in Polk County. Field surveys were conducted from August 14 to 18, 2017 to learn more about the levels of […]

Minnesota Small Grains: Expecting Record Spring Wheat Yields Jul 25, 2017

🕔Jul 25, 2017The USDA-NASS’ July 1 yield forecasts for barley, oat, and spring wheat were 67, 71, and 61 bushels per acre, respectively.  This would mean a new state record for spring […]

Minnesota Wheat: Do Shorter Plants Mean Lower Yields? Jul 7, 2017

🕔Jul 7, 2017Some of you have noticed and commented that the spring wheat crop is shorter when compared to the last few years and subsequently questioned its yield potential. A few weeks […]

Minnesota Wheat: Do’s and Don’ts of Late Season N Jul 5, 2017

🕔Jul 5, 2017Looking to improve grain protein in spring and winter wheat? Foliar applications of N during the onset of kernel fill have shown to effectively increase grain protein, but there are […]

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