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 […]

Planning to Use Paraquat? Complete Certified Applicator Training First

🕔Apr 30, 2019The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced certified applicators must successfully complete an EPA-approved training program before mixing, loading, and/or applying paraquat dichloride, an herbicide commonly referred to as paraquat.  […]

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 […]

Minnesota Soybeans: Storing, Drying, Handling Wet Crops

🕔Oct 17, 2018While almost impossible to accomplish in most years, harvesting soybeans at a moisture content between 13 to 15% helps maximize yields while minimizing harvest losses. Cool, cloudy, and rainy conditions […]

Minnesota Corn, Soybeans: Options for Drowned-Out Spots in Fields

🕔Jul 26, 2018A quick review of climate and weather data from the Minnesota DNR reveals southern Minnesota  has received 4 to 7 inches of precipitation above normal since April 1, 2018, with […]

Minnesota Corn: Weather Delays Planting, Optimal Window Remains Open

🕔Apr 20, 2018Much of Minnesota has been covered in snow past mid-April and it will take some time for field conditions to dry enough for field work and planting to begin. Farmers […]

Field Studies: What Do You Mean 5 Bushels Per Acre Is Not Significant?

🕔Aug 28, 2017Utilizing sound research results to help make decisions on the farm is a wise business practice. It can be confusing, however, when you see two numbers that are clearly not […]

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