Minnesota Corn: Managing a Delayed Start to Planting May 3, 2019

🕔May 3, 2019
Due 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, 2019

🕔Apr 30, 2019
The 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, 2019

🕔Apr 18, 2019
A 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, 2018

🕔Oct 17, 2018
While 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, 2018

🕔Jul 26, 2018
A 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, 2018

🕔Apr 20, 2018
Much 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, 2017

🕔Aug 28, 2017
Utilizing 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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