Minnesota: Is ETgage an Effective Tool for Irrigation Management? Jan 15, 2020

🕔Jan 15, 2020
Determining crop water use, or evapotranspiration (ETc), is the most important component of irrigation scheduling. Weather data is key to calculating crop water use, but growers may not have a […]

Midwest Farmer Commentary: Corn Harvest, Other Challenges in 2019 – DTN Jan 8, 2020

🕔Jan 8, 2020
As the calendar turned to 2020, corn harvest in the U.S. was not 100% complete. In the last weekly Crop Progress report for 2019, USDA reported that as of Dec. […]

Midwest – Can Corn Overwinter? Risks And Uncertainty Abound – DTN Dec 5, 2019

🕔Dec 5, 2019
The ugly trifecta of 2019 — late planting, high-moisture corn and plentiful rain and snow — has left many farmers facing unharvested cornfields into December and possibly beyond. Of all […]

Minnesota: Can Precision Ag Help Nutrient Management? – Podcast Dec 4, 2019

🕔Dec 4, 2019
In this episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast, we discuss precision agriculture and nutrient management. What is the current state of precision agriculture? Which areas can growers benefit the most […]

Minnesota Corn: European Corn Borer – Implications of Reducing Bt Acres Nov 26, 2019

🕔Nov 26, 2019
The economics of 2019-2020 corn production has challenged many farmers to minimize production costs. Hybrid selection is one way to reduce costs. Planting corn hybrids without Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) proteins […]

Sugar: For Beet Growers, Plenty Of Crop Left To Rot – DTN Nov 21, 2019

🕔Nov 21, 2019
The 2019 sugarbeet harvest in the Red River Valley ended on Nov. 9 when American Crystal Sugar Company (ACSC) was no longer able to continue taking frozen beets to process, […]

Minnesota: 4-Year Tillage Study – What Did We Learn? Nov 21, 2019

🕔Nov 21, 2019
A variety of tillage practices have been used since the beginning of agriculture. Proper tillage warms and dries the soil, kills weeds, incorporates fertilizers, and breaks up compacted layers. On […]

North Dakota: 47 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Excessive Rains, Snow Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 47 North Dakota counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent weather events may be eligible for U.S. Department of […]

Minnesota: Fall Soil Sampling – Podcast Nov 12, 2019

🕔Nov 12, 2019
In this episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast, we discuss fall soil sampling. Is there a best time to take samples in the fall? What is a good strategy for sampling banded […]

Minnesota Corn: What to Know About Tar Spot – Podcast Nov 11, 2019

🕔Nov 11, 2019
In this installment of the Gopher Coffee Shop podcast, Extension educators Ryan Miller and Brad Carlson sit down with Dean Malvick, Extension plant pathologist with the Department of Plant Pathology, […]

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