Minnesota Corn: Key Factors for Evaluating Stand Establishment

🕔May 16, 2019Early evaluation of corn stands is important for identifying yield-limiting factors and making management decisions to mitigate them. Evaluation of corn stands should begin soon after rows are visible, typically […]

Anhydrous Ammonia: Farmer Training Isn’t a Bad Idea – DTN

🕔May 9, 2019A recent incident in suburban Chicago involving an anhydrous ammonia leak that injured several people, including first responders, underscores the dangers the nitrogen fertilizer can present in both transportation and […]

Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Making Late Planting Decisions

🕔May 8, 2019Planting over much of the Midwest is seriously delayed. History suggests the odds have also increased for lower corn yields in 2019 than in 2018, and soybean yields likely will […]

Midwest Corn: Hybrid Maturity Decisions for Delayed Planting

🕔May 6, 2019Delayed planting seasons create a lot of frustrations for everyone involved with planting crops. One of the agronomic questions that comes up when planting is seriously delayed is whether farmers […]

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 […]

Minnesota Corn: Black Cutworms Moving In

🕔May 3, 2019Migrating black cutworm moths found their way into southern MN this past week (April 20-26). In many cases, the number of moths captured indicate increased risk of black cutworm damage […]

Minnesota: Alfalfa Winterkill – What Now?

🕔May 3, 2019There have been reports of alfalfa stands across Minnesota with varying levels of winter injury and winterkill. Areas most-often affected include hilltops where crowns were exposed during the cold winter […]

Minnesota: Using Soil Moisture Sensors for Irrigation Scheduling

🕔Apr 30, 2019Efficient irrigation management can improve yields, grain quality, conserve water and energy, and reduce nutrient leaching. One of the easiest and most effective ways to improve irrigation efficiency is to […]

Minnesota Corn: Planting or Nitrogen – Which Comes First in Wet Spring?

🕔Apr 24, 2019Wet conditions last fall and this spring have limited the number of acres that received nitrogen in preparation for the upcoming growing season. This creates the challenging dilemma of whether […]

Minnesota: Palmer Amaranth Found in Feed Screenings

🕔Apr 24, 2019The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has found a new route for the invasive weed Palmer amaranth to enter and spread through Minnesota: grain and seed screenings used as feed.

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