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Small Grain Winter Workshops

University of Minnesota Extension is offering six Small Grain Winter Workshops across Central and Southern MN in February to address small grain production. (Rex Hammock via flickr) MINNEAPOLIS — University of Minnesota Extension is offering six Small Grain Winter Workshops across Central and Southern MN in February to address small grain production. Row crop farming…

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Register Now for “Strategic Farming-Maximizing Return on Investment” Workshops

By Lizabeth Stahl, Extension Educator-Crops, and Seth Naeve, Soybean Extension Specialist In crop production, what is the likelihood of seeing a positive economic return from a foliar fungicide application or a “build and maintain” soil fertility program? Which strategies are worth the time and money when managing soybean aphid? What seed and technology trait decisions…

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Crop & Pest Report – North Dakota State University

August 30, 2018 No. 16 Inside this Issue… Chlorpyrifos Update …………………. 1 New Soybean Gall Midge Found in other States ………………………. 2 2018 IPM Survey Results – Small Grain ………………………………… 2 Cover Crop Field Day NDSU Campus …………………………….. 7 NDSU 2018 Soybean IDC Scores Available …………………………… 8 Recommendations for Planting Winter Wheat – 2018 ………….…

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Crop & Pest Report – North Dakota State University

July 26, 2018 No. 13 Inside this Issue… 2018 Insect Thresholds for Sunflowers ………………………… 1 European Corn Borer Trap Update3 Scout for Potato Leafhoppers ……. 4 Soybean Aphid Numbers Continued Low …………………… 4 Tile Drainage …………………………… 5 Lodging in Small Grains …………….. 7 Herbicide Injury in Potatoes ……… 8 Dry Edible Bean Rust ………………. 10…

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Will Wheat Catch Up to the Calendar?

by: Jochum Wiersma and Michelle Meijer A 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 explore this question we went back into the NASS crop progress reports between 1990 and 2017 and gleaned the…

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Crop & Pest Report – North Dakota State University

May 24, 2018 No. 4 Inside this Issue… Scout for Flea Beetles in Canola …. 1 Sunflower Management to Improve Yields …………………… 2 Checking Stand Establishment of Small Grains and Corn ………… 3 ‘Sugarbeet Production Guide App’ is Available – For Free …………. 5 Fungicide Selection for Early- Season Wheat Diseases ………. 7 Growing Problem…

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To Treat or Not to Treat: Should Fungicidal Seed Treatments be Applied to Small Grain Seed This Year?

Madeleine Smith, Extension small grains pathologist At this time of year decisions are being made about whether to treat small grains seed with fungicide or insecticidal seed treatments before planting. Fungicides applied on seed can help protect stand establishment if there are fungal diseases present in the soil, or if seed saved from the previous…

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Small Grains: An easier way to establish (and grow) cover crops

Establishing 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 limit the ability to get a good cover crop stand when interseeding mid-season. In response to these growing season limitations, new interseeding technologies offer the…

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Small Grain Winter Workshops

Jared Goplen University of Minnesota Extension is offering four Small Grain Winter Workshops in Central, Western, and Southern MN in February to address small grain production. Row crop farming brings busy spring and fall workloads. There are also pests common to row crops, including herbicide resistant weeds, soybean cyst nematodes, soybean aphid, diseases and corn…

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Short(er) Spring Wheat Crop = Lower Grain Yield?

Some 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 ago, Dr. Joel Ransom wrote a nice article in the Crop & Pest Report explaining why the spring wheat crop was shorter and whether its…

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