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Choosing the right hybrid for your needs
Crop rotations, corn following alfalfa, continuous corn
Corn grain and silage guidelines, corn planting best practices and handling delays and crop damage.
Corn growth staging, nutrient management, assessing weather damage
Insects, diseases and nematodes affecting corn
Harvest and lodging, grain drying and storage, crop residue management
Forage selection and identification, emergency forages, cover crops as forages
Seeding rates and dates, stand establishment
Life cycles and characteristics of legumes, nutrient management, assessing winter injury
Diseases and insects affecting forages
Utilization, silages, pastures and grazing, biomass, stand termination
Small grain variety selection, crop rotations, malting barley varieties
Guidelines, seeding dates, seeding rates, delayed planting, replant decisions
Small grains growth staging, nutrient management, assessing weather damage
Find information about diseases and insects common to Minnesota small grain crops
Strategies for harvesting, storing and drying small grains in Minnesota.
Variety trial results, selecting the right variety
Guidelines, delayed planting, replanting decisions
Soybean growth staging, nutrient management, assessing weather damage
Insects and diseases affecting soybean
Find strategies for harvesting soybean in Minnesota to maximize crop quality and minimize storage losses.
Foreign material management and quality reports
Production guide and nutrient management
Insects and diseases affecting sugarbeet
Basics of nitrogen, rates by crop, using urea, soil testing
Basics, deficiency symptoms, recommended rates, application methods
Recommendations for boron, sulfur, copper, magnesium, zinc
When lime is needed, assessing liming materials, guidelines
Research-based fertilizer rates by crop
Understanding and interpreting soil test results
Learn about irrigation scheduling, monitoring soil moisture and water quality.
Soil properties, tillage systems, reducing soil erosion and compaction and residue management
Planning and design strategies for agricultural drainage systems, calculators, and regulations.
Benefits, selection, establishment, maintenance, use and termination of cover crops.
Photos of weeds and weed seedlings commonly found in Minnesota crop production
Calculating and calibrating rates, managing risk and drift, symptoms of dicamba exposure
Strategies for diversifying weed control to manage herbicide resistance
Connecting ag professionals with the latest crops research
Variety trials, herbicide evaluations, other regional research
Learn what it takes to set up an on-farm trial, so that you can be confident it its results.