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2018 January Research Updates for Ag Professionals

Source: Dave Nicolai, Extension Educator, Crops, UMN Extension and Karen Johnson, Extension Educator – McLeod & Meeker Counties

Each year brings new crop production challenges. Keeping up with these new issues is a top priority for agricultural professionals. At the 2018 University of Minnesota Research Update for Ag Professionals, you will find research-based strategies to deal with today's changing pests, diseases, varieties, and nutrient and environmental recommendations. Presentations and discussions at the update will allow you to visit with experienced university researchers and offer you the opportunity to visit with colleagues to discuss topics of interest to you in your region.

The 2018 Research Update Sessions are scheduled for these locations: Waseca, Rochester and Lamberton (Jan 2, 3 and 4 respectively) and Morris, Willmar, and Crookston (Jan 9, 10 and 11 respectively). Topics and speakers for locations near the Hutchinson area include:

  • Nitrogen: When, what and how to Apply – Dr. Fabian Fernandez
  • Yearly patterns of crop diseases and management practices – Dr. Dean Malvick
  • Development in insect issues and management in corn and soybeans – Dr. Kenneth Ostlie
  • What do dicamba and Palmer Amaranth have in Common? – Dr. Jeff Gunsolus

Participants are encouraged to register online at www.extension.umn.edu/agriculture/ag-professionals. Mail-in options and session abstracts also available. For on-site registration, check or credit card payment are accepted. Registration fee of $55 (after 12/31/17 fee is $60). CEUs will be available at each location for Certified Crop Advisers.  Questions can be directed to Dave Nicolai at nico0071@umn.edu.

Contacts

David Nicolai
Extension Educator, Crops & Institute for Ag Prof Coord
(651) 480-7706
nico0071@umn.edu
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