- Two separate workshops are being offered to help dairy producers understand the dairy portion of the farm bill.
- University of Minnesota Extension Corn Specialist, Dr. Jeff Coulter, has provided updated corn planting guidelines for the wet spring of 2014. Dr. Coulter indicates that with the recent and expected rainfall, many growers may not be able to resume field work until May 3rd or early next week. This has led to questions about corn yield potential when planting is delayed. University of Minnesota planting date studies show that highest corn yield typically occurs when planting is completed by mid-May. In a study from 2009 to 2011 at Lamberton, Morris, and Waseca, MN that was funded by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, average grain yield was within 98% of the maximum if planting was completed by May 15.
- Herbicide resistance in weeds is not a new problem. Click here to learn more about herbicide resistant weeds!
- Congratulations to Twin Oaks Farms, this year's award recipient.
- The UMN Extension have many different ways to get connected to a variety of information and educational programming. This article indicates several ways through the Extension website, social media outlets and the county Extension offices to find out what Extension has to offer!
- Crops and Livestock Ag Facts
- Farmers often hire or offer custom machine work to help with tilling, baling, spreading manure, etc. This document, prepared by William Edwards from Iowa State Extension, outlines survey results of average custom rates from 2014.
- Every year, we hear stories of farm incidents that results severe or fatal injury of the people involved. The majority of these incidents happen due to a judgement error by the operator. This article provides several suggestions for ways to stay safe around equipment this planting season.