Barriers to Bushels Program ( added: Thu, Feb 26th 2015 )

Barriers to Bushels Program ( added: Thu, Feb 26th 2015 )

Barriers to Bushels Program to Address Current Crop Production and Management Issues in Corn and Soybean at Three Northwest Minnesota Locations.

2/12/15 Morris, MN

To address key crop management decisions and issues of Northwestern Minnesota producers, Barriers to Bushels will be held at three locations in early March.  This is a program developed by University of Minnesota Extension targeting current issues and research in corn/soybean crop production with the intent to ultimately help increase a producer’s margins. Topics include:  County Research Updates (Howard Person/Jerry Buckley), Tillage and Soil Compaction (Jodi DeJong-Hughes), Managing Herbicide Resistant Weeds (Dr. Jeff Gunsolus), Management Stategies for Avoiding SCN Pitfalls (Dr. Phil Glogoza), Optimizing Pop-up and Starter Fertilizers in Corn (Dr. Dan Kaiser), Economic Pest Management (Bruce Potter), and Managing Inputs for High Yields While Controling Costs in Corn Production (Dr. Jeff Coulter).  Past participants expressed that they have benefited from the useful, research based, and timely information the University brings to these meetings and the open discussion format designed to encourage audience interaction.  This program is aimed at providing crop management benefits to producers and Ag professionals.

Program cost is $30 which includes lunch (provided courtesy of local sponsors) and handouts.    Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. in Thief River Falls, 12:00 pm in Flom, and 8:30 in Fergus Falls

Agendas, speakers, and topics varying by site.

March 4th  – Thief River Falls from 8:00 am – 12:00 ending with lunch at the Pennington Co. Engineers Meeting Room

Topics include:

  • County Research Update (Person)
  • Tillage and Soil Compaction (DeJong-Hughes)
  • Economic Pest Management (Potter)
  • Optimizing Pop-up and Starter Fertilzer in Corn (Kaiser)

March 4th  – Flom from 12:00 – 4:00 pm starting with lunch at the Community Center

Topics include:

  • County Research Update (Buckley)
  • Tillage and Soil Compaction (DeJong-Hughes)
  • Economic Pest Management (Potter)
  • Optimizing Pop-up and Starter Fertilzer in Corn (Kaiser)

March 5th – Fergus Falls from 8:30 to 2:30 at the Bigwood Event Center (Best Western Hotel). 

Topics include:

  • Optimizing Pop-up and Starter Fertilzer in Corn (Kaiser)
  • Managing Strategies for Avoiding SCN Pitfalls (Glogoza)
  • Tillage and Soil Compaction (DeJong-Hughes)
  • Weed Issues in Corn and Soybean:   Managing Herbicide Resistant Weeds (Gunsolus)
  • Corn Production – Managing Inputs for High Yields While Controlling Costs  (Coulter)

Pre-registration is not required.  For more information contact Howard Person (Thief River Falls) 218-745-5232, Jerry Buckley (Flom) 218-784-5550, or Doug Holen (Fergus Falls) 218-770-4396.

See you at Barriers to Bushels!

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Source: Doug Holen/Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Extension Educators in Crops, U of M Extension.

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