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2012 U of MN Corn Trials available online


By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties

University of Minnesota Extension Educator-Crops Liz Stahl and U of MN Extension Corn Agronomist Jeff Coulter have made the results of the 2012 University of Minnesota corn grain and silage trials are available online at the following links:

•2012 Corn Grain Hybrid Trial Results: http://z.umn.edu/corn2012

•2012 Corn Silage Hybrid Trial Results: http://z.umn.edu/cornsilage2012

Results are based on replicated trials conducted at multiple locations across Minnesota to provide growers and agronomists with an unbiased source of information on hybrid performance. In a year where tremendous variability was observed within fields as well as among locations, information from replicated trials like the University of MN trials is particularly valuable as replication helps account for this variability.

Since we can’t predict next year’s growing conditions, when selecting hybrids it is recommended to choose hybrids that perform well over multiple locations within a region. Hybrids that consistently perform well over multiple environments, including different soil and weather conditions, have greater potential to perform well the next year compared to hybrids with less consistence performance.

Growers are also encouraged to select hybrids based on trial results from multiple sources, including other university results, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, seed companies, and on-farm strip trials. Results from unbiased and replicated trials that include multiple hybrids from a number of sources are of particular importance.

Please note that these results, along with results for other significant crops in Minnesota, will published in the “Minnesota Varietal Trials Results” publication, which should be out by early January of 2013.

Fillmore County Land Rent Survey

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Enclosed in this week’s Fillmore County Journal is the Fillmore County 2012-2013 Land Rental Survey. The more owners and operators that complete the survey the more confidence I have in the survey results. Survey forms can also be picked up at the ..... 
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The importance of cross bred beef cows

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties The production of crossbred calves yields advantages in both heterosis and the blending of desirable traits from two or more breeds. However, the largest economic benefit of crossbree ..... 
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Land Rent workshops

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties Three Land Rent Workshops have been scheduled for Houston, Fillmore, and Winona Counties. The first will be on Wednesday afternoon, November 14, at the Houston County Justice Center, ..... 
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Manure management and air quality education

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties A new Manure Management and Air Quality Education website has been launched. The new website provides educational materials, and current research from the University of Minnesota, in ..... 
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Local conservationists to be honored as area finalists at State Soil and Water Conservation District convention

Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Agriculture

The Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD) has named Duschee Hills Dairy LLC of Lanesboro as one of eight Area Finalists in the 2012 Outstanding Conservationist Award Program. Pat and Chris Troendle and Ben and Darla ..... 
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Public hearings set for mining ordinances

Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

By Karen Reisner The Planning Commission at their October 18 meeting discussed the revisions to Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance 721 and the draft of the new Ordinance 736 that will deal specifically with industrial mining. After some discussion ..... 
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Pork producers resilient

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

By Kirsten Zoellner It’s no secret that this summer and fall have been rough ones for our local farmers. The effects of this summer’s drought has led to high feed prices which in turn has led to some livestock producers having to sell and slau ..... 
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Minnesota Legislative Candidate Ag Forum

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

By Karen Reisner Local candidates answered questions from Dave Mensink, Fillmore County Pork Producers, and Jeff Eickhoff, Fillmore County Farm Bureau, at a forum hosted by the Southeast Minnesota Ag Alliance. The candidate ideas were broadcast li ..... 
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