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Sat, Dec 11th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

The 2011 Winter Crops Day will be held at the Good Times Restaurant in Caledonia on Wednesday, January 12th. Registration begins at 8:30 with the program beginning with the Crop Year Review at 9:00 am. The most current material related to cropping in southeast Minnesota will be discussed.

The topics to be covered during the day include: Weed Management Research Results, Sudden Death Syndrome & Other Soybean Diseases, Alfalfa Variety Management, Nitrogen Management in High Yield Alfalfa-Corn Cropping Systems, and Zinc and Sulphur Fertilization of Corn & Fertilizer Placement Issues. The presenters will include Jeff Coulter, UM Agronomy & Plant Genetics; Satish Gupta, UM Soil, Water, Climate; Tom Hoverstad, UM SROC-Waseca; Dan Kaiser, UM Soil, Water, Climate; Dean Malvick, UM Plant Pathology; Paul Peterson, UM Agronomy & Plant Genetics; Michael Russelle, USDA-ARS & UM Soil, Water, Climate; and Jeff Vetsch, UM SROC.

The Good Times Restaurant in Caledonia is located at 118 Bissen Street. From Hwy 44/76 turn east on Old Hwy. Drive, Bissen Street is one block off the highway at the top of the hill.

There is a $30 registration fee which includes handout materials, refreshments and lunch. CEUs for certified crop advisers have been applied for.

For more information, contact the Houston Count Extension Office at 507-725-5807, the Fillmore County Extension Office at 507-765-3896 or the Southern Research & Outreach Center-Waseca 507-835-3620.

Cattle Feeder Days

Sat, Dec 4th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

The U of M Beef Team will be hosting the annual Minnesota Cattle Feeder Day program at five locations in southern Minnesota from December 6-9, 2010. The Southeast program will take place in Rochester on December 9 at 5:30 pm at the La Quinta Inn.
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Buckthorn keeps coming back

Sat, Dec 4th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Buckthorn is not the only invasive species we have in southeast Minnesota, but having seen and heard Angela Gupta, University of Minnesota Regional Extension Educator for Forestry, at both the Woodland Advisor-Tree ID class near Caledonia and the Sm ..... 
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University of Minnesota Extension Forage Meetings

Sat, Nov 27th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Come and learn more about Corn Silage Research Results and current issues in forages on Monday, December 6, 2010, at the Good Times Restaurant in Caledonia or the Community Center in St. Charles. A morning program will be held in Caledonia, with reg ..... 
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Owner of Livestock Feedlot in Plymouth County, Iowa, to Pay $5,850 Penalty for Violating Terms of Discharge Permit

Wed, Nov 17th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture



(Kansas City, Kan., November 16, 2010) - The owner of a cattle and hog feedlot in Plymouth County, Iowa, has agreed to pay a $5,850 civil penalty to the United States to settle alleged violations of the facility's National Pollutant Discharge ..... 
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2010 Minnesota ag statistics

Fri, Nov 12th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture



The 2010 Minnesota Ag Statistics is out much earlier this year with the 2009 numbers. Many times in the past, it is the following spring before the information is compiled and published.

In addition to the traditional rankings of Min ..... 
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Do you need LGM/LRP?

Fri, Nov 12th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture



Those initials certainly didn't mean much when I first saw them; they stand for Livestock Gross Margin and Livestock Risk Protection Insurance. Livestock Gross Margin Insurance provides protection against the loss of gross margin (market val ..... 
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2010 DCP final payments

Fri, Nov 5th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture



Final DCP payments for 2010 participants have been issued. Producers who received an advance payment will be paid the balance they are due. Those who did not take an advance will be receiving their full payment amount. These payments will be ..... 
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Buckthorn keeps coming back

Fri, Nov 5th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture



Buckthorn is not the only invasive species we have in southeast Minnesota, but having seen and heard Angela Gupta, University of Minnesota Regional Extension Educator for Forestry, at both the Woodland Advisor-Tree ID class near Caledonia an ..... 
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