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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 registration at 9:30 a.m., program from 10:00 - Noon. An afternoon program will be held in St. Charles with registration at 1:00, program from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Results from corn silage research trials, disease management in oats, and discussions on current alfalfa management issues in SE Minnesota and Wisconsin will be discussed. There is no charge to attend. Program topics include:

· University of Minnesota Corn Silage Trial Results from La Crescent and Rock Dell, MN, Yield and Quality

· Use of Fungicides on Corn Silage - Yield and Quality, Results from University of Minnesota and Wisconsin

· Control of Crown Rust Disease in Oats with Fungicides

· Discussion on the Use of Headline Fungicide on Alfalfa, Pest Management Implications and Research trial proposals

· Questions and Discussion on current issues and recommendations - tissue testing to determine sulfur deficiencies in alfalfa, impacts of intensive cutting management in 2010, alfalfa pests, forage research needs

Presenters and facilitators include: Fritz Breitenbach, Integrated Pest Management Specialist, University of Minnesota Extension, Lisa Behnken, Regional Crops Extension Educator, Bill Halfman, Agricultural Extension Agent, Monroe County, University of Wisconsin, Jerry Tesmer, Fillmore/Houston County Extension Educator and Tom van der Linden, Winona County Extension Educator.

This program is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Regional Office in Rochester, Houston, Fillmore and Winona County Extension Offices. For more information, contact Jerry Tesmer, 507-725-5807, Caledonia or 507-7765-3896, Preston; Tom van der Linden, 507-457-6440; or Lisa Behnken, University of Minnesota Extension, 507-280-2867.

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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Leiding sisters recognized in dairy showcase

Mon, Oct 25th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

St. Paul, MN -- Haely Leiding of Fillmore County, placed 10th overall in the second year of the Minnesota 4-H Dairy Showcase. Her sister, Kayla Leiding, placed 14th overall in the second year of the Minnesota 4-H Dairy Schowcase. Twenty-five youth w ..... 
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Luther College to compete in Campus Conservation Nationals

Mon, Oct 25th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

DECORAH, Iowa-Luther College will compete in Campus Conservation Nationals, Nov. 1-19, participating in the first real-time, nationwide electricity and water use reduction competition.

Luther students will compete against students from 40 le ..... 
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Minnesota Pork Production Pigs - by the numbers

Fri, Oct 15th, 2010
Posted in Agriculture

Minnesota pork producers are part of a progressive and innovative industry. The men and women involved in swine production provide a nutritional protein source to domestic and international markets, and their businesses generate billions of dollars ..... 
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