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2010 Winter crops day


Fri, Dec 11th, 2009
Posted in Agriculture

The 2010 Winter Crops Day is the first of the winter educational meetings for 2010. I believe I have topics for at least my next nine news columns. I will be providing additional information on various events in those columns. Additional information and events will also be added to the calendar listed below.

Winter Crops Day will be held at the Wykoff Community Center, 226 Gold Street North, located one block north of the stop sign on Main Street on Thursday, January 14, 2010. Registration starts at 8:30am with the program beginning at 9:00am with the Crop Year in Review.

Topics for the morning include: Tillage and Nutrient Management for Continuous Corn, Soil and Nutrient Management, Pesticides and Water Quality: The Future, and the UM Extension Update. Following lunch, the topics will be Weed Management, Woody Biomass Production & Harvest, Corn Rootworm and Transgenic Corn, Soybean Production, and Corn Production. The meeting will adjourn at 3:00pm.

Please note 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 your local Extension office 507-765-3896 or the SROC at 507-835-3620.

2010 SROC Upcoming Events include: March 6 - Horticulture Day; June 22 - Agronomy Field Tour; August 19 - Open House at Rosemount ROC; September 16 - 9th Annual UM Open House. Unless noted otherwise, event location is the SROC. For further information on these events contact 507-837-5612, or willi098@umn.edu, or visit SROC Web site for the most current events/dates at: http://sroc.cfans.umn.edu

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. To request disability accommodations, please contact Jeanette Williams, Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca.

2010 Calendar of

Educational Events:

• Winter Crops Day, Wykoff Community Center, 8:30 am, Jan. 14;

• Woodland Advisor-Quail Habitat, Good Times, Caledonia, 7:00 pm, Jan. 19;

• Dairy Management Workshop, Lewiston Community Center, 10:30 am, Jan 21;

• Woodland Advisor-Carbon Credits, Houston Community Center, 6:00 pm, Jan. 21;

• Manure Value Workshop, County Office Building, Preston, 9:00 am, Jan. 26;

• Manure Value Workshop, Good Times, Caledonia, 1:00 pm, Jan 26;

• Private Pesticide Recertification, Good Times, Caledonia, 12:30 .....
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Cool, wet fall poses challenges for land-application of manure

Tue, Dec 8th, 2009
Posted in Agriculture

October's cool, wet weather delayed more than the crop harvest. At some livestock farms, full manure basins created anxious moments for farmers awaiting harvested fields so they could land-apply manure. Fortunately, November's warmer, drier weather ..... 
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The EAB quarantine has not gone away

Fri, Dec 4th, 2009
Posted in Agriculture

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was discovered near Houston County earlier this year. At that time there was a tremendous amount of publicity, and a state quarantine that restricts the movement of firewood, ash trees, and ash tree products was implemented. ..... 
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Biel elected delegate to NFUC

Fri, Dec 4th, 2009
Posted in Agriculture

Eunice Biel of Harmony was elected to represent Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) at the National Convention in Rapid City, SD, March 14-16. There are four districts in the state, and Eunice will be representing the Southeast section of Minnesota. She w ..... 
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Scholarships for Midwest Ag Conference

Fri, Dec 4th, 2009
Posted in Agriculture

The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is offering three scholarships to attend the Midwest Value Added Agriculture Conference and Wisconsin Local Food Summit in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, January 21-22, 2010. The scholarships include ..... 
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PQA Plus and TQA trainings offered in Preston on December 14

Fri, Dec 4th, 2009
Posted in Agriculture

Pork producers and livestock transporters can earn their individual certifications for Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) and Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) at free trainings in Preston.

The PQA Plus and TQA trainings will be on Decem ..... 
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Farm service agency news - December 7

Fri, Dec 4th, 2009
Posted in Agriculture

Marketing Assistance Loans

Marketing Assistance loans are commodity loans available to producers who share in the risk of producing the crop. To be eligible, you must maintain beneficial interest in the crop through the time of application. Be ..... 
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Tested hay sale is in its thirty-first year

Fri, Dec 4th, 2009
Posted in Agriculture

The Houston County Forage and Grassland Council has completed planning for its thirty-first year of sponsoring a quality tested hay sale. With the run-up and recent drop in other feed prices it will be very interesting to see what is happening in th ..... 
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Logistical issues with propane gas for area farmers, suppliers

Fri, Nov 27th, 2009
Posted in Agriculture

A person doesn't have to be very old to look back on life and remember defining moments in time. For one generation it might be the Armistice Day storm of 1940 quickly followed by Pearl Harbor in 1941. Years later another generation will never forge ..... 
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