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2013 Winter Crops Day


By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Jan 4th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer

Extension Educator

Fillmore/Houston Counties

The 2013 Winter Crops Day will be coming to Caledonia on Wednesday, January 16. This interesting and educational event will be held at the Good Times Restaurant, 118 Bissen Street. Registration will begin at 8:30 am with the program beginning at 9:00 am and will conclude at 2:30 pm.

Topics for the day include: Crop Year Review/Weeds to Watch out for and Strategies for Control; Nutrient Management for Atypical Weather; Corn Production: Tips for Efficient Grain and Silage Production; Alfalfa Production: Varieties, Management and Quality; Scouting/Identifying Plant Diseases in Corn & Soybeans; Corn Rootworm Trait Failures: Where do we go From Here; and the Extension Update.

Presenters include Lisa Behnken, UM Extension; Fritz Breitenbach, UM Extension; Jeff Coulter, UM Soil, Water & Climate; Tom Hoverstad, UM Southern Research & Outreach Center; Dean Malvick, UM Plant Pathology; Ken Ostlie, UM Entomology; Craig Sheaffer, UM Agronomy & Plant Genetics; and Jeff Vetsch, UM Southern Research & Outreach Center.

There is a $35 registration fee which includes the handout materials, refreshments, and lunch. CEUs for certified crop advisers have been applied for. For further information contact Deanne Nelson, SROC, 507-835-3620 or nelso191@umn.edu




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Will grid soil sampling work for my livestock farm?

Fri, Jan 4th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Randy Pepin, Extension Educator Agriculture Production Systems, Livestock, Crops, Manure University of Minnesota Extension Grid Soil Sampling is rapidly becoming a widely accepted practice for use with precision placement of commercial fertilizer ..... 
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Managing the great super-cycle

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Dec 28th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

The economic landscape appears to be crazier than the weather as the Nordic winds flow out of Canada and many of you nestle in for planning in 2013 and beyond. The great supercycle in commodities is now entering its second decade creating unpreceden ..... 
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Extension Calendar 2013 for Fillmore/Houston Counties

Fri, Dec 28th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

January •10 & 17: Dairy Farm Safety Short Course, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, St Charles Community Center, Registration: www.uwrf.edu/CenterForDairyFarmSafety/, 715-425-3240 ..... 
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Dairy Farm Safety short course offered by University of Minnesota Extension this winter

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Dec 28th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Agriculture ranks third in the total number of fatal work injuries behind construction and transportation/warehousing. It ranks first in the rate of non-fatal injuries per thousand workers and in this category, it is more than double the rate of t ..... 
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Houston County land rent shows slight increase

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties Based on the results of the recently completed Houston County Land Rent Survey, farmland rent continued to increase. There were seventy usable surveys exactly the same as last year. H ..... 
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Fillmore land rent continues upward trend!

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Dec 7th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

While preparing for the Land Rent Workshops held last month, I looked at average increase in Fillmore County land rent. From 1996-2007 the average increase was $2.69/ acre/year, or about the rate of inflation. Since 2008, the increase has averaged $ ..... 
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Cattle feeder day 2012

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties Feeding and managing for efficiency in the feedlot while finishing cattle at heavier weights is the theme for the 2012 Cattle Feeder Day Program. As the US beef cow herd shrinks, and ..... 
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Ag business management web sites

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer Extension Educator Fillmore/Houston Counties While preparing for the recent Land Rent Workshops, I stumbled across a list of useful Ag Business Management websites that Regional Extension Educator Gary Hachfeld and I prepared many ..... 
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