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Extension Notes


Fri, Apr 8th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture



Visit two Winona County Minnesota grape growing operations to discuss "bud break," young shoots and other spring grape growing issues on Saturday, April 30, from 9:30 am to 4 pm.

In the morning, you will tour Bob and April Heiring's newly planted vineyard just off US Highway 61 North of Dakota. After the on-farm lunch, the afternoon tour will be at Harry and Jackie Hoch's diversified, Hoch Orchard and Gardens, on a ridge top above La Crescent. There, you will walk an older, organic vineyard.

Expert field guides are John Thull and Jenny Bradley, who care for the University of Minnesota's vineyard at the Horticultural Research Center.

There is a cost for the event. The class will be held rain or shine. Class is limited to the first 40 registrants. Registration began March 21 and ends when filled. Pre-registration is required, and the on-farm lunch is included. To reserve a spot, call Terry Schell, U of M Extension - Winona, Government Office Bldg, 202 W. Third Street, Winona MN 55987 (507) 457-6440 Mon-Friday 8 am to 11:30 am. Or e-mail schel008@umn.edu. Checks to University of Minnesota Details will be e-mailed or mailed to you.

Questions, contact Tom van der Linden, U of M Extension Educator - Winona County, 74 W. Third St., Winona, MN 55987. Tuesday is generally his office day, he works half time. Call 507-457-6445 or e-mail vande650@umn.edu




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Ninth annual Dairy Show

Wed, Apr 6th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

The ninth annual Southeast Minnesota All-Breeds Youth Dairy Show will be held on Friday, June 10 at 10:30 am at the Houston County Fairgrounds in Caledonia, MN. This show is for all youth ages 20 years old and younger and will include all breeds, bo ..... 
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Extension Notes

Fri, Mar 25th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture



Earlier this winter I completed the Houston County Land Rent Survey, and now have results from the Fillmore County Land Rent Survey. In those two surveys not one landlord or renter projected rents to decline from 2010 to 2011. So is this a l ..... 
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Farm service agency news

Fri, Mar 25th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture



Enrollment for the 2011 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) has begun and will continue through June 1, 2011.

USDA computes DCP Program payments using base acres and payment yields established for each farm. Eligible producers ..... 
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Dairy princess to be crowned Saturday in Preston

Fri, Mar 25th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

The crowning of the new Fillmore County Dairy Princess will be held Saturday, April 2nd, at St. Columban's Catholic Church in Preston at 1:00pm. The public is welcome to attend.

The princess candidates are Alyssa Vrieze from Spring Valley, K ..... 
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Grazing cover crops

Fri, Mar 18th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

Extension Notes

A Grazing Cover Crops Field Day will be held Saturday, April 2nd, from 1:00 ~ 3:00 pm at the Mike (Tom) Boelter Farm, 29254 181st Avenue, Wykoff, MN. There is no fee and no pre-registration needed for this event.

Direc ..... 
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Consider pros, cons, timing of ground rolling in soybean production

Fri, Mar 4th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture



The idea of using land rollers is somewhat novel to row-crop farmers, but alfalfa producers have been rolling fields for decades. Ground roller equipment sales have increased substantially in the past five years, with soybean producers as a ..... 
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Extension Notes

Fri, Feb 25th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture



Caledonia Area Community Education and Houston County Master Gardeners would like to invite all current or interested gardeners to attend the first ever "Growing Green" Gardening Workshop on April 2, 2011. The day is centered on growing and ..... 
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Getting efficient with nitrogen fertilizer

Fri, Feb 18th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

Extension Notes

By Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston counties

Fertilizer cost has gone from the fifth highest expense to the highest expense in the last five years! Based on the Wisconsin "PEPS" Program for corn s ..... 
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