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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.

Directions: from Preston, MN travel north on Hwy 52 for approximately 6 miles to Fountain, or from Rochester, MN, south on Hwy 52 for 30 miles to Fountain, MN. In Fountain, go west on Co. Rd 8 for approximately 7 miles, then right (north) on County Road 5 about 2 miles to stop sign. Turn left (west) on County Road 4 for about ½ mile, then turn right (north) on 181st Ave. Follow the field day signs.

Points of Information:

· Comparing aerial seeding to no-till drilled winter rye;

· Comparing seeding rates of both aerial and no-till drilled winter rye;

· The corn silage field was no-till drilled with winter rye on October 2, 2010;

· The soybean field was seeded by helicopter with winter rye on September 2;

· The soybeans were harvested on October 8;

· The fields will be used for early season spring grazing;

· You will receive information on seeding rates and feed value of this early season pasture. (This is based on pasture data and analysis of samples collected in 2010. In a typical year, this rye might also be available for late fall grazing.)

In case of bad weather listen to KFIL radio. The Field Day will be moved to Room 108, Fillmore County Office Building, 902 Houston St. NW, Preston. Information will be presented by Dean Thomas - Fillmore SWCD, Jill Sackett - Rural Advantage, and Mark Zumwinkle - MN Dept. of Ag

Cooperating partners include: Jill Sackett, Univ. of Minn. Extension/ Rural Advantage

Extension Educator/Conservation Agronomist; Mark Zumwinkle, MN Department of Agriculture; Dean Thomas, Root River & Whitewater River Watersheds Grazing Specialist, Fillmore SWCD; Tom Van der Linden, Winona County Extension Educator, and Jerry Tesmer, Fillmore/Houston County Extension Educator. For further information please contact: Dean Thomas, Root River & Whitewater River Grazing Specialist, Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Office, 507-765-3878 #128.



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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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Winslow attends promotion and education conference in Duluth

Sat, Feb 12th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

Jean Winslow, of Fillmore County Farm Bureau, joined nearly 100 Farm Bureau members from Minnesota at the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Promotion and Education (P&E) Conference January 28-29 at the Holiday Inn in Duluth, Minnesota.

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Feedlot Korner Manure and air quality events

Sat, Feb 12th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

Value Of Manure Workshop

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Rushford Village Hall

Rushford, MN

This "Value of Manure" education workshop is a three-hour event where crop and livestock producers will learn th ..... 
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Manure Value Workshop

Fri, Feb 4th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture



A Manure Value Workshop has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 2nd, at the Rushford Village Hall. The session will be from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.

Extension Educator Jose Hernandez will lead the workshops with assistance from the works ..... 
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Local professionals explore medicinal herbs and farm raised meat

Fri, Jan 28th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

Lanesboro, MN - January 18, 2011 - Lanesboro Local Marketplace is hosting two enrichment classes on February 5, 2011. Bonnie Kreckow, a clinical herbalist will give an introduction to herbal medicine - Nature's pharmacy. Andrew Bunge and Christian M ..... 
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Tour de Forage

Sun, Jan 23rd, 2011
Posted in Agriculture



Rochester is one of the stops on the Tour de Forage, sponsored by the Southeast Minnesota Forage Council and MFA Winter Meeting and will feature keynote speakers Neal Martin and Paul Peterson. The event will be held at the UCR Heintz Center, ..... 
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