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Nitrogen management for alfalfa-corn rotations field day


By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Jul 6th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jeff Coulter, University of Minnesota Extension Corn Agronomists, Matt Yost, University of Minnesota Extension Research Assistant, and Michael Russelle, USDA-ARS Soil Scientist are conducting research on N credits from alfalfa to corn. This year, they have eight on-farm trials that are focused on predicting nitrogen credits from alfalfa to second-year corn.

On Monday, July 16, we are planning to hold a field day for the on-farm research site located near Fountain, MN (Gary Redalen Farm).

Registration is at 9:30 am with the event running from 9:45 am to 12:00 noon. The field day will start with indoor presentations at the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center auditorium. After the indoor presentations, we will look at the plots and have a guided plot tour on the Gary Redalen Farm.

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator, Fillmore & Houston Counties, will moderate the indoor event at the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center. At this event, there would be presentations on nitrogen management in alfalfa-corn rotations by Jeff Coulter and Matt Yost. As well as a presentation on manure management by Jose Hernandez, Extension Educator – Livestock Nutrient Management . We also anticipate having a presentation on alfalfa management/IPM by Lisa Behnken, Regional Extension Educator.

This event is FREE and open to the public (no registration is required). For more information contact Jerry Tesmer phone: 507-765-3896/507-725-5807, email: tesme001@umn.edu or Jeff Coulter, phone: 612-625-1796, email: coult077@umn.edu

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