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2013 Crop Management Tour


By Jerrold Tesmer

Thu, Jun 27th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

The 2013 Southeast Minnesota Crop Management Tour at the University Center, Rochester will be held on Tuesday, July 9. Registration is at 8:30 with the tour starting at 9 am running until 12:30 pm. The University Center plots are located at the intersection of Hwy 14 and Co. Rd. 22 (E. Circle Drive).

The Crop Management Tour will provide research-based information for crop producers, crop consultants, agribusiness staff, farm managers, government agency personnel and anyone involved in agricultural crop production. The first wagon tour will leave at 9:00 am with additional wagons departing as they fill. Field trials are signed, and visitors are welcome to view trials not discussed during the tour. Visitors are also invited to return and view trials on a later date to monitor changes.

In the event of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. There is no charge for attending this event.

Topics for the day include: Southern Minnesota Corn and Soybean Weed Management Trials; Assessing the true value of preemergence herbicides in corn and soybeans.

What’s new? Field performance of pyroxasulfone products (Anthem®, Fierce®, Zidua®), Kixor products (Sharpen®, Verdict®, Optill PRO®), also Instigate®, Zemax®, Capreno® and several new products. Speakers on these topics will be Jeff Gunsolus, Extension Weed Specialist, UM Agronomy & Plant Genetics; Fritz Breitenbach, Integrated Pest Management Specialist; Lisa Behnken, Extension Educator, Crops; and Ryan Miller, Extension Educator, Crops.

What’s New in Sprayer Technology will be discussed by Dave Nicolai, Extension Educator, Crops & Institute for Ag Professionals Coordinator. It will include a demonstration of new dual orifice nozzle spray tips with several postemergence herbicides for coverage, off-target movement and efficacy.

Deborah Samac, UM Department of Plant Pathology, will be present the latest research on, “Investigating the Effects of Foliar Fungicide Applications on Alfalfa Production.”

Visit the SROC website for more information on events at: http://sroc.cfans.umn.edu.

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