Take a chair and participate or bring the conversation with you throughout your day. Whatever works best for you, join us this winter to discuss some of the key staple crop production issues and questions facing Minnesota farmers today across the country. “Strategic agriculture: Let’s talk about cultures” webinar series. This live online program will provide up-to-date, research-based information to help you optimize your crop management strategies for 2022. Sessions will be held on Zoom, accessible via your computer, phone or other mobile device, and will be held on will take place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesdays from January 5 to March 30, 2022.
The sessions will be very informal and open to all interested. Each session will begin with a brief presentation by the facilitators of the day’s discussion, followed by a discussion built around questions from farmers / participants on the topic.
Topics and speakers include:
â¢ January 5, 2022 Crop fertility adjustments
Dan Kaiser, Extension Nutrient Management Specialist, and Brad Carlson, Extension Educator – Water Resources
â¢ January 12, 2021 – The year past indiscretions came to light (think compaction)
Aaron Daigh, North Dakota State University, and Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Extension Educator – Water Quality
â¢ January 19: Compare and contrast: Management of grain corn and silage
Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist at UW-Madison, and Luiz Ferrraretto, Ruminant Nutritionist at UW-Madison
â¢ January 26: new discoveries with the fertility of sulfur
U of MN Nutrient Management Specialists and Researchers
â¢ February 2: Strategies for effective weed management in 2022
Scientists and researchers from the U of MN Weed
â¢ February 9: Cover crops: End time and green planting
Axel Garcia y Garcia, Sustainable Cropping Systems Specialist, and Anna Cates, State Soil Health Specialist
â¢ February 16: Tar spot in corn: status and options for this growing problem
Dean Malvick, Extension Plant Pathologist, and Nathan Kleczewski, Plant Pathologist, GROWMARK Inc.
â¢ February 23: update of the management of small grains
Jochum Wiersma, Specialist in the popularization of small grains
â¢ March 2: soybean midge: known and unknown
Bruce Potter, Extension IPM Specialist, Bob Koch, Extension Soy Entomologist, and Gloria Melotto, Graduate Research Assistant
â¢ March 9: Prepare for corn insects in 2022
Bruce Potter, IPM Extension Specialist
â¢ March 16: Can we store C in an agricultural production system (and to what advantage)?
Anna Cates, State Soil Health Specialist, and Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Extension Educator – Water Quality
â¢ March 23: biological control strategies to manage pests
George Heimpel, extension entomologist
â¢ March 30: Control your fertility and the costs of soil amendment inputs
U of MN Extension Nutrient Management Specialists and Researchers
For more details and to register, visit https://z.umn.edu/strategic-farming. You only need to register once for the suite of programs. When registering, please take a moment to let us know which issues you would like to highlight. Participation is free, thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. Not able to attend a day? No problem. Sessions will be recorded and published for later viewing at your convenience.
If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, details will be included during registration on how to access the sessions on your computer (all you need is the link) or your mobile device.
We hope you will take this opportunity to join U of MN Extension to discuss topics related to cultures during our âStrategic agriculture: let’s talk cultures! “ program in 2022!