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November 1, 2022

East African immigrant farmers grow culturally relevant crops in Minnesota; U of M researchers share agricultural management expertise.

Becker Irrigation and Nutrient Management Field Day - August 31st

August 25, 2022

The Becker Irrigation and Nutrient Management Field Day is being hosted at the Sand Plains Research Farm on August 31st from 4 - 7:30 pm. Boxed dinner will be provided. Registration is free!

Presentations topics will include:

  • Effects of irrigation and nitrogen on corn yield, nitrate leaching, and water and nitrogen use efficiency
  • Enhancing soil health in potato cropping systems
  • Improving N use efficiency for corn and potato
  • Improving N management for irrigated corn with N source and application timing
  • Expanding a statewide irrigation scheduling application, sensors, models, and protecting irrigator privacy
  • Nitrogen requirements for hybrid rye as a grain and forage crop
  • Wagon tour of research farm

U of MN Releases ‘MN-Rothsay’ Wheat

June 22, 2022

The University of Minnesota has released a new hard red spring wheat variety called ‘MN-Rothsay.’ MN-Rothsay features a good combination of yield, protein, and disease resistance and exceptional straw strength.