Join the University of Minnesota Extension Crops team in addressing all your crop-related questions this growing season, from soil fertility, agronomics, pest management and more. We will tackle issues as they arise to help you make better crop management decisions this season.
Weed Management and Small Grain Update (6/9/21)
This episode featured Drs. Debalin Sarangi, Extension weed management specialist, Tom Peters, Extension sugarbeet agronomist, and Jochum Wiersma, Extension small grains specialist, to discuss postemergence herbicide applications and early season weed control challenges in addition to an update on small grains in Minnesota.
Side dressing (6/2/2021)
This episode featured University of Minnesota Extension Specialists, Dr. Dan Kaiser, Dr. Fabian Fernandez, Dr. Jeff Vetch, and Dr. Melissa Wilson to discuss Nitrogen fertilizer considerations on corn as side dressing operations start up throughout the state.
Bonus – Freezing Temperatures? (5/28/21)
This bonus episode featured University of Minnesota Extension Specialists, Dr. Jeff Coulter, Dr. Seth Naeve, Dr. Jochum Wiersma, and North Dakota State University Extension Agronomist Dr. Hans Kandel to discuss the recent freezing temperatures and what that means for crops in northern Minnesota and North Dakota.
Alfalfa Production (5/26/21)
This episode featured University of Minnesota Extension Educator, Nathan Drewitz, who works in Stearns, Benton, and Morrison Counties, to discuss the Alfalfa Harvest alert program, which collects scissors-cut samples from throughout parts of Minnesota to monitor the ideal cutting time for alfalfa. This episode talks about the status of alfalfa this year, as well as some of the interesting environmental and insect issues that have come up in areas of the state.
Stand Establishment and Early Season Scouting (5/19/21)
This episode featured University of Minnesota Extension Agronomists Dr. Seth Naeve, Dr. Jeff Coulter, and Dr. Jochum Wiersma to discuss early season stand establishment and scouting of soybeans, corn, and small grains. This year has brought some interesting early-season conditions in some areas of the state. Now is the time to evaluate crop stands to ensure we maximize our yield potential this year.
Weed Management with the Dry Conditions (5/12/21)
This episode featured special guests Dr. Debalin Sarangi, University of Minnesota Extension corn & soybean weed specialist, and Dr. Tom Peters, University of Minnesota sugarbeet weed specialist, to talk about weed control this year and how the current spring weather and soil condition might influence our management decisions.