WORTHINGTON — Producers are encouraged to register for the “Strategic Farming: Let’s Talk Crops” program, which will be offered via Zoom each Wednesday, from 8:30 to 9 a.m., from Jan. 6 through March 24. The programs will cover some key crop production issues facing Minnesota corn and soybean farmers today.

The free, online sessions will start with a brief presentation by discussion leaders, followed by discussion.

Dates and topics are: Jan. 6: “Corn Hybrid Selection”; Jan. 13: “Soybean Variety Selection”; Jan. 20: “Herbicide Technology Traits, What to Use Where, When and How;” Jan. 27: “Broadcasting Versus Banding P & K”; Feb. 3: “Third Crops Ready to Work for You”; Feb. 10: “We've Got You Covered. The Latest on Cover Crop Research and Tools You Can Use;” Feb. 17: “Adjusting Soil pH to Maximize Crop Production”; Feb. 24: “The Nuts ’n Bolts of On-farm Research: Doin’ It Right”; March 3: “Making Every Acre Pay;” March 10: “What Insects Are Bugging Your Corn?;” March 17: “SCN: So Tough a Threat, It Warrants a Coalition”; and March 24: “Stand Establishment for Corn and Soybeans.”

For more details on each session and to register, visit https://z.umn.edu/strategic-farming.