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Strategic Farming series offered virtually

Webinars set to begin Jan. 5

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Lizabeth Stahl

WORTHINGTON — Pull up a chair and join in or bring the conversation with you as you go about your day. Whatever works best for you, join us this winter to discuss some of the key issues and questions around commodity crop production facing Minnesota farmers through the “Strategic Farming: Let’s Talk Crops” webinar series.

This live, online program will provide up-to-date, research-based information to help optimize crop management strategies for 2022. Sessions will be offered via Zoom, which can be accessed on a computer, phone or other mobile device. Each session is from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 5 through March 30.

Sessions will be very informal and open to all interested. Each session will start with a brief presentation by the discussion leaders for the day, followed by discussion framed around farmer/participant questions on the topic.

Speakers include researchers and educators from the University of Minnesota and North Central region. The schedule is as follows:

Jan. 5: Crop fertility adjustments for 2022


Jan. 12: 2021 — The year when past indiscretions were revealed (think compaction)

Jan. 19: Compare and contrast: Management of corn for grain and silage

Jan. 26: New findings with sulfur fertility

Feb. 2: Strategies for effective weed management in 2022

Feb. 9: Cover crops: Termination timing and planting green

Feb. 16: Tar spot in corn: Status and options for this rising issue

Feb. 23: Small grains management update

March 2: Soybean gall midge: Knowns and unknowns


March 9: Getting ready for corn insects in 2022

March 16: Can we store carbon in a production ag system (and to what benefit)?

March 23: Biocontrol strategies to manage pests

March 30: Taming your fertility and soil amendment input costs

For more details on each session, visit . Individuals need only register once for the program series. There is no charge to participate, thanks to sponsorship from the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council.

Sessions will be recorded and posted for viewing later at your convenience.

If you are not familiar with Zoom, details will be included at registration on how to access the sessions on your computer or mobile device.

We hope you will take this opportunity to join with the University of Minnesota Extension in discussing crop topics at our “Strategic Farming: Let’s Talk Crops!” program in 2022.

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