Rescheduled: Slayton Winter Crops Day, Small Grains Program
Whether you farm or work with farmers, this program is a great opportunity to hear the latest University-based research and information about corn, soybean and small grain production.
SLAYTON — The University of Minnesota Extension Slayton Winter Crops Day and Small Grains Program has been rescheduled to March 6, beginning at 9 a.m., at the 4-H Building, 3048 Broadway Ave., Slayton. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Whether you farm or work with farmers, this program is a great opportunity to hear the latest University-based research and information about corn, soybean and small grain production issues and management strategies.
The morning’s Winter Crops Day program will focus on corn and soybean management topics pertinent to our area. The Southern Small Grain Workshop will follow in the afternoon, where topics will address successful small grain management.
The agenda includes Winter Crops Day presentations from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., followed by lunch. Program updates from the Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service will be from 12:45 to 1 p.m., and the Southern Small Grains Workshop will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
At the morning Winter Crops Day Program, Crops Extension Educator Liz Stahl will cover “Weed management: Where’s the easy button?” Integrated Pest Management Specialist Bruce Potter will discuss, “Do economical, low-stress insect management strategies exist?” Water Resource Educator Brad Carlson will talk about, “Nitrogen management considerations for 2023,” followed by State Soil Health Specialist Anna Cates, who will discuss, “Benefits of soil health practices: How reduced tillage and cover crops can improve soil structure, reduce erosion and improve infiltration and water-holding capacity.”
The Small Grains Program will follow lunch and updates from local agencies. Small Grains Specialist Jochum Weirsma and Diane DeWitte, Swine Extension Educator, will focus on the latest recommendations for production and pest management. As always, the Small Grains Update will be a discussion-based meeting based on our area producers’ needs, so bring your questions. Topics covered by Jochum and Dianne will include production agronomics, variety selection, soil fertility and economics.
To ensure adequate program materials and food are available, attendees are encouraged to register by Feb. 21 at z.umn.edu/2023WinterCropsDay, or call the Murray County Extension Office at (507) 836-6927. Thanks to generous sponsor support, there is no cost to attend the program.
A special thank you to the following sponsors for supporting this program: Chandler Co-op, Murray County Corn and Soybean Growers, Murray County Farm Bureau Association, Spronk Seed Farm of Edgerton, and the Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers.