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Strategic Farming: Let’s Talk Crops 2023 webinars set

This live, online program will provide up-to-date, research-based information to help optimize your crop management strategies for 2023.

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Lizabeth Stahl
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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 today 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 your crop management strategies for 2023. Sessions will be held over Zoom, which can be accessed via your computer, phone or other mobile device, and run from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 11 through March 29.

Sessions will be 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.

Dates and corresponding topics are as follows:

Jan. 11: Forecast for the season — Weather, economics and supply chains

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Jan. 18: What’s bugging my corn? An outlook on corn rootworm and more

Jan. 25: Climate factors and nitrogen management

Feb. 1: Semi-Dwarf corn and Soybean Cyst Nematode breeding efforts

Feb. 8: Are biologicals in corn and soybeans logical?

Feb. 15: Weed management in the era of increasing herbicide resistance

Feb. 22: “Can I take an N credit?” and other cover crop FAQs

March 1: Expanding your rotation with small grains

March 8: Corn Tar Spot: Distribution, development and management

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March 15: Alfalfa weevil and other alfalfa management challenges

March 22: Soybean Pests — What’s up with the new and old, are they a big deal?

March 29: Get your planters ready

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

We hope you will take this opportunity to join University of Minnesota Extension in discussing crop topics at our “Strategic Farming: Let’s Talk Crops!” program in 2023!

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