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Register now for “A Back to Basics Approach to Nutrient Management”

Register now for “A Back to Basics Approach to Nutrient Management”

By Lizabeth Stahl and Lisa Behnken, Extension Educators – Crops, and Phyllis Bongard, Content Development and Communications Specialist

Fertilizer can separate the most profitable producers from the rest of the pack. While fertilizer is a critical component for high yields, spending too much on fertilizer can really cut into your bottom line. 

Join us for “A Back to Basics Approach to Nutrient Management”, the first session in the NEW Strategic Farming – Optimizing Management for 2020 webinar series. Tune in live Thursday, December 19, 2019, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. To register, visit

In this webinar, speakers Dan Kaiser, Extension nutrient management specialist, and Brad Carlson, Extension educator, will discuss getting your soil fertility program right for top yields and maximum profit.

How the webinar series works

Once you register for a webinar in the Strategic Farming series, you’ll receive a confirmation email.

You’ll also receive reminder emails with a link to the webinar prior to the event. There’s no need to download any apps or programs to join. Simply click on “Launch from my browser” in the “Join the webinar” window.

You are welcome to register for any and all of the Strategic Farming webinars in the series. There is no fee to join the webinars, but you will need to register for each webinar you wish to attend individually. Visit the Strategic Farming: Optimizing management for 2020 webpage for more information and to register:
The primary target audience for the series is farmers, but all interested agricultural professionals, agency personnel, educators, etc. are welcome to participate as well.

If this time doesn’t work out for you, no problem! The webinars will be recorded and available at a later date.

Other webinars in the series

January 16, Thursday, 12:00-1:00 p.m. – Soybean management for 2020 and beyond

Soybean management can be complex. We will help you sort out what you need, what you don’t need and what you might want to try. Also, with the advent of insecticide-resistant soybean aphid, do we need to be rethinking our management strategy?

Speakers: Seth Naeve, Soybean agronomist and Bob Koch, Soybean entomologist

January 29, Wednesday, 12:00–1:00 pm – Cover crops: Matching your management strategies and goals

How can you match cover crops to meet your cropping system goals? Have you wondered if cover crops can support your nutrient needs? Learn about U of MN cover crop research addressing these questions and more.

Speakers: Axel Garcia y Garcia, Agronomist – Sustainable cropping systems and Paulo Pagliari, Nutrient management specialist

February 13, Thursday, 12:00-1:00 p.m. – New pests and pathogens complicate Minnesota soybean and corn production

Will soybean gall midge drive changes in Minnesota soybean production? What are the potential impacts and risks of tar spot in corn and frogeye leaf spot in soybean? Learn the latest information about these new pests in Minnesota crop production.

Speakers: Bruce Potter, Extension IPM specialist, and Dean Malvick, Extension plant pathologist

February 27, Thursday, 12:00-1:00 p.m. – Hot topics in weed management: Putting the pieces together

With the multitude of crop herbicide resistant trait packages available, chemical weed management has become more complicated, especially as herbicide resistant weeds continue to cause management challenges. A good understanding of weed biology and trait package options along with results from field trials implementing chemical and non-chemical methods will help you get the most out of your weed management investment.

Speakers: Ryan Miller, Extension educator, Lisa Behnken, Extension educator and Tom Peters, Sugarbeet weed specialist

For more information

Visit the Strategic Farming: Optimizing management for 2020 webpage for more information and to register:
Source: University of Minnesota Extension: Minnesota Crop News