Join the Strategic Farming: Field Notes discussions – April 21 launch
An all-new weekly crops program from the University of Minnesota Extension Crops Team!
The growing season is filled with a host of challenges, including insect, disease, and weed pests, resistance concerns, agronomic issues, and soil fertility questions.
The Field Notes program will begin on April 21st and continue throughout the 2021 growing season on Wednesday mornings from 7:30-8:00 a.m. The program will feature a live webinar with interactive discussion with attendees, addressing in-season cropping issues as they arise.
Can’t make the live session? No problem. The discussion-based series will be posted immediately following the webinar to your favorite podcast-streaming service to listen at your convenience (https://strategicfarming.transistor.fm/). Subscribe now to automatically get new episodes pushed to your device.
April 21 topics
The first webinar on April 21, 7:30-8 a.m., includes these guests:
Dennis Todey, director, USDA Midwest Climate Hub, USDA-ARS, Ames, Iowa. Todey will cover the weather outlook for Minnesota farmers and include the 1-7, 1-14 and 30-day time periods for precipitation and temperature projections. This will assist growers in their 2021 planting plans.
Dan Kaiser, Extension soil fertility specialist, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Kaiser will cover guidelines for both starter and broadcast fertilizer use in Minnesota as it relates to current weather and soil conditions.
Additional panelists will also be in attendance to address questions as they arise, including Seth Naeve, UMN Extension soybean agronomist, Jeff Coulter, UMN Extension corn agronomist, and several other Extension specialists and educators.