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Join the Strategic Farming: Field Notes discussions – April 21 launch

Join the Strategic Farming: Field Notes discussions – April 21 launch

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 is designed for farmers and agricultural professionals as a weekly webinar program addressing all your crop-related questions in real-time in an interactive, discussion-based format.

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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.

Weekly topics will be announced on the week of the program, and may include topics related to soil fertility, agronomics, pest management, equipment, and more. Because the webinars are live, participants can submit questions to guest panelists during the sessions. April and May sessions will cover corn and soybean planting management, while pest management and agronomics will be featured as issues 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 ( 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.

Do you have questions or topics you would like addressed during Field Notes? Submit them through the Google Form or send to