Minnesota Crop News
Weekly Digest – July 8, 2021
Join us July 14 on Field Notes for a midsummer crop fertility update: tissue testing and nitrogen needs
This summer, many growers have experienced weather challenges due to below normal precipitation and warmer than average air temperatures. Tune in to our Field Notes webinar Wednesday, July 14, 7:30-8am as University of Minnesota Extension staff discuss the proper use of diagnostic tools such as crop tissue testing and nitrogen models to provide a checkup to crop growth and nutrient needs in Minnesota given the variable weather and soil moisture conditions.
How to avoid soil phosphorus build-up from manure
Continuously adding more phosphorus to soil will eventually lead to phosphorus runoff in either a dissolved or particulate form, which is not only an environmental threat but also a waste of valuable nutrient.
Reminder to register for Field School
Register soon for the 2021 Field School for Ag Professionals, which will be held on July 20 – 21 at the University of Minnesota Agriculture Experiment Station in St. Paul. Register by July 16th to receive the early registration discount. Enrollment is limited to 120, so register early, as Field School fills up! You may choose to attend either day or both days of the field school.
Register for the Weed management field day in Rosemount
Plan to attend the University of Minnesota’s Corn-Soybean Weed Management Field Day on July 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Rosemount Research and Outreach Center. Learn about new herbicides and herbicide technologies, conventional corn weed control, cover crops and more.
Weather Factoids I Did Not Have to Tell You About
It is dry and hot in Northwest Minnesota. How hot and how dry? Well, the first six months of this year are the second driest on record.
Small Grains Disease and Pest Update for 07/02/21
This will likely be the last of the biweekly report as nearly all of the spring wheat acres is past anthesis and started the grainfill period. The risk models for bot tan spot and leaf rust continue to indicate that weather conditions are favorable for initial infections to occur.
Upcoming crops events
- Strategic Farming: Field notes, online, Wednesday mornings through August
- July 14: Crop fertility update: Tissue testing and nitrogen needs
- Small grain summer tours, several locations, July 12 – July 28
- Central Minnesota weed management field day, Albany, July 13
- Corn-soybean weed management field day, Rosemount, July 15
- Field School for Ag Professionals, St. Paul, July 20 & 21
- Manure Composting Workshops
- July 21, Carrington, ND
- August 11, Morris, MN
source: U of MN Ext & MN crop news