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November 2009 Archives

Sauk Centre Hay Auction November 5 and 19, 2009

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by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearn-Benton-Morrison Counties
This information is for the Sauk Centre Hay Auctions held November 5 and 19, 2009. The reports are a list of all tested hay lots and bedding materials sold ... grouped by kind of hay, type of bale ... cost per pound of dry matter and per RFV point are calculated. Straw and other bedding material is included. Consider averages carefully when they are based on a limited number of entries.
SC Hay Auction 11 05 09.pdf

SC Hay Auction 11 19 09.pdf

 

by Ken Ostlie

Problems with lodging in field corn have been reported across Minnesota.  Goose-necked or falling stalks from a variety of causes can complicate harvest and lengthen harvesting times.  With earlier rainy and snowy weather already delaying harvest, growers can ill afford the surprise of unexpected lodging in their fields.  Occasional damage from corn rootworms in triple-stack corn has also occurred. Now is the time to assess how well fields are standing, adjust harvesting priorities and investigate the causes behind unexpectedly lodged corn.

Registration

By David Nicolai, IAP Coordinator

Due to the late harvest the early discounted registration rate has been extended until November 27th for the Minnesota Crop Pest Managagement Short Course and Minnesota Crop Production Retailers Trade Show set for December 8th through the 10th, 2009 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  The 3-day program starts Tuesday, December 8th with the TSP recertification program and MCPR's plenary session and annual meeting.  On Wednesday, December 9th, the program will continue with pesticide applicator recertification for categories A (Core) and C (Field Crop Pest Management) and the Crop Pest Management Short Course.

Growing the Bioeconomy conference, Dec. 1-2

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You are invited to a conference at the University of Minnesota campus, Dec. 1-2:

Growing the Bioeconomy: Solutions for Sustainability
Dec. 1-2, University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul campus

Hosted by University of Minnesota Extension and the University of Minnesota Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment. Cost is $50 per day, $85 for both days.
Program schedule and registration: http://www.extension.umn.edu/biorenewables/

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