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Southern Minnesota Corn College

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University of Minnesota Extension Announces
Southern Minnesota Corn College, December 17th, 2010 at South Central College in North Mankato

Plan to attend the Corn College December 17th at South Central College in North Mankato. This program, sponsored by University of Minnesota Extension, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, and South Central College, will run from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and consists of a series of in-depth and hands-on concurrent sessions.

Each attendee can customize their program by selecting the sessions that best meet their needs. For a complete list of sessions and to register by mail, please see the brochure at: Online registration is available at:
Cost to attend the program is $40 if preregistered and $50 at the door. Preregistration is recommended as class and lab space is limited.

Individual sessions will address a wide array of topics in pest management, crops and soils, grain storage and economics, and nutrient management.

Jeff Gunsolus, U of MN Weed Scientist, will cover picking the right herbicide for the right weed at the right time. Dean Malvick, U of MN Plant Pathologist, will host a lab on corn diseases and their management. Ken Ostlie, U of MN Entomologist, will address performance, options, and choices to consider when selecting transgenic insect traits.

Jeff Coulter, U of MN Corn Agronomist, will lead a lab on corn staging, stand establishment, and the impact of stress on crop yield. John Lamb, U of MN Soil Scientist, will run a hands-on computer lab exercise using the NRCS web soil survey.

Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension Engineer, will lead a lecture on key features to consider when selecting a grain drying and management system. In addition, he will provide recommended storage management strategies to maintain grain quality during short and long-term storage. Dave Bau, U of MN Ag Business Management Educator, will demonstrate using a spreadsheet to calculate your personalized 2011 corn break-even price.

Dan Kaiser, U of MN Soil Fertility Specialist, will conduct a hands-on lab demonstration on corn nutrient deficiencies and toxicities. Jeff Vetsch, U of MN Southern Research and Outreach Center Soil Scientist, will demonstrate different planter attachments and fertilizer delivery system options to improve corn yields.


Location: South Central College in North Mankato
Date and Time: Registration 8:00 - 8:30, program from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM December 17th, 2010
Cost: $40 if Pre-registered by 12/10/10 via mail or 12/14/10 via online, or $50 at the door

A link to the brochure:

A link to Registration:

In case of inclement weather, please contact the Farm Information Line at 1-800-232-9077.

For more information via the phone, contact the Worthington Regional Extension Office at 1-888-241-4635

Sauk Centre Hay Auction 11/04/2010

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by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison counties
Click SC Hay Auction 11 04 10.pdf to see a report of the hay and bedding sold based on groups sorted by hay type, bale package, and 25 RFV points.

Can't-Miss FORAGE Gathering in St. Cloud Nov. 16-18!

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Sauk Cente Hay Auction 10/21/2010

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by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties
Click on SC Hay Auction 10 21 10.pdf to see a report of the hay and bedding lots sold based on groups sorted by hay type, bale package and 25 RFV Points.
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