With increasing spring and fall workloads and problematic pests problems, including herbicide resistant weeds, wheat offers opportunities to diversity the cropping systems in southern Minnesota and manage these challenges cost effectively. The first objective of this program is to help farmers determine if wheat will work on their farm, in their rotation, and if it can be profitable. The second objective is to hand farmers the tools needed to make wheat a successful crop on their operation. This includes information on production agronomics, variety selection, disease identification and fungicide use, fertility, quality, and economics. Time will be set aside for open forum to discuss related topics and on farm experiences.
Dates, Locations, Times and Contacts are as follows:
February 25 - Slayton, Pizza Ranch, 1:00 - 4:00 (Contact: Liz Stahl at 507-372-3900 or Mike Boersma at 507-825-6715).
March 5 - Benson, McKinney's, 1:00 - 4:00 (Contact: Scott Lee at 320-760-6129 or Doug Holen at 320-589-1711)
March 6 - LeCenter, Fairground 4H Building, 12:30 - 4:00 (Contacts: Diane at 507-357-8230 or Doug Holen at 320-589-1711).
Presenters at all locations will include Jochum Wiersma, University of Minnesota Extension Small Grain Specialists, and Doug Holen, University of Minnesota Extension Small Grain Educator.
For more information or brochure contact Doug Holen.