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February 2013 Archives

Owners and operators of livestock and poultry operations have a new tool to calculate the costs and benefits of installing technologies to treat odors and gases emitted from the facilities: a feedlot air emissions treatment cost calculator. The calculator comes with three how-to videos.

A majority of the state's residents spend their leisure time in Minnesota, and 67 percent said they plan to spend as much or more of their money on leisure travel in 2013 as they did 2012, a new survey by the University of Minnesota Tourism Center reveals.

Farmers usually enjoy a yield boost when corn is planted following an alfalfa crop. The major reasons: reduced pest and disease pressure, better soil structure that enhances root growth and water infiltration, and an altered soil microbial community, says Jeff Coulter, a corn agronomist with University of Minnesota Extension.

University of Minnesota Extension has hired Tom Rothman as their new director of agricultural stakeholder outreach.

Mark SeeleyAlthough much of Minnesota is still in severe to extreme drought, University of Minnesota Extension climatologist Mark Seeley says the outlook shows a different story for late winter all the way into planting season.

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