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September 1, 2015
Area expects high crop yields
WILLMAR –– While fully acknowledging that a crop “isn’t made until it’s in the bin,” Kandiyohi County Farm Service Agency Director...
September 1, 2015 - 11:19pm
August 10, 2013
Western Minn. soybean growers host importers from Vietnam
DANVERS — Vietnamese soybean importers recently toured the state, including making stops at the Mike O’Leary farm in Danvers and Paul Simonsen cabin in Atwater. O’Leary and Simonsen hosted agricultural delegates who are leaders in Vietnam’s soybean importing practices....
August 10, 2013 - 10:31am
December 6, 2012
National project looks at maximizing soybean yields through managed inputs
ST. PAUL — Increasing commodity prices have placed tremendous pressure on farmers to increase their total production; however, land and input costs continue to rise in parallel with grain prices. These increased costs, prices and risks have changed the landscape for crop management....
December 6, 2012 - 4:47pm
August 25, 2012
West central Minn.crops largely escape drought
The fall harvest probably isn't a bin-buster for farmers in west central Minnesota, but area producers are expecting to bring in respectable...
August 25, 2012 - 12:00am
May 5, 2012
Planting in Minnesota continues around intermittent rain showers
WORTHINGTON -- Eastern Jackson County farmer Loren Tusa is wondering when, exactly, farmers were supposed to start planting this year. It was warm and dry early, then it cooled off. They now have intermittent rain showers to work around. "Conditions were ideal two weeks ago and...
May 5, 2012 - 12:00am
January 12, 2012
USDA: MN 2011 corn yield was 156 bushels per acre, beans at 38.5 bushels
WILLMAR -- As expected, USDA's crop production report finds that farmers in Minnesota harvested lower yields for corn and soybeans in 2011. According to the report, which was released this morning, Minnesota averaged 156 bushels of corn per acre in 2011, well behind the 177 bushels...
January 12, 2012 - 9:49am
August 20, 2011
Warm temperatures moved corn crop along but also caused stress
August 20, 2011 - 12:00am
July 23, 2011
Scout for aphids to protect soybean yields
ST. PAUL -- Soybean aphids have become the most damaging insect pests in soybeans; untreated populations can cause 40 percent or more yield ...
July 23, 2011 - 12:00am
December 4, 2010
Soybean checkoff scholarships available
MANKATO -- The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council will award high school and college scholarships to students pursuing careers in the soybean industry. "The soybean checkoff scholarship program recognizes and rewards outstanding young people who are planning to pursue...
December 4, 2010 - 12:00am
Soybean checkoff seeks ambassador applicants
MANKATO -- The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council encourages young people wishing to enhance their leadership skills and add unique experiences to their resumes to apply for the 2011 Minnesota Soybean Ambassador program. Minnesota Soybean Ambassadors attend the Minnesota...
December 4, 2010 - 12:00am
June 19, 2010
Control volunteer soybean in corn
ST. PAUL -- Volunteer soybean in corn is a fairly recent phenomenon caused by widespread use of the glyphosate-resistant technology in corn and soybean. My colleagues and I at University of Minnesota Extension have received several recent inquiries about cost-effective control procedures. Overall,...
June 19, 2010 - 12:00am
May 15, 2010
Soybean seed in short supply in some areas
Soybean seed is in short supply for some area farmers. But the best bet is that producers should have enough to finish planting unless a wide swath of frost kills young bean plants and forces reseeding. "It's something to watch. But I think there's enough to cover the acres unless...
May 15, 2010 - 12:00am
April 19, 2010
Hot soy can be so cool
Video: Sue shares tips for making Spicy Pan-Tossed Edamame "Mom, you've got to try edamame." It was my son, Andy. He was calling me from Texas...
April 19, 2010 - 12:00am
January 9, 2010
Limit risk when selecting corn hybrids for 2010
ST. PAUL -- You can reduce risk when selecting corn hybrids by using information from many sources, including universities, grower associations, seed companies, and on-farm strip trials. Results from unbiased, replicated trials are especially important. Selecting grain hybrids: Hybrid...
January 9, 2010 - 12:00am
November 11, 2009
With the sun shining, area farmers making progress on harvest
WILLMAR -- After waiting on the sidelines during the rainy, dreary month of October, area farmers are finally in the fields and making significant...
November 11, 2009 - 12:00am