UW Crop Management Workshop Slated for February 16th.

UW Extension will be hosting a workshop focusing on Crop Management During in Low Margin Years on February 16 at Jakes Northwoods, Sparta.  The workshop will provide farmers current information they can use to make informed decisions on crop management when dealing with the current low margin economics conditions.

Topics and presenter are:

  • Fundamental Soil Fertility  Strategies for Success by Carrie Laboski, UW Extension Soils Specialist
  • How to Survive and Thrive on Current corn Price Projections by Joe Lauer, UW Extension Corn Agronomist
  • Grain Price Outlook by Brenda Boetel, UW Extension Grain and Livestock Economist
  • Machinery & Technology Management and Tillage Consideration to Reduce Operation Costs by Francisco Arriaga, UW Extension Soils Specialist
  • Managing Insects Economically Using Conventional Hybrids and Scouting
  • Local Update- Bill Halfman
  • Weed Resistance Management -To address the increasing number of incidents of herbicide resistant weeds, waterhemp in particular, in the area, Fritz Breitenbach and Lisa Behnken, Univeristy of Minnesota Extension IMP and Crops Management Specialists will present information on weed management considerations and share results from their weed management research trials that evaluate herbicide programs on waterhemp and giant ragweed in Southeastern Minnesota.

The workshop will start with registration at 9:30 am with presentations beginning promptly at 10:00 am.  Wrap up should be at approximately 3:15 pm.  Lunch will be provided thanks to sponsorship from area ag related businesses.

Pre- registration is needed to make sure adequate lunch and handout materials can be prepared.  To Pre-register please contact the UW Extension Office in Monroe County at 608-269-8722 by February 13th.

Area Sponsors for the Crops Update Workshop are: Timberwood Bank- Tomah, Union National Bank & Trust- Sparta, Citizens Frist Bank- Sparta, Crop Ag Insurance Services- Sandy Wagner, Vine Vest Crop and Ag Insurance, State Bank Financial- Sparta, Premier Insurance Solutions- Jenny Kilpatrick, Coulee Region Insurance Group- Sparta, and Partnership Bank- Tomah.

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