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September 25, 2013

FINBIN update allows producers to select comparable farms to benchmark

A recent upgrade to the popular FINBIN website allows producers to benchmark their farm or ranch finances against a peer group of truly comparable farms, improving producer access to farm financial databases.

September 23, 2013

Keep cover crops until spring to protect fields

ST. PAUL, Minn. (9/27/2013) —University of Minnesota Extension encourages producers to keep cover crops in place until spring. Early termination of cover crops is often an unnecessary management process that undermines the benefit cover crops can provide and may introduce additional problems.

September 20, 2013

Palmer amaranth confirmed in Iowa: what does it mean for Minnesota?

ST. PAUL, Minn. (9/20/2013)—Palmer amaranth, an invasive weed that can bring about crop yield losses exceeding 90 percent, has been reported in western Iowa.

September 18, 2013

"Minnesota Counties" newsletter September column

With 35,000 youth in 4H clubs and more than 125,000 youth involved in Extension programs, Extension is the largest out-of-school youth serving organization in Minnesota.

September 13, 2013

Back in the classroom and starting out right: Eat Smart Food contest promotes locally grown fruits and vegetables in school

Minnesota schools that bring locally grown fruits and vegetables to their cafeterias are encouraged to take it up a notch in September.

September 11, 2013

Harvest management for drought-stressed corn silage

ST. PAUL, Minn. (9/11/2013)—Proper harvest timing is critical for ensuring corn silage is at the optimum moisture for packing and fermentation.

September 09, 2013

Custom manure applicators asked to help prevent spread of virus among pigs

ST. PAUL, Minn. (9/9/2013)—With the harvest season fast approaching, the field application of stored manure from animal facilities will soon follow. This year, pork producers need to be aware of the risk of spreading porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) through equipment used to pump and apply manure on land.
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