Agronomy Field Tour

Tuesday, June 20 | 8 AM

Southern Research and Outreach Center, Waseca

Agronomy Field Tour

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. Registration | 8:30-11:30 Field Tour

Registration will begin at 8:30 am in the SROC Administration Building. The field tour will conclude at approximately 11:30 a.m. with lunch and time for Q & A. The tour will be held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held in the SROC Administration Building.


Corn Production Issues - Jeff Coulter, UM Extension Corn Agronomist

The corn planting season began very early for some in southern Minnesota then weather delays and flooding rains resulted in later planting and replanting for many corn growers. Jeff will discuss crop development and yield potential in all these situations.


Corn and Soybean Weed Management - Tom Hoverstad, SROC, Agronomy Researcher

University weed management researchers have trials evaluating products marketed to corn and soybean producers across the state of Minnesota. Tom will be at one of these sites to discuss performance of these products with emphasis on new products for weed control in corn and soybeans.


Nutrient Management in Cover Crop Systems – Jeff Vetsch, SROC, Nutrient Management Researcher

Planting crops that provide winter soil cover is getting more attention from Minnesota farmers each year. Jeff will present results from research where cover crops are used in a corn grain and silage cropping system with emphasis on how nutrient management and water quality may be affected by cover crops.


Biological Inputs for Corn and Soybean – Dan Kaiser, UM Extension, Nutrient Management Researcher

Products derived from naturally occurring organisms that potentially enhance crop health and fertilizer uptake are available for corn and soybean production. Dan will discuss research he has done on these products and will discuss any potential benefits they may have for Minnesota farmers.


Nutrient Management in Manure Systems – Melissa Wilson, UM Extension, Manure Nutrient Management Specialist

Manure is utilized as a nutrient source for many Minnesota corn and soybean growers. Melissa is researching many ways of applying manure to maximize the nutrient benefits. Much of this work is done at the SROC and results from several of these trials will be summarized.

Registration Fee: $40 | CASH OR CHECK ONLY 
(includes tour, handout materials, morning refreshments, and lunch)

CEU’s for certified crop advisors have been applied for.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. To request disability accommodations, contact Deanne Nelson, [email protected] or (507) 837-5629.