Monday, November 23, 2015

2015 Conservation Tillage Conference in Willmar, MN - December 15th and 16th, 2015

Reminder of registration deadline!!

Click here for More Information or to register on-line

Early bird fee is $125 for the full conference but you must register by December 1

Prices will rise to $155 after December 1, 2015.  
Registration is done online at 
or call 320-235-0726 x2001

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Grain Management Vital Now

prepared by:    Kenneth Hellevang, Ph.D., P.E.
                        Extension Agricultural Engineer, Professor
                        North Dakota State University

After enjoying a generally nice harvest season this year, now is the time for upper Midwestern producers to focus on managing the grain in storage, North Dakota State University's grain handling and storage expert says.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fair Farmland Rental Agreements to be Addressed in 44 Statewide Workshops

Source: David Bau, University of Minnesota Extension Educator

Meeting Locations in northwest and west central Minnesota are:
11/23/15Thief RiverNorthland Community & Technical College - Auditorium
1101 Hwy 1 East, Thief River Falls, MN 56701
2:00 PM
11/23/15AdaTubby's Tavern
415 W. Main St., Ada, MN 56510
9:30 AM
11/24/15McIntoshMcIntosh Community Center
240 Cleveland Ave. SW, McIntosh, MN 56556
9:30 AM
11/24/15MoorheadMN State Community & Technical College- Moorhead
Rm A117 & A119
1900 28th Ave. S., Moorhead, MN 56560
2:30 PM
12/2/15BreckenridgeGrace Lutheran Church
1100 Main Ave N., Breckenridge, MN 56520
9:30 AM
12/3/15MorrisWest Central Research and Outreach Center
46352 State Hwy 329, Morris, MN 56267
9:30 AM
12/2/15Fergus FallsOttertail County Government Service Center
500 Fir Ave. W., Fergus Falls, MN 56537
1:30 PM
for additional meeting locations

Monday, October 12, 2015

Considerations of Reconditioning Too-dry Soybeans and other Grain

prepared by:    Kenneth Hellevang, Ph.D., P.E.
                        Extension Agricultural Engineer, Professor
                        North Dakota State University

Producers may want to recondition soybeans that were harvested at lower moisture contents to bring the moisture content up to the market standard of 13 percent. On a 40-bushel-per-acre yield, harvesting soybeans at 9 percent moisture content, rather than 13 percent, is equal to 1.8 bushels of lost weight per acre. At $9 per bushel, that is $16.20 per acre.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Abnormalities of Corn Ears

Farmers frequently find abnormal corn ears in fields affected by major stress such as drought, temperature extremes, disease injury, insect injury or misapplied chemicals. Often, these abnormalities adversely affect yield and grain quality. This poster describes symptoms and causes of ten types of abnormal corn ears. The purpose of the poster is to help corn growers and agricultural professionals diagnose and in some cases manage various ear disorders.  

Click here to download a copy of this poster from Ohio State University. 

Also, there is an accompanying web page that describes over 30 additional types of abnormal corn ear development and strategies for managing them. This information can be accessed at: