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University of Minnesota 6th Annual Dakota County Field Day August 12, 2014

University of Minnesota Extension and Dakota County invite commodity producers to the 6th annual Dakota County Field Day. This year's free event will highlight local agricultural research on nitrogen management, irrigation scheduling, and soybean pest management.

 

The field day will be held August 12th, at the Rosemount Research and Outreach Center's South Research Complex, off of 170th street. Refreshments will be served. Three Certified Crop Advisor Continuing Education Units (CEUs) have been awarded.

 

Three U of M Extension Specialists will talk about their ongoing research in Dakota County.

 

First, Dr. Fabián Fernández, U of M Nutrient Management Specialist, will give an update on his on-farm trials of nitrogen rates, sources, and timings. This project builds on the work done by John Lamb and reported on at previous Dakota County field days.

 

Then Joshua Stamper, U of M Extension Irrigation Specialist, will talk about advances in technology for irrigation management.

 

Finally, Dr. Bob Koch, U of M Extension Entomologist, will review scouting recommendations for soybean aphid and discuss management of this pest. He will provide updates on aphid-resistant soybeans, insecticide resistance management, and the State's new water quality best management practices for agricultural insecticides.

 

If possible, please RSVP to Neith Grace Little: 651-480-7723,  nglittle@umn.edu

 

DATE: August 12th, 2014

TIME: 9 AM to 12 PM

LOCATION: Rosemount Research and Outreach Center, South Research Complex

                              16975 Arkansas Ave

                              Rosemount, MN

DIRECTIONS: From Farmington, drive north on Route 3

After about 4.5 miles turn right on 170th St (County Road 58)

After 1.8 miles, turn left onto Arkansas Ave and park by the equipment shed.

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