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Winter Crops and Soils Days Feb. 7-9
Minnesota Ag Connection - 01/11/2018

A collaborative event between the West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris, and the Southwest Research and Outreach Center, Lamberton, Winter Crops and Soils Day offers regionally focused research results and recommendations for area crop and livestock producers.

The event will be held Feb. 7 in Lamberton, Feb. 8 in Luverne, and Feb. 9 in Morris at the WCROC. Programs begin at 10 a.m., and conclude at 3:15 p.m. Presentations include:

- Integrating Cover Crops and Livestock to Improve Farm Profitability - Brad Heins, WCROC Dairy Scientist

- The Good, the Bad, and the Reality of Minnesota Farm Profitability - Joleen Hadrich, U of MN Extension, Applied Economics

- Do Reduced Pest Management Inputs Mean Increased Economic Risk? - Bruce Potter, SWROC, IPM Specialist

- Interseeding Cover Crops into Standing Corn and Soybeans - Axel Garcia y Garcia, SWROC, Agronomy

- Research at ROCs and How it Impacts your Farm - Curt Reese, WCROC, Agronomy

- Opportunities and Challenges for Supplemental Irrigation - Jeff Strock, SWROC, Soil Science, and Tamas Varga, CFANS PhD student

Winter Crops & Soils Days are open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged by registering online, or by calling Heidi Olson-Manska at 320-589-1711 ext. 2130. Registration for the program is $35 (cash or check only), and includes refreshments, handouts, and lunch.

Continuing Education Units for certified crop advisers have been applied for.

More information about the event, including the program schedule, is available on the SWROC website. Contact the SWROC at 507-752-7372 with any questions.

Winter Crops & Soils Days are sponsored in part by the Southwest Research and Outreach Center, Lamberton, the West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris, and U of MN Extension.

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