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University Extension educators and specialists will discuss topics with proven fertilizer, pest, soil and weed management with the intent to ultimately increase a producer's margins and to take control over resistant pests, weeds and diseases. (oticki /iStockphoto.com)

University of Minnesota Extension plans talk on corn, soybean producer savings

The University of Minnesota Extension will present "Barriers to Bushels," a series of talks on how to control the costs of growing corn and soybeans.

Three locations will be offered across central Minnesota in late February: Little Falls, Appleton and Willmar.

University Extension educators and specialists will discuss topics with proven fertilizer, pest, soil and weed management with the intent to ultimately increase a producer's margins and to take control over resistant pests, weeds and diseases.

The speakers encourage an open discussion format designed to support audience interaction.

The program cost is $30 which includes a meal provided courtesy of local sponsors and handouts.

The Feb. 16 discussion in Little Falls will be from 9 a.m to 2:15 p.m at the Cabin Fever Saloon and Eatery. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

Topics include:

  • Corn and Soybean Diseases — Dave Nicolai.
  • Managing Insect Resistance — Ken Ostlie.
  • Weed Resistance: Managing for the future — Jeff Gunsolus.
  • Optimizing starter and pop-up fertilizer — Dan Kaiser.

Pre-registration is not required. For more information contact Dan Martens, 320-968-5077.

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