2017 Research Updates

2017 Research Updates for Ag Professionals – January 3-12

There are six locations scheduled for the 2017 Research Updates: Waseca, Kasson and Lamberton (January 3, 4 and 5 respectively) and Willmar, Morris and Crookston (January 10, 11 and 12 respectively) from 12:30 pm–4:40 pm. Registration fee: $55 through 12/31/2016, $60 beginning 1/1/2017.  Online registration and session abstracts can be found on our website at z.umn.edu/iapru or onsite registration begins at 11:30 am at each location.

The program will feature research-based strategies to deal with today's changing pests, diseases, varieties, and nutrient and environmental recommendations. Continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisors have been applied for including: 1 in Nutrient Management and 3 in Pest Management, (additional 1 in Crop Management at Crookston).                                                                               

Educational Sessions (for all locations except Crookston) will include:

  • What did we learn from on-farm strip trials in 2016? – Dr. Dan Kaiser
  • New, noteworthy facts and speculation on key soybean and corn diseases – Dr. Dean    Malvick
  • Managing insects of soybean: Insecticide-resistant aphids and other challenges – Dr. Bob Koch
  • Are insecticides an option? Performance, scouting and thresholds for key corn insects – Dr. Kenneth Ostlie
  • Weeds are adaptable, but are we adapting? – Dr. Jeff Gunsolus

 Educational Sessions for the Crookston location only will include:

  • Small grain weed control update and herbicide resistance management – Dr. Beverly Durgan
  • Managing insects of soybeans: Insecticide-resistant aphids and other challenges – Dr. Bob Koch
  • Four things you should know about the latest research in Bacterial leaf streak and Fusarium head blight management – Dr. Madeleine Smith
  • Small Grains Variety Update – Dr. Jochum Wiersma
  • Beyond academics: Real-life nitrogen management – Dr. Fabián Fernández