UMN Extension holding 2017 Research Updates

The University of Minnesota (UMN) Extension Crop has announced three remaining locations for the 2017 Research Updates.

The updates will be conducted in the following order:

  • Willmar from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 10 at the Willmar Conference Center.
  • Morris from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 11 at the West Central Research and Outreach Center.
  • Crookston from 12:30 to 4:40 p.m. on Jan. 12 at the Northwest Research and Outreach Center.

The registration fee is $60; online registration and session abstracts can be found at Onsite registration begins at 11:30 a.m. prior to each event.

The program will feature research-based strategies to deal with today’s evolving pests, diseases, varieties, and nutrient and environmental recommendations. Continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisors have been applied and include one in Nutrient Management and three in Pest Management (additional one in Crop Management at Crookston).

Educational sessions (for all locations except Crookston) will feature:

  • What did we learn from on-farm strip trials?—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 Ostile
  • Weeds are adaptable, but are we adapting?—Dr. Jeff Gunsolus

Educational sessions for the Crookston event 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— Fabián Fernández

For more information on UMN Extension Crop events, visit

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