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One of the most impactful equations of my career has been: H++ OH– <-> H2O In other words: a positively charged hydrogen ion reacts with a negatively charged hydroxyl molecule to form water; water dissociates to produce a positively charged hydrogen ion…


The University of Minnesota and its team of researchers are holding 2019 Research Updates throughout January. There are six locations scheduled for the 2019 Research Updates: Waseca, Rochester and Lamberton (January 8, 9 and 10 respectively) and Morris, Willmar and…


More than 350 farmers and industry members from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the surrounding area gathered this week in Fargo, N.D. for the 14th annual Conservation Tillage Conference (CTC). The CTC is jointly hosted by University of Minnesota…


Bayer and MS Technologies recently announced the release and licensing of the LibertyLink® GT27™ technology (LLGT27) this past summer. As part of the Monsanto merger, Bayer divested this product line to BASF. Nationwide, several seed companies are marketing the genetic event…


This article was written by Minnesota Soybean’s Director of Research David Kee. Native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, Palmer amaranth is a dioecious (has male and female plants) annual with high seed production (estimated up to ½…


August’s end is nigh, and harvest is around the corner. As your crop matures your chemical options narrow. Pre-harvest Interval (PHI), or rather the abuse of it, has the potential to affect everyone’s pocketbook. Just what is pre-harvest interval? According…


Reports of soybean aphid populations continue to increase, while the spread of pyrethroid resistant soybean aphid across the northern Great Plains is becoming increasingly evident. Economic control of these little beasts is a balancing act. While long term use of…


According to the latest USDA-NASS report, 75 percent of the Minnesota soybean crop is rated good to excellent, about 88 percent of the crop is in flowering (4 days ahead of the 5 year average) and 59 percent of the…