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Fair Farmland Rental Agreements to be Addressed in 44 Statewide Workshops

Source: David Bau, University of Minnesota Extension Educator
Meeting Locations in northwest and west central Minnesota are: 11/23/15Thief RiverNorthland Community & Technical College - Auditorium
1101 Hwy 1 East, Thief River Falls, MN 567012:00 PM11/23/15AdaTubby's Tavern
415 W. Main St., Ada, MN 565109:30 AM11/24/15McIntoshMcIntosh Community Center
240 Cleveland Ave. SW, McIntosh, MN 565569:30 AM11/24/15MoorheadMN State Community & Technical College- Moorhead
Rm A117 & A119
1900 28th Ave. S., Moorhead, MN 565602:30 PM12/2/15BreckenridgeGrace Lutheran Church
1100 Main Ave N., Breckenridge, MN 565209:30 AM12/3/15MorrisWest Central Research and Outreach Center
46352 State Hwy 329, Morris, MN 562679:30 AM12/2/15Fergus FallsOttertail County Government Service Center
500 Fir Ave. W., Fergus Falls, MN 565371:30 PMfor additional meeting locations

Considerations of Reconditioning Too-dry Soybeans and other Grain

prepared by:    Kenneth Hellevang, Ph.D., P.E.
                        Extension Agricultural Engineer, Professor
                        North Dakota State University

Producers may want to recondition soybeans that were harvested at lower moisture contents to bring the moisture content up to the market standard of 13 percent. On a 40-bushel-per-acre yield, harvesting soybeans at 9 percent moisture content, rather than 13 percent, is equal to 1.8 bushels of lost weight per acre. At $9 per bushel, that is $16.20 per acre.

Abnormalities of Corn Ears

Farmers frequently find abnormal corn ears in fields affected by major stress such as drought, temperature extremes, disease injury, insect injury or misapplied chemicals. Often, these abnormalities adversely affect yield and grain quality. This poster describes symptoms and causes of ten types of abnormal corn ears. The purpose of the poster is to help corn growers and agricultural professionals diagnose and in some cases manage various ear disorders.  
Click here to download a copy of this poster from Ohio State University. 

Also, there is an accompanying web page that describes over 30 additional types of abnormal corn ear development and strategies for managing them. This information can be accessed at: