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Refocus on Wheat

Small Grain Production Update  AND 
Private Pesticide Applicator Training/Recertification

Minnesota’s hard red spring wheat acreage rebounded to 1.6 million acres in 2018. This 40% jump is probably easiest explained by the record yields the previous year and the lackluster futures for corn and soybeans for much of the 2018 marketing year. The large carry forward of soybeans and continued uncertainty in the export market mean that a further increase of wheat acres is possible, if not likely.

The University of Minnesota Extension has teamed up with the Private Pesticide Applicator Training program to help (re)acquaint farmers with spring wheat and provide the latest production and management tactics for the upcoming growing season. 

The combined PPAT/Small Grains Update meetings will be held at the Morris West Central Research and Outreach Center, Comstock Community Center, the Ada Event Center, the Marshall County Courthouse in Warren, and the Roseau City Center on January 21, 28, 29, 30 and 31st, respectively.

Morris                                  Small Grain + PPAT

     Monday, January 21,
     9:00 am  – 2:30 pm

     West Central Research and Outreach Center  
     46352 State Hwy 329      Morris, MN

Comstock                            Small Grain + PPAT

     Monday, January 28,
     9:00 am  - 2:30 pm

     Comstock Community Center     Comstock, MN

Ada                                       Small Grain + PPAT

     Tuesday, January 29,
     9:00 am - 2:30 pm

     Ada Event Center (formerly VFW Hall), 
     415 W. Main St      Ada, MN

Warren                                Small Grain + PPAT

     Wednesday, January 30,
     9:00 am - 2:30 pm 

     Marshall County Courthouse, Room 1, 
     208 E. Colvin Ave     Warren, MN

Roseau                                 Small Grain + PPAT

     Thursday, January 31,
     9:00 am - 2:30 pm

     Roseau City Center       
     121 Center St       Roseau, MN

At each location, the meeting will start at 9:00 AM and end at 2:30 PM.

Pre-registration is required for the update and PPAT portion of the program to help us better plan for lunch. Additional details of the meetings and registration can be found here or by calling the Farm Information Line at 1-800-232-9077.

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