Farmers took a break from the cold conditions and the long harvest to learn more about wheat and soybean seeding rates, precision agriculture research and cover crops at Wednesday’s On-Farm Research Summit. Argyle, Minnesota farmer Tim Osowski is working with the On-Farm Research Network on new nitrogen stabilizer research. “We feel it’s important to apply nitrogen in a way that will not run off. It’s better for the environment and profitability of the farmer.” University of Minnesota Extension Crops Educator Angie Peltier is looking at fungicide applications at the R3 growth stage in soybeans. “At the current prices for product, application costs and soybeans, there’s a 26 percent chance a foliage fungicide will pay at that level.” The event is held in conjunction with the Prairie Grains Conference.
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