The University of Minnesota hosted a strategic farming webinar on small grains. “The biggest savings and the biggest rotation effect is stored water,” said Jochum Wiersma, small grains specialist, University of Minnesota Extension. “Corn is a heavy water user and you are saving that moisture when you harvest small grains. If you don’t put in a cover crop or warm season crop in the field, it will be available for next season’s corn crop.” The University of Minnesota hosts Strategic Farming webinars addressing a rotating list of topics every Wednesday.
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