The 2022 growing season posed unique challenges not just for growers, but for researchers as well. University of Minnesota Extension Nutrient and Water Management Specialist Lindsay Pease struggled to get stands established for soil testing biologicals and nutrient applications. “I think our soybeans never even really had a chance.” Pease plans to run the same trials again this year with hopes of better growing conditions. UM wheat breeder Jim Anderson says 2022 was perfect for evaluating wheat varieties. “We saw lodging and diseases; I spent more time in the field in 2022 than I did in 2020 and 2021 combined.”
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