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Get Smart with Nitrogen Smart Workshops
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Another round of Nitrogen Smart Workshops is approaching. Last winter,several Nitrogen Smart Workshops were held by University of Minnesota Extension in partnership with the Minnesota Corn Growers Association and Minnesota Agricultural Water Resources Center (MAWRC).... Read More

Phosphorus Loss in Tile Systems
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Discovery Farms programs in Minnesota and Wisconsin have collected edge-of-field water quality information from 24 farms and 45 fields starting in 2002. A total of 112 site years of surface runoff data and 47 site... Read More

Early Fall Manure Application Considerations
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Cool soil temps help keep nitrogen stable. Has the soil hit 50 F? Under warm, wet soil conditions, ammonium nitrogen can convert to nitrate, which moves quickly with water, within two weeks of application. Once... Read More

It’s All About Relationships
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For me, it’s always been all about the people. When I graduated from high school, I had no intention of returning home for a career, especially not a career in agriculture. After a semester at... Read More

Comparing Wisconsin and Minnesota Tile Flow
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Wisconsin and Minnesota Discovery Farms have collected tile drainage data from a wide variety of farming systems. Combining these datasets provides an enhanced assessment that neither state could accomplish individually. This more comprehensive dataset can... Read More


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