Crops Day offers expert advice

Strategies for a changing climate will be addressed at the seventh annual Crops Day scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Dakota Electric Association, 4300 220th St. W., Farmington.

Changing climate patterns are increasing the complexity of crop management decisions. Rainfall variability, from drought to excessive rainfalls, and warming temperatures have implications for many decisions, including nitrogen fertilizer management and insect pest control.  These and other topics will be addressed by University of Minnesota and Natural Resource and Conservation Service experts.

Speakers will include Dr. Mark Seeley, Extension climatologist; Dr. John Lamb, Extension soil scientist; Douglas Miller, a Natural Resource and Conservation Service area resource soil scientist; Ken Ostlie, Extension entomologist; and Mike Plutowski, Dakota Electric energy service representative.

Lunch and a trade show will follow the morning program. Preregistration is requested by Feb. 21 for this free event.

To preregister or for more information, contact Phyllis Bongard at (651) 480-7757 or bonga028@umn.edu.

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