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The University of Minnesota Extension small grains team brings university research to small grain producers to increase profitability and reduce economic and environmental risks.

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Production guides and cropping systems

Crop rotation, double cropping, global positioning systems and remote systems

Cultivar selection and genetic information

Cultivar trials, variety protection and genetic information, individual variety descriptions.

Soil and water management

Irrigation, drainage, crop progress and soil conditions

Nutrient management

Nutrient management, manure management, nutrient deficiency symptoms


General guidelines, delayed seeding, replant decisions

Growth and development

Emergence and stand establishment, growth and development, weather and crop damage

Pest management

Using pesticides, weed management, disease management, insect management


Small grains harvest, grain drying and storage, grain sampling and grading

Marketing and financial management

Farm business management, grain marketing, risk management

Organic production

Cultivar selection, best practices, risk management

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