MN corn researchers day 1

Brian Velde

 Installed an irrigation system that allows him to spoon-feed nitrogen and water to his corn crop.  

AJ Krusemark

 Improved the precision of application rates of injected liquid hog manure for meeting phosphorus needs while minimizing the risk of nitrogen losses. 

Sam Peterson

 Improved the precision of application rates of injected liquid hog manure for meeting phosphorus needs while minimizing the risk of nitrogen losses. 

Jacob Sharkley

 Tested techniques that proved the most efficient for nitrogen application following harvest. 

Brock Olson

  Developed  a crop rotation that significantly reduces nitrate loss and soil erosion compared to the traditional corn-soybean rotation while maintaining profitability

Day 1 Research Information

 On Tuesday, Jan. 22, farmers who led projects through the Minnesota Corn Innovation Grant Program will be on hand to talk about their research increasing sustainability and profitability on the farm. Their findings could be applied to all farm operations, so stop by and chat 

mn corn researchers day 2

Melissa Wilson

 Evaluating management practices for integrating cover crops into manure that make cover crops more successful. 

Candice Hirsch

 Using drones and sensors to evaluate expression of genotypes within and across different environments throughout the growing season to identify the variations that allow corn to thrive in northern climates.  

Jeff Vetsch

 Evaluated the effectiveness of cover crops as a nitrate reduction strategy in northern climates.  

John Baker

 Researching perennial living mulches that can be established within cropped fields and managed so that they support continued row crop production while benefiting the environment.  

Tim Griffis

 Experimenting with management techniques that have the potential to reduce nitrogen losses under changing climate conditions. 

Day 2 Research Information

 On the second day of MN Ag EXPO, University of Minnesota researchers will be on-hand to chat with farmers about their projects supported by the corn check-off.