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“Where is Winter in Minnesota?” with Dennis Todey, Director of the UDSA Midwest Climate Hub

In episode #29 Dave Nicolai and Seth Naeve chat with Dennis Todey, Director of the USDA Midwest Climate Hub in Ames, Iowa. In this podcast Dennis discussed and reviewe...

Small Grains Molecular Geneticist and Department Head Dr. Gary Muehlbauer

In episode #28 David Nicolai and Seth Naeve chat with Gary Muehlbauer, head of the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota.  Although ...

Breeding Wheat and Much More with Dr. James Anderson

In episode #27 of Minnesota CropCast, David Nicolai and Seth Naeve sit down with Jim Anderson from the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of M...

Tom Slunecka, Working for Minnesota Farmers

In episode #26 of Minnesota Crop Cast, David Nicolai and Seth Naeve sit down for a chat with Tom Slunecka, Chief Executive Officer of the Minnesota Soybean Research & ...

Corn Breeding and Genetics with Rex Bernardo

David Nicolai and Seth Naeve were fortunate to have an opportunity to chat with Dr Rex Bernardo early in the new year.  Dr Rex Bernardo is Professor and Endowed Chair ...

Identity Preserved Soybean Production and Export: Craig Tomera from Grain Millers and Aaron Lorenz, University of Minnesota

More than 90% of soybeans produced in the US and globally are first processed into soybean meal for animal feed and oil for human consumption and for industrial uses. ...

Soybean processing for oil: A discussion with Gordon Denny

It is easy to deliver soybeans to a local elevator, receive a check, and not put another thought into where those soybeans go.  But, the demand for those soybeans is w...

Evaluating the 2023 University of Minnesota Corn and Soybean Varietal Trials

In this episode, CropCast hosts Dave Nicolai and Seth Naeve visit with Tom Hoverstad, Researcher at the Southern Research and Outreach Center, Waseca, MN. Tom is one o...

Maize Translational Genomics (that’s corn genes for you and me) with Dr. Candy Hirsch

In this week’s CropCast, David Nicolai and Seth Naeve welcome Dr. Candice (Candy) Hirsch.  Dr. Hirsch is a Corn Geneticist in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Gene...

University of Minnesota Soybean Research Center: Graduate Student Spotlight

In this special cross-over episode, CropCast hosts Dave Nicolai and Seth Naeve visit with three talented graduate students who work on Soybean Research Center related ...

Dr. Kelsey Anderson Onofre: Kansas Wheat, Fusarium Head Blight, and the US Scab Initiative

In today’s CropCast, Seth Naeve welcomes, Dr. Kelsey Andersen Onofre, an Assistant Professor and Wheat and Forage Extension Specialist in the Department of Plant Patho...

University of Minnesota Nitrogen Research and Extension led by Dr. Fabian Fernandez

In this episode, CropCast hosts Dave Nicolai and Seth Naeve visits with Dr. Fabian Fernandez, Professor at the University of Minnesota Department of Soil, Water and Cl...

Corn and Soybean Variety Selection for 2024 with Drs. Jeff Coulter and Dean Malvick

In this week’s MN CropCast, Seth Naeve and David Nicolai welcomed University of Minnesota Extension Specialists; Dr. Jeff Coulter and Dr. Dean Malvick. Coulter is an E...

Northwestern Minnesota fall field crop harvest update from Dr. Tom Peters and Zach Fore:

In this week’s CropCast, Seth Naeve and David Nicolai welcomed veteran agronomists, Dr. Tom Peters and Zach Fore. Dr. Tom Peters is a sugarbeet agronomist specializing...

Corn and soybean update from Jay Zielske and Jared Goplen

In today’s CropCast, Seth Naeve and David Nicolai welcome veteran regional agronomists, Jay Zielske and Jared Goplen.  Jay works for Corteva in south central Minnesota...

Dr. Craig Sheaffer Part 2: Forage and Agronomy Education at the University of Minnesota

Dr. Craig Sheaffer has been on the faculty in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics since 1977, where he has been teaching and conducting research. Dr. Sheaffe...

Dr. Craig Sheaffer Part 1: Forage Research at the University of Minnesota

Dr. Craig Sheaffer has been on the faculty in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics since 1977.  Dr. Sheaffer’s research has focused on forage production and h...

Evaluating the 2023 corn and soybean crop in Minnesota and the Midwest: Record or Not?

In this episode, CropCast hosts Dave Nicolai and Seth Naeve visited with Mark Bernard, independent crop consultant and Tom Hoverstad, Researcher at the Southern Resear...

Dr. Megan McCaghey: Complex solutions for complex crop diseases.

This week, Megan McCaghey joins hosts David Nicolai and Seth Naeve on Minnesota CropCast.  Dr. McCaghey focuses her work on soilborne fungi affecting important Minneso...

An Update from the MN Extension Soybean Entomology Program: Dr Robert Koch is improving insect management for Minnesota’s soybean growers

Dr. Robert Koch is best known for leading the U of MN’s soybean entomology program.  Bob has been forced to react to changes in Minnesota’s insect, weather and economi...

Plant Breeding for Tomorrow: Dr Kevin Smith is improving multiple crops for Minnesota’s future

Dr. Kevin Smith is best known for leading the University of Minnesota Barley Breeding program. Kevin has been forced to react to changes in plant diseases, economic ch...

Jake Jungers talks Kernza and new agricultural systems for Minnesota.

Dr. Jake Jungers is one of the newest and brightest faculty in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota.  He is passionate about ta...

Soybeans in the Badger State: A Discussion with Dr. Shawn Conley

Whether you know him as Dr. Conley, @BadgerBean, or CoolBean Conley, every discussion with Shawn is a memorable one, and today’s MN CropCast is no different.  In Episo...

Water management for Minnesota producers: A discussion with Vasudha Sharma Irrigation Specialist at the University of Minnesota

Vasudha Sharma, Irrigation Specialist at the University of Minnesota was a guest for the University of Minnesota Extension CropCast podcast. Vasu discusses and highlig...

Seth Naeve: Promoting Minnesota Soybeans Abroad

This week’s special guest is also co-host, Soybean Agronomist Dr. Seth Naeve.  Seth talks about why he traveled to Indonesia last week and what makes Indonesia relevan...

Dr. Aaron Lorenz: Leading the University of Minnesota Soybean Breeding program in the 21st century

The Minnesota CropCast podcast has as its guest today, Dr Arron Lorenz, Professor in Soybean Breeding and Genetics at the University of Minnesota.  Dr. Lorenz, who gre...

Tom Hoverstad: A Career in Weed Research at the Waseca Research and Outreach Center, what's new and what has changed

This week’s University of Minnesota Extension "Minnesota CropCast” has as its guest Tom Hoverstad, Researcher at the Southern Research and Outreach Center, Waseca, MN....

Sugar beet Update: 2023 Planting and Weed control in Minnesota

This week’s University of Minnesota Extension “Minnesota CropCast” has as its first guest:  Dr. Tom Peters, Extension Sugar beet Weed Specialist for the University of ...

Early season weed management, May 2023

Dave Nicholai gives an update on planting progress with Seth Naeve and discusses weed management tactics early in the season with Dr. Debalin Sarangi. Weeds such as wa...

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