Agronomy

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GROWING DEGREE CALCULATOR

The growing degree calculator is beneficial to get a field-by-field crop progress and 14-day progress. Use this interactive calculator to track GDU accumulation to date on your farm and compare with the previous four years and 30-year average. Learn more about high resolution weather data and be prepared for the coming growing season. 

Click here to use the Growing Degree Calculator.

PIONEER AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH

Every year Pioneer Agronomy Sciences researchers conduct extensive crop management studies on farmers’ fields and research sites across North America. Get summary results of this work and management recommendations on the Pioneer Agronomy Research Summary. Be informed so you can make the best decisions for your farm. 

Click here to see the latest research

SOIL TEMPERATURE MAPS

Use this interactive map to track the 6 inch soil temperatures across Minnesota. Click the markers on the map and a graph of the past week’s temperatures will appear. This tool is a cooperative effort between the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) and the MDA. use the soil temperature maps for best management practices for fall fertilizer application. 

Click here to use the Soil Temp Map

PRIVATE APPLICATOR LICENSE & CERTIFICATION

This test is for or all applicators who apply restricted use pesticides to their own land or sites for the production of agricultural commodities. Use this link  to access the Online Applicator Exam.  To access the Free Online Study Manual click here! You will also find information about the Private Pesticide Applicator Certification Fee and exam deadlines. 

Click here to access the Online Exam

HISTORICAL WEATHER INFORMATION

Access historical weather data reports to compare to the current conditions. Find weekly weather averages for the past decade and see how the current weather conditions can compare to historical averages. Learn more about frost depth readings, available soil water,  and a summary of growing degree days and precipitation. 

Click here to find weather information