The University of Minnesota Extension will host the sixth annual Conservation Tillage Conference and tradeshow Jan. 27 and 28, 2010, at Jackpot Junction, 39375 County Hwy. 24, Morton, MN.

Conserve soil, time and fuel with conservation tillage. This conference will send you home with hands-on, how-to information in nearly every aspect of conservation tillage. Whether you are an experienced steward looking to fine-tune what your practices, a crop consultant who helps growers or a novice looking to start conservation tillage, you’ll gain valuable information.

The two-day conference and tradeshow will offer a full range of topics including: weed species shift and control, crop production in no-till, soil physical characteristics and nutrient availability, government policy concerning reduced tillage, benefits and challenges of reduced tillage, corn nematode management and seed treatments and fungicide.

The University of Minnesota and neighboring states have conducted extensive research comparing tillage systems, including strip-tillage. In addition to the research-based presentations, a panel of experienced conservation-tillage farmers will provide management tips and answer questions.

The program is packed with valuable information you won't want to miss. So make this year's Conservation Tillage Conference a must-attend event. The conference runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 27, and from 8 a.m. to 12:15 Jan. 28.

The registration fee is $125/person, which includes continuing education units (CEUs). An early bird fee of $100/person is offered for those paying by Jan 8, 2010. You can also register for single days.

To register, go to Tillage Conference or call 507-337-2800 and make a reservation and pay by check at the door (credit cards will not be accepted for registration fees at the conference).