Minnesota Agronomy Technical Note #31
Agronomy Technical Note #31 (ATN31) is used as a guide for the establishment of native and introduced plantings of herbaceous vegetation for the following practices:
· Conservation Cover (327)
· Contour Buffer Strips (332)
· Critical Area Planting (342)
· Filter Strip (393)
· Forage and Biomass Planting (512)
· Cross Wind Trap Strips (589C)
· Restoration of Rare or Declining Natural Communities (643)
· Upland Wildlife Habitat Management (645)
· Wetland Restoration (657)
· Module 1: Introduction to Agronomy Tech Note #31
· Module 2: Seed and Seeding Methods
· Module 3: Seeding Considerations and Evaluations
· Module 4: Seed Calculator Tool
Course Description: This course will provide an overview of Agronomy Tech Note 31 and an introduction to introduced, native, and invasive species.
1. Develop knowledge of the content of Agronomy Technical Note 31
2. Become familiar with recommended plant species
3. Understand the differences in seed quality and seed origin
Course Description: This course describes the different methods for seedbed preparation and seeding and covers seeding equipment, seeder calibration, herbicide considerations, and planting dates. This course also discusses the concepts of Pure Live Seed (PLS) and Seeds Per Square Foot (seeds/sq. ft.).
1. Develop knowledge of seedbed preparation, seeding equipment, and seeding methods
2. Learn the planting dates for different species throughout Minnesota
3. Understand the concepts and be able to calculate Pure Live Seed (PLS) and Seeds Per Square Foot (seeds/sq. ft)
Course Description: This course covers companion crops, temporary cover, weed control, and fertilizer and lime considerations. This course also outlines the procedures for completing stand evaluations.
1. Become familiar with species used for companion crops and temporary cover as well as their planting and termination dates
2. Understand weed control considerations when establishing herbaceous stands
3. Develop knowledge of fertilizer and lime amendments when establishing herbaceous stands
4. Learn the proper procedure to evaluation a new stand to determine if it is adequately established
Course Description: This course provides instructions on the use of the Seed Calculator Tool for developing seeding plans and completing checkouts after plantings.
1. Become familiar with the Excel Conservation Seeding Calculator Workbook
2. Be able to write a seeding plan for applicable practices
3. Be able to complete a checkout after a seeding has been completed