University of Minnesota Extension will host the 6th annual Conservation Tillage Conference and tradeshow Jan. 27 to 28 at Jackpot Junction in Morton, Minn.

The conference highlights ways to conserve soil, time and fuel with conservation tillage with the aim of sending attendees home with hands-on, how-to information in nearly every aspect of conservation tillage.

This year's conference includes several of the leading industry and university researchers in the Northern Corn Belt. The 2-day conference and tradeshow offers 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
  • 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 registration fee is $125 per person, which includes continuing education units (CEUs).

More information, including schedules, maps, contacts and exhibitor registration is available at