FARGO, N.D. — Soybean producers interested in intensive soybean management should plan to attend one of four Getting it Right in Soybean Production meetings scheduled for Cando, Bottineau, Washburn and Napoleon.
At the meetings, North Dakota State University Extension Service specialists and agents will discuss past soybean research conducted in North Dakota and the outlook and production issues for 2017.
“Farming is very complex and new production information is generated annually,” says Hans Kandel, NDSU Extension Service agronomist. “With tight budgets it is important for producers to gain as much knowledge as possible. These soybean educational meetings featuring research-based information can help producers with soybean production decisions for the 2017 growing season.”
The meeting dates are:
- Tuesday Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge meeting hall in Cando
- Wednesday Jan. 25, from 10 a.m. to 3p.m. at the Cobblestone Inn in Bottineau
- Thursday Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the basement of the Memorial Hall in Washburn
- Friday Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Downtowner Banquet Room in Napoleon
Participating NDSU Extension agents: Lindy Berg, Towner County; Sara Clemens, Bottineau County; Calla Jarboe, McLean County; and Sheldon Gerhardt, Logan County, will be the hosts and provide local production and crop updates.
Sam Markell, NDSU Extension pathologist, will provide an update in Washburn and Napoleon on the disease outlook for 2017, and field research results conducted in 2016. Two important topics covered will be an update on soybean cyst nematodes and how to manage soybean diseases.
Hans Kandel, NDSU Extension agronomist, will provide information on variety selection and the latest information on various production issues such as the importance of good root nodulation, fertility issues and water management.
Greg Endres, NDSU Extension area specialist – cropping systems, will discuss intensive soybean management, no till and strip till versus conventional till, planting dates, plant populations and row spacing, different soybean special inputs on the market and weed management issues.
Janet Knodel, NDSU Extension entomologist, will discuss how to manage various insect pests, including spider mites and soybean aphids.
The Getting it Right in Soybean Production programs and lunches are sponsored by the North Dakota Soybean Council which oversees promotion, research and marketing programs funded by soybean checkoff dollars.
The programs are free and open to the public. Preregistration is not necessary.
— NDSU Agriculture Communication
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