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Dry Bean and Soybean Getting-It-Right Virtual Meetings in February


Farmers and crop advisers will have an opportunity to receive dry edible bean and soybean production information during virtual Getting-It-Right production meetings. NDSU Extension is organizing and conducting the meeting in cooperation with the Northarvest Bean Growers Association and the North Dakota Soybean Council.

Soybean seedlingsProper plant establishment is critical to a successful harvest.

“The webinars will provide concise presentations to reach dry bean and soybean producers, and crop advisers with research-based production recommendations for 2021,” says Greg Endres, Extension cropping systems specialist based at NDSU’s Carrington Research Extension Center.

The dry bean meeting is scheduled at 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Feb. 2. Subjects that will be covered and presenters are:

  • Market types and variety review - Hans Kandel, Extension agronomist
  • Recommendations for selected plant establishment factors – Endres
  • Soil considerations and plant nutrition - Dave Franzen, Extension soil science specialist
  • Insect management - Janet Knodel, Extension entomologist
  • Disease management - Sam Markell, Extension plant pathologist
  • Weed management - Joe Ikley, Extension weed specialist

Also during the dry bean program, Mitch Coulter, Northarvest executive director, will provide an update of the organization. In addition, a prerecorded video that provides a dry bean market update by Frayne Olson, Extension crops economist, will be available.

The soybean meeting is scheduled at 8:30 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17. Subjects that will be covered and presenters are:

  • Soybean maturity and planting date - Bryan Hanson, research agronomist, NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center
  • Variety selection, the benefits of combining early planting, a late maturing variety, seeding rate and row spacing, and the results of a study evaluating foliar application of nutrients – Kandel
  • A large row spacing and seeding rate study and the effect of cover crops in the soybean system – Endres
  • Midges in soybeans and a 2021 insect pest forecast – Knodel
  • Newer soybean diseases found in this region, such as frogeye leafspot, and an update and management recommendations on several important plant diseases - Markell

Participation in the meetings is free of charge but preregistration is required. Visit to view the schedules and preregister. Those who preregister will receive emailed instructions to participate in the meeting.

Presentations will be recorded and archived. Certified crop adviser continuing education credits will be available for meeting participants.

Greg Endres
Extension Agronomist

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