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NDSU Schedules Getting It Right Soybean Production Meetings

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Submitted by Craig Askim, Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources

These educational meetings featuring research-based information can help producers with soybean production decisions.

Soybean producers interested in intensive soybean management should plan to attend “Getting it Right in Soybean Production” meetings scheduled for Hettinger, Underwood, Minot, and Newburg.

At these meetings, North Dakota State University Extension Service faculty and staff will discuss past soybean research conducted in North Dakota and the outlook and production issues for 2015.

“Farming is very complex, and with tight budgets, it is important for producers to gain as much knowledge as possible,” says Hans Kandel, NDSU Extension Service agronomist. “This soybean educational meeting featuring research-based information can help producers with soybean production decisions for the 2015 growing season.”

The meeting dates are:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Central Grasslands Research Extension Center near Streeter. The address is 4824 48th Ave. S.E.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Underwood City Hall meeting room
  • Thursday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Central Research Extension Center in Minot
  • Thursday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Newburg Community Center

Sam Markell, NDSU Extension pathologist, will provide an update on the disease outlook for 2015 and field research results conducted in 2014. Two important topics covered will be an update on soybean cyst nematodes and how to manage soybean diseases. Kandel 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 area Extension 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.

In Minot and Newburg, the program will include a crop improvement update, as well as a short business meeting.


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