The SMaRT (Soybean Management and Research Technologies) meeting that was originally scheduled for Tuesday, January 28 in Dowagiac, has been rescheduled for February 11. The meeting will be held at the Dowagiac Conservation Club, 54551 M-51 North, Dowagiac, MI 49047, beginning at 8:45 a.m.
Funded by the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee (MSPC), the SMaRT program helps growers understand the impacts of new products and management practices by conducting on-farm research projects and sharing the results with growers through these educational meetings. Participants will learn how various management practices, products and equipment impacted soybean yields and income in 2013. In addition, we will share data from eight years of the Michigan soybean yield contest results and identify the top ten factors that appear to affect soybean yields.
Tim Boring, MSPC Research Director, will also discuss the direction of Michigan's checkoff-funded research. Following these presentations, participants are encouraged to share their thoughts and concerns regarding Michigan soybean production.
This program has been approved for one pesticide applicator recertification credit.
The Michigan Soybean Checkoff program is covering all costs. However, pre-registration is requested to ensure an accurate count for lunch and materials. Please call the MSPC office at 877.769.6424 by Friday, February 7 to register.