Getting Soybeans Right

NDSU schedules series of meetings on intensive management.

Published on: Jan 23, 2012

Soybean producers interested in intensive soybean management should plan to attend one of three Getting it Right meetings scheduled for Langdon, Oakes and Jamestown. At the meetings, North Dakota State University Extension Service faculty and staff will discuss soybean research and 2012 production issues.

"These are soybean educational meetings with current research-based information that can help producers with soybean production decisions for the 2012 growing season," says Hans Kandel, NDSU Extension agronomist.

The meeting dates are:

Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Langdon Research Extension Center meeting room

Thursday, Jan. 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Charles Social Center (410 7th St. N.) in Oakes

Friday, Jan. 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lantern Room of The Depot restaurant (300 2nd Ave. N.E.) in Jamestown

Sam Markell, NDSU Extension pathologist, will provide an update on the disease outlook for 2012 and results from field research conducted in 2011. Two important topics covered will be an update on the soybean cyst nematode and how to manage white mold in soybeans. Kandel will address variety selection, the latest information about iron chlorosis prevention, importance of good 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, seed sizes, different soybean chemical products on the market and weed management issues. NDSU Extension agents Ronald Beneda (Langdon), Julie Hassebroek (Forman), Kacey Holm (Oakes) and Lance Brower (Jamestown) will be the hosts and provide local crop updates.

The 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.

Source: NDSU Extension Communications