U-M Hosts Slayton Soybean Research Update, Plot Tour

Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 31, you can walk fields at the Bob Nelson farm.

Published on: Aug 19, 2011

By Mike Boersma, Extension Educator, Pipestone and Murray Counties

Have you been able to keep up with the latest information on new soybean varieties and technologies that will be available next year?

Compare the latest technologies and traits in the field while discussing management strategies to optimize soybean profitability when you attend the University of Minnesota Soybean Research Update and Plot Tour on Wednesday, August 31.  The program will be held at the Bob Nelson farm, near Westbrook, from 2:30 to 4:30 pm.

The field day, sponsored by U-M Extension, the Corn and Soybean Growers Associations of Cottonwood and Murray Counties, Elizabeth Johnson, and Bob Nelsen, is free and open to all who wish to attend and will be held rain or shine.

The program will begin with a number of research updates.  Jim Orf, U-M Soybean Plant Breeder, will discuss the latest soybean variety technologies and traits, including a potential new source of soybean cyst nematode resistance and aphid resistant soybeans.  Bruce Potter, Integrated Pest Management Specialist based out of the Research and Outreach Center in Lamberton, will provide an update on his research.  In addition, Liz Stahl, Extension Educator in Crops, will discuss weed resistance and provide an update on the twin row research.

Following the research updates and weather permitting, attendees are welcome to walk through the nearby research plot with the U of M specialists for a side-by-side comparison of different soybean varieties and technologies.

The farm is located at 1173 280th Ave, Westbrook.  Directions from Westbrook:  Travel west on MN-30 for 3.2 miles.  At the Rolling Hills Golf Club, go south on 280th Ave/CR-67 for about 1 3/4 miles, and the farmsite is on the west side of the road.

For more information, please contact Liz Stahl at 507-372-3900, stah0012@umn.edu; or Mike Boersma at 507-836-6927, boers010@umn.edu

By Mike Boersma, U-M Extension Educator, Pipestone and Murray Counties

Source:  Mike Boersma, University of Minnesota Extension, 507-836-6927, boers010@umn.edu

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