Register now for workshop on growing soybeans that out-compete weeds

By Lizabeth Stahl,
University of Minnesota Extension Educator-Crops
and Seth Naeve,
University of Minnesota Extension Soybean Specialist

Weed management has become one of the most significant challenges in crop production as herbicide resistance continues to increase. Learn about the latest research and information to address these challenges by attending a “Strategic Farming: Growing Soybeans That Out-Compete Weeds” workshop this winter. Registration is now open at https://z.umn.edu/strategic-farming.

By attending, you will learn about:

• Growing soybeans that out-compete weeds.

— What are the impacts of row spacing, plant population, canopy closure, and pest pressure on soybean competitiveness and profitability?

• Beating weeds at their own game.

— How can we use weed biology to our advantage?

• Breaking the cycle of loving a technology to death: Get off the resistance treadmill.

— What are some new viable weed management options that we can implement now?

• Implementing a game plan.

— What is your strategy to win against weeds?

Locations include:

• Alexandria at the Holiday Inn, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Jan. 17

• Willmar at the Best Western Plus, 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Jan. 30

• Fairmont at the Knights of Columbus, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Feb. 8

• New Ulm at the Best Western Plus, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Feb. 12

• McIntosh at the Community Center, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Feb. 15

• Slayton at the Murray County Fairgrounds, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Feb. 22

• Hutchinson at the Hutchinson Event Center, 12:30 – 4:00 p.m., Feb. 26

• Faribault at the Rice County Fairgrounds, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Feb. 27

• Appleton at Shooters Bar & Grill, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Feb. 28

• Austin at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, time TBA, March 2

Lunch is included at all locations except for Willmar where breakfast will be provided. Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification will run concurrently at the Alexandria, Fairmont, and McIntosh locations; therefore, attendance until 2:30 p.m. is required to receive recertification. Bonus crops production topics will be presented at the Faribault location from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Registration is strongly encouraged at least five days prior to each event to assist in meal and program planning. Please visit https://z.umn.edu/strategic-farming. This program is being sponsored by the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council.

For more information about this program, please contact Liz Stahl at 507-372-3900 or [email protected], or Seth Naeve at 612-625-4298 or [email protected]