NDSU schedules Getting It Right soybean meetings

Farm Forum

Soybean producers interested in intensive soybean management should plan to attend one of three Getting it Right meetings scheduled for Edgeley, Carrington and Rugby.

At the meetings, North Dakota State University Extension Service faculty and staff will discuss soybean research and 2013 production issues.

“These are soybean educational meetings with current research-based information that can help producers with soybean production decisions for the 2013 growing season,” says Hans Kandel, NDSU Extension agronomist.

The meeting dates are:

· Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Teddy’s Restaurant and Lounge meeting room in Edgeley (on the corner of U.S. Highway 281 and North Dakota Highway 13)

· Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 8:55 a.m. to 3:35 p.m. at the Carrington Research Extension Center – this is a joint educational event with the Best of the Best in Wheat, Barley and Soybean Research workshop

· Thursday, Jan. 31, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Eagles Club in Rugby (along U.S. Highway 2 on the west side of Rugby)

Sam Markell, NDSU Extension pathologist, will provide an update on the disease outlook for 2013 and results from field research conducted in 2012. 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 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. Jeff Stachler, NDSU Extension weed specialist, will talk about resistant weed management using Liberty Link soybeans. He also will discuss the status and strategies for controlling herbicide-resistant weeds.

Janet Knodel, NDSU Extension entomologist, will discuss how to manage spider mites and soybean aphids. NDSU Extension agents Al Ulmer (Edgeley), Yolanda Goodman (Rugby) and Joel Lemer (Carrington) 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.