Irrigated Corn and Soybean Production Program on Feb. 6, 2017

New research results and recommendations for managing irrigated corn and soybeans will be presented at program in Shipshewana, Indiana.

Agricultural producers from Indiana and Michigan are interested in fine-tuning their irrigated corn and soybean production systems. Because of this, the Indiana Soybean Alliance, Indiana Corn Marketing Council, Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, Corn Marketing Program of Michigan, Michigan State University Extension and Purdue Extension are cooperating to conduct an educational program to address issues related to irrigated corn and soybean production. The Irrigated Corn and Soybean Production Program will be Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Blue Gate Restaurant, 195 North Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN 46565.

Presenters include Bruce Mackellar, Steve Miller and Lyndon Kelley from Michigan State University; Shaun Casteel, Bob Nielsen and Jim Camberato from Purdue University; and Jim Specht from the University of Nebraska. The following topics will be covered:

  • Agronomic management practice to improve irrigated corn and soybean yields.
  • A summary of 2016 Michigan soybean irrigation research.
  • A summary of sulfur research on soybeans.
  • Nitrogen management recommendations for irrigated corn production.
  • Integrating checkbook irrigation scheduling with soil moisture monitoring.

Indiana producers will earn Pesticide Applicator Records Program (PARP) credits and Michigan producers will earn pesticide recertification credits.

The Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, Corn Marketing Program of Michigan, Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council are covering most of the costs for this program. However, there is a $10 per person registration fee and pre-registration is requested before Friday, Feb. 3, to ensure an accurate count for lunch and materials. Online registration is available at Irrigated Corn and Soybean Production Program. If you are unable to register online, please call 517-353-3175.

This article was produced by the SMaRT project (Soybean Management and Research Technology). The SMaRT project was developed to help Michigan producers increase soybean yields and farm profitability. The SMaRT project is a partnership between Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee.

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