White mold and irrigation water management in soybeans program, March 5 in Indiana

Participants will learn new information regarding white mold and irrigation water management, the top two barriers to producing high-yielding soybeans under irrigation.

Soybean producers have identified white mold and irrigation water management as the two main challenges associated with irrigated soybean production. In response, the Indiana Soybean Alliance, the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, Michigan State University Extension and Purdue University Extension are cooperating to conduct a White Mold and Irrigation Water Management in Soybeans educational program to address these and other issues related to irrigated soybean production. The program will be held Thursday, March 5, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Blue Gate Restaurant, 195 North Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN 46565.

Presenters from North Dakota State University, MSU and Purdue University will cover the following topics:

  • Managing white mold and sudden death syndrome under irrigation.
  • A summary of a multi-state research project evaluating various high-yield soybean management practices.
  • Soybean growth development and yield.
  • Soybean irrigation water management concepts.
  • A new and improved irrigation scheduling program.

Don Stall, two-time overall winner of the Michigan Soybean Yield Contest, will share his experience with raising high-yielding irrigated soybeans. Indiana producers will earn Pesticide Applicator Records Program (PARP) credits and Michigan producers will earn two pesticide applicator recertification credits.

The Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee and the Indiana Soybean Alliance are covering all costs, so there is no charge for the program. However, pre-registration is requested by registering online or calling 269-673-0370 ext.2562 before noon on Friday, Feb. 27. A complimentary lunch and educational materials will be provided.

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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