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Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
October 12, 2015
INTER–SEEDING COVER CROPS FIELD DAY: On Wednesday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (registration at 9:30 a.m.) at the Larry Walton Farm – NE corner of Bucknell Rd. and Truckenmiller Rd., Nottawa, MI in St. Joseph County – learn why you want cover crops on your farm! At this field day, learn the benefits of early established cover crops and the alternative methods for inter-seeding cover crops in standing corn including aerial, highboy and early season inter-seeding. See a demonstration of a Hagie Highboy Seeder and check out the Penn State Inter-seeder. View 12 different cover crop plots and learn more from a soil root pit. Register for event online at http://events.anr.msu.edu/CoverCropSeedingFieldDay/ or contact Tamy Applewhite at 231.745.2732 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HERBICIDE RESISTANT WEEDS: The business of growing soybeans isn’t getting any easier is it? The commodity price of soybeans is pressing many growers into reducing input costs while trying to maintain high yields. At the same time, a couple of new curve balls are being thrown at us such as herbicide resistant weeds and changing soybean cyst nematode (SCN) types.
The Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee and the United Soybean Board are proud to provide some resources that should be helpful in battling emerging soybean production issues.
Regarding herbicide resistant weed management:
- You can find details online at www.takeactiononweeds.com.
- A short video about this subject is also available online at https://vimeo.com/fbvideo/review/141200528/05ed4bc061.
Regarding changing soybean cyst nematodes:
- A short video about this is available at https://vimeopro.com/fbvideo/michigan-soybean-promotion-committee/video/139345744.
- SCN sample bags are available from us by request. MSPC continues to fund the cost of analysis for SCN population and type testing.
SMaRT HARVEST FACTSHEETS: The following factsheets are available at http://www.michigansoybean.org/smart-fact-sheets: Reducing Soybean Harvest Losses; Harvesting Lodged Soybeans; Harvesting and Handling Frost-Damaged Soybeans.
Registration for the third annual 2016 Great Lakes Crop Summit is now open. The event is on January 27-28, 2016 and will be held at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant. To register, visit www.greatlakescropsummit.com.
SOYBEAN RESEARCH & INFORMATION INITIATIVE: Staying on top of all the latest ag technology, field data and research can be overwhelming. That’s why the Soybean Research & Information Initiative, formerly the Plant Health Initiative, continually provides you with access to expert information and news about soybean pests, diseases and agronomics. The aim of this checkoff funded website is to communicate the ongoing progress and current understanding coming from the active and wide-ranging U.S. soybean research programs. Please visit often! http://www.soybeanresearchinfo.com/
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