Extension News

Early-Season Soybean Management Clinic Offered

6/13/2007

AMES, Iowa -- Early planting is a must to increase soybean yields. However, it is important to manage early season weeds, insects and diseases if producers want to see the advantages of early planting.

The Agribusiness Education Program and Iowa State University Extension is offering an early-season soybean management clinic on June 21 at the Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL). This workshop features hands-on interaction and extensive field demonstrations showing date of planting and depth of planting effects, tillage systems, weed control, seed treatments, inoculants and soybean cyst nematode management strategies.

Program topics include
• Above-ground growth – growth and development, biomass accumulation, measurements
• Below-ground growth – roots, nodules, mycorrhizae
• Seedling diseases
• Weed management – PRE and POST emergence strategies
• Insect management – soybean aphids, bean leaf beetles, seed treatments
• Soybean cyst nematode – extraction, management, sources of resistance

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and workshops run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. FEEL is located approximately 5 miles west of Ames; 3.0 crop management and 3.5 pest management Certified Crop Adviser credits have been approved.

The registration fee is $145 and includes lunch, breaks and class materials. Registration can be completed online at www.aep.iastate.edu . Print registration forms and additional class information also is available at that site. Pre-registration is required and registrations will not be accepted the day of the clinic. This class is limited to the first 50 paid registrations.

For questions or additional information, please contact the Agribusiness Education Program at (515) 432-9548 or aep@iastate.edu.

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Contacts :

Brent Pringnitz, Agri-Business Education Program, (515) 294-9487, bpring@iastate.edu

Jean McGuire, Extension Communications and Marketing, (515) 294-7033, jmcguire@iastate.edu