Soybean producers and crop advisers will have an opportunity to learn about soybean production management issues during the 2021 Getting it Right in Soybean Production online conference that North Dakota State University Extension, with support from the North Dakota Soybean Council, is holding from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17.

“Crop production depends on many decisions, and new research-based production information is generated annually,” says Hans Kandel, Extension agronomist for broadleaf crops. “Therefore, it is important for producers to gain as much practical knowledge as possible. This soybean educational event will provide tips and suggestions that can help producers with soybean production decisions for the 2021 growing season.”

Topics that will be covered and speakers are:

  • Soybean maturity and planting date - Bryan Hanson, research agronomist, NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center
  • Variety selection, the benefits of combining early planting, a late maturing variety, seeding rate and row spacing, and the results of a study evaluating foliar application of nutrients - Kandel
  • A large row spacing and seeding rate study and the effect of cover crops in the soybean system - Greg Endres, NDSU Extension cropping systems specialist
  • Midges in soybeans and a 2021 insect pest forecast - Janet Knodel, NDSU Extension entomologist
  • Newer soybean diseases found in this region, such as frogeye leafspot, and an update and management recommendations on several important plant diseases - Sam Markell, NDSU Extension pathologist

Attendees also will receive a list of several pertinent Extension soybean production resources as reference materials.

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The program is free of charge but preregistration is required. Visit https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/carringtonrec/events to register. Those who preregister will receive emailed instructions on how to participate in the meeting.

The presentations will be recorded and archived. Certified crop adviser continuing education credits will be available for meeting participants.