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Register now for final workshops on growing soybeans that out-compete weeds

By Lizabeth Stahl, Extension Educator-Crops, and Seth Naeve, Soybean Extension Specialist

soybean plants
Photo credit: Lisa Behnken
Weed management has become one of the most significant challenges in crop production as herbicide resistance continues to increase.  Learn about the latest research and information to address these challenges by attending a “Strategic Farming:  Growing Soybeans That Out-Compete Weeds”  workshop this winter.  Registration is now open at https://z.umn.edu/strategic-farming.

By attending, you will learn about:

  • Growing soybeans that out-compete weeds.
    • What are the impacts of row spacing, plant population, canopy closure, and pest pressure on soybean competitiveness and profitability?
  • Beating weeds at their own game.
    • How can we use weed biology to our advantage?
  • Breaking the cycle of loving a technology to death: Get off the resistance treadmill.
    • What are some new viable weed management options that we can implement now
  • Implementing a game plan.
    • What is your strategy to win against weeds?

Final locations include:

  • McIntosh at the Community Center, 9:00 am-12:30 pm, February 15
  • Slayton at the Murray County Fairgrounds, 9:00 am-12:30 pm, February 22
    • Small Grains program will follow from 12:30 – 4:00 at this location.
  • Hutchinson at the Hutchinson Event Center, 12:30-4:00 pm, February 26
  • Faribault at the Rice County Fairgrounds, 9:00 am-12:30 pm, February 27
  • Appleton at Shooters Bar & Grill, 9:00 am-12:30 pm, February 28
  • Austin at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, Registration at 8:30 a.m. Program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., March 2
    • Bonus production topics will be presented at this location in cooperation with Northern Country Coop, “Acre Answer Summit.”
Lunch is included at all locations. Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification will run concurrently at the McIntosh location; therefore, attendance until 2:30 pm is required to receive recertification.

Registration is strongly encouraged at least five days prior to each event to assist in meal and program planning. Please visit https://z.umn.edu/strategic-farming. This program is being sponsored by the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council.

For more information about this program, please contact Liz Stahl at 507-372-3900 or stah0012@umn.edu, or Seth Naeve at 612-625-4298 or naeve002@umn.edu.
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