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Register now for "Soybean management for 2020 and beyond"

By Ryan Miller, Extension educator – crops, and Phyllis Bongard, Content development and communications specialist

Soybean production gets more complicated year after year. You need to pick the best variety and plant an optimal population and on an optimal date; this is further complicated by a multitude of different herbicide resistance packages that are available (we’ll address that topic in our weed management webinar on February 27th). Meanwhile, seed costs continue to rise and farmers face many challenges to getting their crop planted on time.

In addition, we now have pyrethroid insecticide resistance present in some soybean aphid populations. Many farmers have turned to neonicotinoid seed treatments to help manage risk and to ensure a successful cropping season. In this webinar we will look at what research is saying on the value of neonicotinoid seed treatments.

Join us for “Soybean management for 2020 and beyond”, the second session in the NEW Strategic Farming – Optimizing Management for 2020 webinar series with speakers Seth Naeve, Extension soybean agronomist, and Bob Koch, Extension soybean entomologist. Tune in live Thursday, January 16, 2019, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. To register, visit

How the webinar series works

Once you register for a webinar in the Strategic Farming series, you'll receive a confirmation email.

You'll also receive reminder emails with a link to the webinar prior to the event. There's no need to download any apps or programs to join. Simply click on "Launch from my browser" in the "Join the webinar" window.

You are welcome to register for any and all of the Strategic Farming webinars in the series. There is no fee to join the webinars, but you will need to register for each webinar you wish to attend individually. Visit the Strategic Farming: Optimizing management for 2020 webpage for more information and to register:

The primary target audience for the series is farmers, but all interested agricultural professionals, agency personnel, educators, etc. are welcome to participate as well.

If this time doesn’t work out for you, no problem! The webinars will be recorded and available at a later date.

Other webinars in the series

January 29, Wednesday, 12:00–1:00 pm - Cover crops: Matching your management strategies and goals

How can you match cover crops to meet your cropping system goals? Have you wondered if cover crops can support your nutrient needs? Learn about U of MN cover crop research addressing these questions and more.

Speakers: Axel Garcia y Garcia, Agronomist - Sustainable cropping systems and Paulo Pagliari, Nutrient management specialist

February 13, Thursday, 12:00-1:00 p.m. - New pests and pathogens complicate Minnesota soybean and corn production

Will soybean gall midge drive changes in Minnesota soybean production? What are the potential impacts and risks of tar spot in corn and frogeye leaf spot in soybean? Learn the latest information about these new pests in Minnesota crop production.

Speakers: Bruce Potter, Extension IPM specialist, and Dean Malvick, Extension plant pathologist

February 27, Thursday, 12:00-1:00 p.m. - Hot topics in weed management: Putting the pieces together

With the multitude of crop herbicide resistant trait packages available, chemical weed management has become more complicated, especially as herbicide resistant weeds continue to cause management challenges. A good understanding of weed biology and trait package options along with results from field trials implementing chemical and non-chemical methods will help you get the most out of your weed management investment.

Speakers: Ryan Miller, Extension educator, Lisa Behnken, Extension educator and Tom Peters, Sugarbeet weed specialist

For more information

Visit the Strategic Farming: Optimizing management for 2020 webpage for more information and to register:
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