Mandan News

Seminars geared towards soybean producers

NDSU Extension Agent
By Jackie Buckley

Dates to Remember
Jan. 23 Burleigh County Soil Health Day, RamKota Hotel and Conference Center, 9 a.m.
Jan. 27 4-H/FFA Livestock and Crops Judging Workout, Mandan High School, 7 p.m.
Jan. 29 Soybean Producer Meeting, Burleigh County Extension Office, 9:30 a.m.
Feb. 1 4-H/FFA Judging Contest Napoleon
Feb. 5 Dairy Cow College, Morton County Fairgrounds, New Salem, 10:30 a.m.

Soybean success seminars scheduled
Soybean producers from Morton and Burleigh County interested in the latest information about soybean production should plan to attend the Soybean Success Seminar on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at the Burleigh County Extension Office on Bismarck Expressway. A technical agronomist from Asgrow and the director of research from the North Dakota Soybean Council, Kendall Nichols, will discuss the most current soybean-production information.

“We’ll be providing current, research-based information that can help producers with soybean production decisions for the 2014 growing season,” says Nichols. Two important topics will be an update on soybean cyst nematodes and how to manage soybean diseases.

Evan Twedt, Asgrow technical agronomist, will provide the latest information about weed-resistance management in soybeans. NDSU Extension Agents Jackie Buckley and Tyler Kralicek will host the Bismarck seminar. The extension agents will provide local production and crop updates.

Stephanie Sinner, director of marketing for the N.D. Soybean Council, will present highlights about the programs funded by the soybean check-off during the past year. Nancy Johnson, executive director of the North Dakota Soybean Growers Association will also outline the association’s role in the soybean industry.

Lunch is sponsored by the North Dakota Soybean Council. The program is sponsored by Asgrow, Titan Machinery and the North Dakota Soybean Growers Association and the NDSU Extension Service Morton and Burleigh County. The Soybean Success Seminars are free to producers and are open to the public. Pre-registration is not necessary.