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Soybean College, December 21, 2005

By Mary Gieseke on
Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The University of Minnesota Extension Service, the Northwest Research and Outreach Center, the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC), and the Minnesota Soybean
Research and Promotion Council will co-sponsor a Soybean College on Wednesday, December 21st on the UMC campus. Soybean College is an in-depth, hands-on workshop
designed for soybean producers featuring top extension and research specialists from the University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University. This day- long workshop is
designed to provide participants with the latest applied information for use in soybean management. The workshop begins with registration from 8 to 8:30 in Bede Hall. The event is free to interested current UMC students. 

Please contact Mary Gieseke at the Regional Extension Center ( if you plan to attend. There is a $30 pre-registration fee for non-UMC students and $40 at the door if there is no pre-registration. The program begins at 8:30 am with a presentation on marketing 2006 soybeans by Bill Craig and Bret Oelke, Regional Extension Educators from Crookston and Fergus Falls. The rest of the morning and early afternoon will rotate lectures and laboratories.

Lecture topics include:

    • Lec. 1 Iron Deficiency and Soil Fertility – Dr. George Rehm

    • Lec. 2 Production Management and Rotations in the Red River Valley – Dr. Seth Naeve

    • Lec. 3 Niche Market Beans and Varieties/Genetics/Long and Short Term Breeding Objectives with Public vs. Private Industry – Dr. Jim Orf

    • Lec. 4 Planting Equipment Panel – Paul Aakre

Lab topics include:

    • Lab 1 Soybean Root Diseases, Getting Down to Business – Dr. Charla Hollingsworth , Dr. Dean Malvick & Rick Abrahamson

    • Lab 2 Growth Staging Soybeans – Dr. Hans Kandel & Doug Holen

    • Lab 3 Soybean Insect Issues – Dr. Ian MacRae & Dr. Phil Glogoza

    • Lab 4 Changing Weed Patterns & Soybean Herbicide Injury – Dr. Carlyle Holen & Howard Person

The Soybean College will conclude with a presentation on current weather patterns and their impact on soybean production at 3:00 pm by Dr. Mark Seeley, University of
Minnesota Extension Service Climatologist. For more information, please call the University of Minnesota Regional Extension Center at 218-281-8027.

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