The American Soybean Association (ASA) is continuing its educational commitment to soybean growers with the 2005 Winter Soybean Rust Seminars. ASA will begin this latest series of soybean rust education meetings on Jan. 10, in Dubuque, Iowa. A total of five one-day seminars will be held in five states.

To help educate and inform growers, the seminars will include presentations on soybean rust basics, detection techniques, protecting crops from soybean rust and fundamentals of fungicide application. Representatives from the USDA and various agribusinesses, along with state rust specialists, will present information to growers.

The ASA Winter Soybean Rust Seminar dates are as follows:

Jan. 10, 2005 - Dubuque, Iowa (Grand River Center)

Jan. 14, 2005 - Sioux Falls, S.D. (Sioux Falls Convention Center)

Jan. 28, 2005 - Decatur, Ill. (Holiday Inn)

Jan. 31, 2005 - Savannah, Ga. (Marriott Savannah Riverfront)

Feb. 1, 2005 - Columbia, Mo. (Ramada Inn)

Continuing Education Units (CEU) may be applicable for Certified Crop Advisors. Applications for CEUs have been filed with the American Society of Agronomy.

Attendees may register at or by calling 800/688-7692.

Sponsors of ASA's 2005 Winter Rust Seminars are: BASF; Bayer CropScience; Dow AgroSciences; DuPont; John Deere; Nitragin; Sipcam Agro USA, Inc.; Syngenta; and TeeJet Spray Products.

Source: Association Release