Ohio State University to offer "Soybean School"

decrease font size  Resize text   increase font size       Printer-friendly version of this article Printer-friendly version of this article

Soybean farmers can learn tips to increase their yields from Ohio State University Experts at the March 7 Soybean School.

The daylong workshop is part of the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference and will begin at 8:30 a.m. Presenters will offer strategies for growers on "everything you'll need to know to improve your yields and to have a great soybean production year," said Harold Watters, an Ohio State University Extension agronomy field specialist and coordinator of the university's Agronomic Crops Team.

"We want to increase soybean yield in Ohio in an economical fashion," said Watters, who will moderate Soybean School. "Growers have told us that we're not getting the increases in soybean yields that growers are seeing in corn yields, so we've brought in experts to help growers find innovative ways to increase soybean yield. That means taking a look at how to get rid of pests, disease and weeds, and also taking a look at what's next in soybean breeding."

Sessions will include:

  • "The Impact of Weeds on Soybean Yield" by Mark Loux, an OSU Extension weed specialist, who will discuss how weeds such as glyphosate-resistant marestail and giant ragweed negatively affect yield.
  • "New Products from Plant Breeding" by
 Leah McHale, a soybean breeder with joint appointments with OSU Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. McHale will discuss, from an industry perspective, whether there are new twists on soybean output that will bring growers more dollars per acre.
  • "Soybean Fertility and the Tri-State Recommendations " by Ed Lentz, an OSU Extension soybean fertility specialist, who will give tri-state recommendations on soil fertility needs for soybeans.
  • "Insect Impacts on Soybean Yield" by 
Ron Hammond, an entomologist with joint appointments with OSU Extension and OARDC, who will discuss insects, particularly possible yield reduction from slugs.
  • "Plant Disease Impact on Yield" by Anne Dorrance, a plant pathologist with joint appointments with OSU Extension and OARDC, who will discuss genetic disease resistance, including soybean cyst nematode.
  • "A History of Ohio Soybeans
" by Jim Beuerlein, a retired OSU Extension soybean specialist, who will offer a historical view of Ohio soybeans and future prospects for growers.

"Soybean school offers an in-depth look at soybean production from multiple experts in which participants can gain insights from faculty that present studies based on real data," Dorrance said. "That offers growers a significant advantage because once you know what the problems are, you can design the management strategies for that production region in the state."

The workshop also will include information from experts at Purdue University, the University of Illinois and the University of Missouri.

The Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference is sponsored by OSU Extension, OARDC, Northwest Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Ohio No-Till Council.

The full schedule and registration information can be found at http://ctc.osu.edu . Participants may register online or by mail. Registration for the full conference is $80 (or $60 for one day) if received by Feb. 24. Information also is available in county offices of OSU Extension.


Buyers Guide

Doyle Equipment Manufacturing Co.
Doyle Equipment Manufacturing prides themselves as being “The King of the Rotary’s” with their Direct Drive Rotary Blend Systems. With numerous setup possibilities and sizes, ranging from a  more...
A.J. Sackett Sons & Company
Sackett Blend Towers feature the H.I.M, High Intensity Mixer, the next generation of blending and coating technology which supports Precision Fertilizer Blending®. Its unique design allows  more...
R&R Manufacturing Inc.
The R&R Minuteman Blend System is the original proven performer. Fast, precise blending with a compact foot print. Significantly lower horsepower requirement. Low inload height with large  more...
Junge Control Inc.
Junge Control Inc. creates state-of-the-art product blending and measuring solutions that allow you to totally maximize operating efficiency with amazing accuracy and repeatability, superior  more...
Yargus Manufacturing
The flagship blending system for the Layco product line is the fully automated Layco DW System™. The advanced technology of the Layco DW (Declining Weight) system results in a blending  more...
Yargus Manufacturing
The LAYCOTE™ Automated Coating System provides a new level of coating accuracy for a stand-alone coating system or for coating (impregnating) in an automated blending system. The unique  more...
John Deere
The DN345 Drawn Dry Spreader can carry more than 12 tons of fertilizer and 17.5 tons of lime. Designed to operate at field speeds up to 20 MPH with full loads and the G4 spreader uniformly  more...
Force Unlimited
The Pro-Force is a multi-purpose spreader with a wider apron and steeper sides. Our Pro-Force has the most aggressive 30” spinner on the market, and is capable of spreading higher rates of  more...
BBI Spreaders
MagnaSpread 2 & MagnaSpread 3 — With BBI’s patented multi-bin technology, these spreaders operate multiple hoppers guided by independent, variable-rate technology. These models are built on  more...


Comments (1) Leave a comment 

Name
e-Mail (required)
Location

Comment:

characters left

bob streit    
iowa  |  February, 23, 2012 at 01:43 PM

Did they think about getting Kip or Ray to discuss the programs that each use in their respective areas?


X-TENDED REACH GRAIN CARTS

YOUR BEST HARVEST IS NOW WITHIN REACH J&M introduces their patented line of X-tended Reach grain carts, featuring a frontfolding single ... Read More

View all Products in this segment

View All Buyers Guides

Feedback Form
Feedback Form