2018 Winter Corn and Soybean Congress Set for February 22
HARRISBURG, PA (January 22, 2018) – Herbicide-resistant weeds and their management will be the topic presented by Dr. Bryan Young as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Winter Corn and Soybean Congress. Dr. Young, Professor of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University, will share integrated weed management strategies for problematic or herbicide-resistant weeds in corn and soybean. The educational event, to be held February 22 at the Grantville Holiday Inn in Grantville, Pa., is co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Soybean Board and the Pennsylvania Corn Growers Association.
Industry experts will join Dr. Young and Penn State educators in reviewing the current research being done on behalf of corn and soybean farmers, and will discuss current trends that will impact their operations. In addition, exhibitors
will showcase their latest advancements in an ag trade show that runs throughout the day.
The meeting is slated for February 22, 2018, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Grantville Holiday Inn in Grantville, Pa. Cost is $15/person on or before February 15. Registration after February 15 is $30/person. Lunch is provided and crop management and pesticide management credits are available.
Register by calling the Pennsylvania Soybean Board at 717-651-5922. Online registration is also available by going to the “Events” tab at the Pa. Soybean Board website at www.pasoybean.org. (A small additional credit card processing fee is added for online registrations.)
Doors open for registration and refreshments at 7:00 a.m. Attendees are also invited to visit with exhibitors throughout the day and register to win a soil probe.
Topics for the 2018 Winter Corn & Soybean Congress include:
- High Profile Weeds: Herbicide Applications & Herbicide Resistance, Dr. Bryan Young, Purdue University
- Planting Green Life Lessons —Panel discussion
- Is Pa. Crop Production Keeping Pace with Pa. Animal Agriculture Needs? — Panel discussion
- What You Can Do to Impact Your Profitability, from BMPs to Lender Input – Eric Rosenbaum, Rosetree Consulting and Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit
- Soybean Disease Management —Dr. Paul Esker, Penn State weed pathologist
- Hot Topics Facing Us Today — Dwight Lingenfelter, Penn State weed specialist
About the Pennsylvania Soybean Board
The Pennsylvania Soybean Board is a farmer-controlled Board responsible for managing Pennsylvania’s share of funds received from the nationwide Soybean Checkoff program. The funding is available under an assessment program, approved by Congress in 1990, under which soybean farmers contribute 50 cents of every $100 they receive for their beans at the first point of sale. Funds are used to develop markets, educate consumers, and research new ways to utilize and produce soybeans more efficiently. For more information, visit www.pasoybean.org.