Soybean Production Workshops Scheduled for December
HARRISBURG, PA (November 16, 2016) –The Penn State Extension Crop Management Team has scheduled four Soybean Production Workshops in December. These day-long workshops teach soybean producers new integrated pest and cultural management practices covering the entire growing season, from planting to harvest. Support for the workshops is provided in part by the Pennsylvania Soybean Board through the soybean checkoff.
Each workshop will feature Penn State researchers, experienced soybean growers, and county Extension personnel presenting information covering all aspects of soybean production from planting to harvest. Topics include information on optimizing variety selection and planting rates, fertility management, weed, insect and disease scouting and harvest management. CCA and pesticide credits are available at each location.
The workshops will be held on Tuesday, December 13 at the J. Roy Houston Conservation Center in Greensburg, Westmoreland County; on Thursday, December 15 at the AgChoice Farm Credit Bldg. in Martinsburg, Blair County; on Tuesday, December 20 at Penn State Extension Union County office in Mifflinburg, and on Thursday, December 22 at the Lebanon Valley Ag Center in Lebanon.
The Soybean Production Workshops run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at each location. There is a $15 fee to attend, which includes lunch and materials. Pre-registration is required one week prior to the workshop. Register online at http://extension.psu.edu/soybean-production or call Penn State Extension Lebanon County Registration Support at 717-270-4391 to register by phone.
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. ###