Soybean Management Workshop Puts Spotlight on Best Management Practices
HARRISBURG, PA (August 22, 2019) – Farmers interested in best management practices for soybean production are invited to attend a soybean management workshop and herbicide demonstration, presented by Penn State Extension with a grant from the Pennsylvania Soybean Board.
The event will be held on September 4, 2019 at Thiele Dairy in Butler County. The workshop will discuss proper variety selection, tillage considerations, row spacing, plant populations and other cultural management strategies that can impact soybean yield.
The management of diseases and insects that are common to the area and to Pennsylvania will be discussed. Focus will be on the control through varieties, rotations and the effectiveness and availability of common pesticides.
A weed scientist will provide education on current practices and application strategies for different herbicide programs, including the use of residual herbicides and new herbicide technologies. Ten herbicide plots are being maintained for demonstration purposes. Participants will be able to view the weed growth on these plots and learn about different programs and their effectiveness on common soybean weeds.
Discussion on harvest and storage considerations will center on knowing when and how to properly remove the crop and how to store the crop after it is harvested. This will include options for combines, grain moisture and storage bins.
There is a $15 fee to attend this workshop. A light lunch will be provided. Credits are available.
Soybean Management Workshop and Herbicide Demonstration (Butler County)
WHEN: Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
WHERE: Thiele Dairy, 753 N. Pike Rd., Cabot, PA 16023
For the agenda and to register, go to https://extension.psu.edu/soybean-management-workshop-and-herbicide-demonstration
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.