2016 SMaRT (Soybean Management and Research Technology) Meetings
Date: January 20, 2016
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Location: Dearth Community Center, 262 S Sprague St, Coldwater, MI 49036
Contact: Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, 877.769.6424; Mike Staton, firstname.lastname@example.org, 269.673.0370
The results of the 2015 SMaRT on-farm research projects and other related soybean research will be presented. Participants will also learn about the future direction of Michigan Soybean Checkoff-funded research. Ample time has been provided for questions, comments and discussion.
The Michigan Soybean Checkoff program is covering all costs. However, pre-registration is requested to ensure an accurate count for lunch and materials. Please register by following the link below or call the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee office in Frankenmuth at 877.769.6424 before Friday, January 15th.
When & Where - PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING DATES/LOCATIONS:
- January 19th at the Old Mill Banquet Hall and Museum, 242 Toledo St, Dundee, MI 48131
- January 20th at Dearth Community Center, 262 S Sprague St, Coldwater, MI 49036
- January 21st at Baker College, 1020 S Wahington St, Owosso, MI 48867
- February 2nd at Wagon Wheel American Grill, 7888 E Grand River Ave, Portland, MI 48875
Time - All programs will begin at 8:45am and will end with a complimentary lunch.
8:45am Registration and coffee
9:00am Welcome and SMaRT Introduction - Mark Seamon, MSPC Research Coordinator
9:10am 2015 SMaRT On-farm Research Trial Results - Mike Staton, MSU Extension Soybean Educator
10:20am Seed Treatment Effects on Yield, Income and the Environment - Dr Chris DiFonzo, MSU Extension Field Crop Entomologist
11:00am Agronomic Management Practices of the Top Yielding Farms in the Michigan Soybean Yield Contest - Ned Birkey, Spartan Agricultural Consulting LLC
11:30am Identify Potential 2016 Research Projects and Discussion - Mike Staton & Mark Seamon
12:15pm Complimentary Lunch (courtesy of Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee)
This program has been approved for 2 pesticide applicator recertification credits.