2017 SMaRT (Soybean Management and Research Technology) Meetings

Date: February 2, 2017
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: The Brentwood Restaurant, 178 Park Dr, Caro, MI 48723
Contact: Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, 877-769-6424; Mike Staton, staton@anr.msu.edu, 269-673-0370, ext. 2562

The results of the 2016 SMaRT on-farm research projects will be presented. Participants will also learn about herbicide-resistant weeds and soybean cyst nematodes. 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 13. Please identify the location of the program and provide your name, phone number and number of people attending.


  • January 18 at Dearth Community Center, 262 S Sprague St, Coldwater, MI 49036
  • January 19 at The Trestle Stop Restaurant, 3366 M-40, Hamilton, MI 49419
  • January 31 at Baker College Welcome Center, 1309 South M-52, Owosso, MI 48867
  • February 1 at Wagon Wheel American Grill, 7888 E Grand River Ave, Portland, MI 48875
  • February 2 at The Brentwood Restaurant, 178 Park Dr, Caro, MI  48723

Time - All programs will begin at 8:45 a.m. and will end with a complimentary lunch.


8:45 a.m.    Registration and coffee

9 a.m.          Welcome and SMaRT Introduction - Mark Seamon, MSPC Research Coordinator

9:10 a.m.    2016 SMaRT On-farm Research Trial Results - Mike Staton, MSU Extension Soybean Educator

10:30 a.m.  Break

10:45 a.m.  Update and Overview of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds in Michigan - Mark Seamon

11 a.m.        Soybean Cyst Nematode Management Options for 2017 - Mark Seamon

11:15 a.m.  Future Direction of Cropping Systems Research and Education in Michigan - Dr Maninder Singh, MSU Cropping Systems Agronomist

11:35 a.m.   Identify Potential 2017 Research Projects and Discussion - Mike Staton & Mark Seamon 

12 p.m.        
Complimentary Lunch (courtesy of Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee)

This program has been approved for 2 pesticide applicator recertification credits.



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