Irrigated Soybean Production Program

Date: February 29, 2016
Time: 8:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Blue Gate Restaurant 195 North Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, IN 46565
Contact: Mike Staton at (269) 673-0370 or

February 29, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (EST)
Blue Gate Restaurant
195 North Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, IN 46565


Participants will learn about the latest university recommendations for managing irrigated soybeans.


The cost of this program is $10 per person and pre-registration is required.

Registration Deadline

The deadline to register is Wednesday, February 24, 2016. 

Pesticide applicator recertification credits are available for private and commercial applicators in Michigan and Indiana. Indiana PAs need to bring their license and $10 PARP fee. Certified Crop Adviser CEUs have been applied for.

Agenda (Times listed are EST)

8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee
9:00 a.m.
 Welcome and Introduction–Mark Seamon, Michigan Soybean Checkoff, and Mike Dunn, Indiana Soybean Alliance
9:15 a.m. Soybean Planting Rate Results and Recommendations — Mike Staton, Michigan State University Extension
10:00 a.m.  A Summary of Michigan Soybean Irrigation Scheduling Research Conducted in 2015 — Steve Miller and Bruce Mackellar, Michigan State University Extension
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. 2015 Soybean Disease Research Results and 2016 Management Recommendations - Dr. Kiersten Wise, Purdue University and Dr. Martin Chilvers, Michigan State University
11:50 a.m. Indiana PARP Regulatory Topic “Bee Aware” a quick program on protecting pollinators
12:05 p.m.
Lunch (Sponsored by the Michigan Soybean Checkoff and the Indiana Soybean Alliance)
1:20 p.m.
Cutting Costs While Optimizing Soybean Yield and Quality - Dr. Shaun Casteel, Purdue University Extension
2:10 p.m.
 Soybean Cyst Nematode Management Update — Fred Warner, Michigan State University
2:50 p.m.
 Panel of Producers Willing to Share Their Experience with Irrigated Soybean Production — moderator,
Lyndon Kelley, Michigan State University and Purdue University
3:30 p.m. Wrap - up and Adjourn


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