2016 SMaRT soybean on-farm research meetings

Results from 2015 Soybean Management and Research Technologies on-farm research projects presented at meetings around Michigan in early 2016.

The results from the 2015 SMaRT (Soybean Management and Research Technologies) on-farm research projects will be presented at four programs conducted around Michigan in January and early February 2016. All programs will begin at 8:45 a.m. and end with a complimentary lunch. The dates and locations for the four programs are listed below:

  • Jan. 19, Old Mill Banquet Hall  and Museum, 242 Toledo St., Dundee, MI 48131
  • Jan. 20, Dearth Community Center, 262 S Sprague St., Coldwater, MI 49036
  • Jan. 21, Baker College, 1020 S Washington St, Owosso, MI 48867 
  • Feb. 2, Wagon Wheel  American Grill, 7888 E. Grand River Ave., Portland, MI 48875

Participants will learn how various management practices and products impacted soybean yields and income in 2015. Ned Birkey will discuss the top 10 factors that appear to affect soybean yields in 10 years of the Michigan soybean yield contest. Michigan State University field crop entomologist Christina DiFonzo will discuss the economic and environmental impacts of seed treatments. Time has been allocated for input, questions and open discussion regarding the information presented at the program and future SMaRT on-farm research projects. This program has been approved for two pesticide applicator recertification credits

The Michigan Soybean Checkoff program is covering all costs. However, pre-registration is requested to ensure an accurate count for lunch and materials. Please call the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee office in Frankenmuth, Michigan, at 877-769-6424 at least three days prior to the date of the meeting, or register online at: 2016 SMaRT (Soybean Management and Research Technology) Meetings.

This article was produced by the SMaRT project (Soybean Management and Research Technology). The SMaRT project was developed to help Michigan producers increase soybean yields and farm profitability. The SMaRT project is a partnership between Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee.

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