2016 Soybean Harvest Equipment Field Day has been rescheduled

The Soybean Harvest Equipment Field Day originally scheduled for Friday, Sept. 16, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27, due to delayed crop development.

The Soybean Harvest Equipment Field Day that was scheduled to take place near Edwardsburg, Michigan, this coming Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Sept. 27. The reason for the change is the field will not be ready to harvest on Sept. 16, and the goal of the field day is to demonstrate equipment and management practices for reducing harvest losses.

The event will be held at 66863 Dailey Road, Edwardsburg, MI 49112 on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The field day will begin with a Michigan Farm Bureau presentation on farm truck regulations and safety at 10:45 a.m. and conclude by 3 p.m. The following topics and equipment will be demonstrated:

  • Draper heads
  • Auger heads
  • Air-assisted reels
  • Harvest loss measurements
  • Ground speed effects on harvest losses

There is no charge for the field day. However, pre-registration is requested by calling 269-673-0370 ext. 2562 before noon on Friday, Sept. 23, as a complimentary barbeque lunch and educational materials will be provided. If rain is forecast, please call the same number and extension for cancellation or rescheduling updates.

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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