2018 SMaRT soybean on-farm research meetings

Results from 2017 SMaRT (Soybean Management and Research Technologies) on-farm research projects will be presented at six programs around Michigan in January and February.

Photo by Mike Staton, MSU Extension

Photo by Mike Staton, MSU Extension

The results from the 2017 SMaRT (Soybean Management and Research Technologies) on-farm research projects will be presented at six programs around Michigan in January and early February 2018. All programs will begin at 8:45 a.m. and end with a complimentary lunch. The dates and locations for the six 2018 SMaRT Meetings are below:

  • Jan.16, Baker College Welcome Center, 1309 South M-52, Owosso, MI 48867 
  • Jan.18, Dearth Community Center, 262 S Sprague St., Coldwater, MI 49036
  • Jan. 24, The Brentwood Restaurant, 178 Park Dr., Caro, MI 48723
  • Feb. 6, The Trestle Stop Restaurant, 3366 M-40, Hamilton, MI 49419
  • Feb. 7, Wagon Wheel  American Grill, 7888 E. Grand River Ave., Portland, MI 48875
  • Feb. 9, Dowagiac Conservation Club, 54551 M-51 North, Dowagiac, MI 49047

Participants will learn how various management practices and products impacted soybean yields and income in the 2017 SMaRT on-farm research trials. Mark Seamon, research coordinator for the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, will provide an overview of the research projects funded by the Michigan Soybean Checkoff.

Participants will also have an opportunity to meet Marisol Quintanilla, Michigan State University’s new nematologist, and learn about her plans for helping Michigan soybean producers manage soybean cyst nematodes.

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 or register online at 2018 SMaRT Meetings. Please register before Friday, Jan. 12, for the Owosso, Coldwater and Caro meetings and before Friday, Jan. 26, for the Hamilton, Portland and Dowagiac 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. SMaRT is a partnership between Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Soybean Checkoff program.

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