Rob Leeds: Soybean management workshop Feb. 24


Looking for ways to maximize soybean yield and profit? Plan to attend the 2016 “Ohio Intensive Soybean Management Workshop” offered by OSU Extension, Delaware County.

This workshop — on Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Evolution Ag in Plain City — will be hands on and open to producers and agricultural professionals.

This workshop will take an in-depth look into management, including row width, seeding rates and yield components. Soybean insect management will cover late season pests and seed treatments. The soybean fertility section will look into updating the tristate fertility recommendations. Soybean cyst nematode will be covered in the disease section, along with seed treatments. CCA credits and pesticide credits (private and commercial) will be available.

Some of the speakers and topics include:

• Soybean management – row width, seeding rate, yield components — Laura Lindsey, OSU soybean and small grain specialist.

• Soybean fertility – updating the tristate fertility recommendations — Steve Culman, OSU nutrient management specialist.

• Soybean insect management – late season pests and seed treatments — Andy Michel and Kelley Tilmon, OSU entomologists.

• Soybean disease – seed treatments, soybean cyst nematode.

• Managing the unseen — Anne Dorrance, OSU soybean plant pathologist

Cost is $70 per person, which includes some great publications and lunch. Pre-registration is required. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 19. Make checks payable to OSU Extension and mail to Delaware County OSU Extension, 149 N. Sandusky St., Delaware, OH 43015. Space is limited.

The 2016 Weed Control Guide for Ohio, Indiana and Illinois is now available at our office in Delaware. If you plan on attending the soybean management workshop, you will receive a copy free, along with our Corn, Soybean, Wheat and Alfalfa Field Guide, Control of Insect Pests of Field Crops, The Ohio Agonomy Guide and more.

The weed control guide includes management tips from nationally known horticulture experts, including from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. The guide explains the importance of weed control and gives suggestions on herbicide management strategies for corn, popcorn, sweet corn, soybeans, small grains and forages. The guide also includes special sections on marestail, which is the biggest herbicide-resistant weed problem facing Ohio farmers, and Palmer amaranth, a glyphosate-resistant weed that has the ability to destroy entire crops.

The publication includes information from Mark Loux, an Ohio State University Extension weed specialist; Doug Doohan, a weed management expert and professor in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, who also has an appointment with the college’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center; and Anthony Dobbels, a research specialist and weed scientist, also in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science.

The guide includes information on:

• Weed control principles.

• Burndown herbicide programs for corn and soybeans.

• Corn herbicide management strategies.

• Popcorn and sweet corn weed management.

• Soybean herbicide management strategies.

• Weed management strategies for wheat.

• Managing weeds in legumes.

• Management strategies for permanent grass pastures, grass hay.

• Control of problem weeds.

• Control of marestail in no-till soybeans.

• Palmer amaranth biology, identification and management.

The 218-page book also includes an index to all tables regarding herbicides listed on the back cover for easy navigation and quick referencing.

Rob Leeds

OSU Extension

Rob Leeds is the Ohio State University Extension educator for agriculture and natural resources in Delaware County.

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