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2015 SMaRT Soybean on-Farm Research Meetings

Learn about the 2014 Soybean Management and Research Technologies (SMaRT) on-farm research results, with ample opportunity to ask questions and provide input into 2015 projects.

The results from the 2014 Soybean Management and Research Technologies (SMaRT) on-farm research projects will be presented at five programs conducted around the state in January. All 2015 SMaRT Meeting programs will begin at 8:45 a.m. and end with a complimentary lunch. The dates and locations for the five programs are listed below:

  •     Jan. 13 - Ithaca: Gratiot-Isabella Regional Education Service District (RESD), 1131 E. Center Street, Ithaca, MI 48847
  •     Jan. 15 - Dundee: Cabela’s, 110 Cabela Blvd., Dundee, MI 48131
  •     Jan. 20 - Hamilton: Trestle Stop Restaurant, 3366 M-40, Hamilton, MI 49419
  •     Jan. 21 - Dowagiac: Dowagiac Conservation Club, 54551 M-51 North, Dowagiac, MI 49047
  •     Jan. 22 - Caro: Brentwood Restaurant, 178 Park Dr., Caro, MI 48723

Participants will learn how various management practices, products and equipment impacted soybean yields and income in 2014. The top 10 factors that appear to affect soybean yields in nine years of the Michigan soybean yield contest will also be presented. Michigan State University research assistant Randy Laurenz will discuss the results of a multi-state research project evaluating the effect of soybean inputs and management practices on soybean yields. 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 two days prior to the date of the meeting you plan to attend. Online registration is available as well as the complete program agenda for the 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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