Recently I participated in the Crop Production Clinic and heard some interesting results regarding research on soybeans conducted this past growing season. In short, treatments included row spacing/seed rate, fungicides; plant populations/planting date and maturity group interactions. They found narrow row spacing to be the most important practice that growers can adopt to increase yields.
Soon, researchers will be sharing information and yields from the replicated field research conducted at the
summer 2012 Soybean Management Field Days. The summer Soybean Management Field Days feature presentations and field trials related to soybean production, marketing, and management. In 2012 arrangements were made with four soybean producers to plant seven replicated trials on each of their center pivot irrigated fields. University of Nebraska faculty will share and discuss yield results at each of the Research Update locations.
Research updates will include:
Quest for the Holy Grail in Soybean Production with Charles Shapiro, UNL soils scientist – crop nutrition, Evan Sonderegger, UNL graduate student, & Jim Specht, UNL professor of agronomy
- Soybean Seed Treatments and Foliar Fungicides and Growth Enhancement Interactions with Herbicides with Loren Giesler, UNL plant pathologist & Michael Rethwisch, UNL extension educator
- Herbicide-Carrier Rate Study with Lowell Sandell, UNL weed science Extension educator, Cody Creech, UNL graduate student, & Greg Kruger, UNL Extension cropping system specialist
For more information contact program coordinator and UNL Extension Educator Keith Glewen at 800-529-8030.
Sessions closest to our area include:
- Jan. 31 — Columbus, noon – 3 p.m., Wunderlich’s Catering, 304 23rd Street; 402-563-4901
- Jan. 31 — David City, 6 – 9 p.m., Hruska Memorial Public Library, 399 5th Street; 402-367-7410
The program includes a complimentary meal. To RSVP or for more information, contact the Nebraska Soybean Board at 800-852-BEAN, UNL Extension at 800-529-8030, or the respective host county Extension office. The Soybean Management Field Days and these follow-up Research Updates are sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board and UNL Extension.
(Source, UNL CropWatch)