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Free Webinars Bring Bean Yield Tactics into Focus

Pamela Smith
By  Pamela Smith , Crops Technology Editor
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How do your soybean management techniques measure up? A series of free online webinars to discuss strategies for improving yield begin this week. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

Here's an alternative diversion if soil temperatures are tempting you to plant, but the calendar indicates hold. This week, the Science for Success partnership begins hosting a three-part virtual webinar series called Savvy Full Season Soybean Management to discuss strategies farmers can utilize to optimize soybean yield.

The partnership brings together Extension specialists from land-grant institutions across the country. Collaborative efforts meld state-gleaned knowledge and research results together to devise best management practices (BMPs).

The schedule includes:

March 8

Topic: Pre-Season Maturity Group, Planting Date, and Biological Seed Treatment Choices

Presenters: Fabiano Colet, The Ohio State University; Michael Plumblee, Clemson University; Shawn Conley, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Andre Reis, University of Missouri. Moderated by Emma Grace Matcham, University of Florida.

March 15

Topic: In-Season Fertilizer and Fungicide Applications

Presenters: Jeremy Ross, University of Arkansas; Laura Lindsey, The Ohio State University; Horacio Lopez-Nicora, The Ohio State University. Moderated by Emma Grace Matcham, University of Florida

March 22

Topic: Late-Season Desiccation Decisions

Presenters: Rachel Vann, North Carolina State University; Seth Naeve, University of Minnesota; Trent Irby, Mississippi State University. Moderated by Emma Grace Matcham, University of Florida

Webinars will take place at 1 p.m. EST/12 p.m. CST on their respective dates and will last approximately one hour. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers through the chat during the Q&A at the end. Organizers have applied for 1 continuing education credit in Crop Management for each webinar for Certified Crop Advisers.

The webinars are free and open to anyone. To register for the webinar series, visit Links to each webinar will be sent to participants via email before the event. Please contact Haleigh Ortmeier-Clarke ( with questions.

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