Soybean Production Workshops Scheduled for December
Posted: November 6, 2012
Support for the workshops is provided in part by the Pennsylvania Soybean Board through the soybean check-off. While yields throughout the state are still hovering around an average of 45 bu/acre, many growers participating in soybean workshops and the Pennsylvania Soybean Yield Contest are reporting yields of over 80 bu./acre and some as high as 90 bu/ac this fall.
Each workshop will feature Penn State researchers, experienced soybean growers, and county Extension personnel presenting information covering all aspects of soybean production from planting to harvest. Topics include how to get started in soybean production, soybean growth and development, weed and insect pest diagnostics, and best practices for harvest and storage. CCA and pesticide credits are available at each location.
The workshops will be held at the Mercer County Extension in Mercer, Pa. on Tuesday, December 11; the Bedford Co. Fairgrounds 4-H Center in Bedford, Pa. on Wednesday, December 12; the Juniata Courthouse Annex in Mifflintown, Pa., on Thursday, December 13; and the Montgomery County Farm, Home and 4-H Center in Collegeville, Pa. on Friday, December 14.
The Soybean Production Workshops run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at each location. There is a $10 fee to attend, which includes lunch. Pre-registration is required one week prior to the workshop. Information on agendas, speakers and pre-registration is available on the Penn State Extension website by selecting the Events Tab or by contacting the Lebanon County Extension office at 717-270-4391.