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February seminars address unseen soybean crop issues
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi State University experts will share the latest research on managing unseen soybean yield killers at five seminars across the state in February.
The goal is to heighten awareness of soybean-management issues that often go unseen but can severely impact yield. These issues include nematodes, soil fertility and fertilizer management, and soil crusting and irrigation-infiltration problems. The seminars are sponsored by the MSU Extension Service, Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board and Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation.
Following are the times and locations of the five events:
- Feb. 10, 9 a.m., at the Capps Learning Center at the MSU Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville;
- Feb. 11, 9 a.m., at the National Guard Armory in Rolling Fork;
- Feb. 25, 9 a.m., at the Tunica Museum in Tunica;
- Feb. 26, 9 a.m., in the Magnolia Room at the Lee County Agricenter in Verona; and
- Feb. 26, 3:30 p.m., at the Noxubee Civic Center in Macon.
“The topics we will be discussing are not like weeds, where the problem is visual,” said Bobby Golden, MSU Extension Service specialist. “Instead, our topics will cover issues that farmers generally have no idea about until it’s too late.”
The groups sponsoring the events work together to increase the profitability of soybean production in Mississippi. They attempt to identify and solve production problems, discover and develop new opportunities, form partnerships to leverage funds, communicate research findings to Mississippi farmers, and promote career opportunities for the next generation of soybean researchers and industry-supported personnel.