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SOYBEAN PROFITABILITY SCHOOL TO BE HELD

Soybeans are the most profitable crop in our area and in the United States. The value of soybeans have increased in the last several years, so have the expenses and production challenges in growing soybeans. Every bushel counts to a soybean producers bottomline.

To help soybean producers remain profitable, the Marshall County Extension Service will hold a Soybean Profitability School on Friday, February 4. The meeting will be held in Marysville at the American Legion on North 19th Street.

The meeting will start with registration at 9:30 A.M., and the educational program will begin at 10:00 A.M. We will have several K-State Research and Extension Specialists talk about production management techniques and ethanol production.

Michael Vogt, Marshall County Extension Agent, will start the program with a discussion about soybean economics.

Stu Duncan, K-State Research and Extension Northeast Area Agronomist, will discuss the latest soybean research and production techniques.

Dallas Peterson, K-State Research and Extension Weed Specialist, will discuss weed herbicide resistant weeds and weed management techniques.

Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz, K-State Research and Extension Soil Fertility Specialist, will discuss the latest soybean nutrient management techniques.

Doug Jardine, K-State Research and Extension Plant Pathology Specialist, will discuss cyst nematodes, soybean rust, and other soybean diseases

Area Agricultural Businesses will sponsor lunch..

An application for Commerical Pesticide Applicator and Certified Crop Advisor Continuing Education Credits for this meeting has been submitted.

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