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Farmers Invited to Attend Regional Soybean Success Seminars

Jan 26, 2014

Learn About Soybean Best Management Practices and Strategies for Increasing Yields

South Dakota Soybean invites farmers to attend one of the regional Soybean Success Seminars next week. These educational seminars will focus on management practices to help farmers increase soybean yields and quality. South Dakota Soybean has analyzed four years of Yield Contest data, and agronomists will present best management practices and trends at the seminars.

The Soybean Success Seminars will also feature recommendations on herbicide resistant weeds from Phil Stahlman, weed scientist at Kansas State University.

Stahlman grew up on a farm in northwest Oklahoma and earned academic degrees in agronomy and weed science from Oklahoma Panhandle State College, North Dakota State University and the University of Wyoming. His research emphasizes integrated weed management in dryland cropping systems. He and colleagues discovered glyphosate resistance in kochia in 2007. Since then, he and his team have documented its evolution and spread throughout the Great Plains and have conducted numerous trials to develop alternative management strategies.

“I would encourage all soybean farmers to attend one of our regional meetings. The Soybean Success Seminars are an excellent opportunity to learn about new and innovative management practices, and see what’s working for other farmers in our state,” said John Horter, soybean farmer from Andover and president of the South Dakota Soybean Association.

South Dakota Soybean will host seminars in the following locations:

January 28
10 a.m. to Noon
Dakota Events Center

January 28
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Watertown Events Center

January 29
10 a.m. to Noon
Highland Conference Center

Sioux Falls
January 30
10 a.m. to Noon
Best Western Ramkota Hotel

January 30
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Best Western Kelly Inn

Seminars are open to all soybean farmers, and are free to attend. Registration is not required. Each seminar will conclude with a free, hot meal for attendees.

For more information, visit or call the South Dakota Soybean Office at 605.330.9942.

The Soybean Success Seminars are managed by the South Dakota Soybean Association, and sponsored by the South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council.