News From Terre Haute, Indiana

January 19, 2014

Soybean management workshop deadline Jan. 21

News Release

---- — The Purdue University Extension and University of Illinois Extension Bi-State Agriculture Programs are collaborating to offer a soybean management workshop.  

Program registration will begin at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in The Beef House in Covington. Presenters will begin at 1p.m.

The afternoon session will kick off with Shaun Casteel, Purdue University soybean specialist sharing his presentation on his work with the Purdue University’s “Soybean Survey.” Casteel will switch gears and lead the audience into a presentation on “Soybean Seeding Rates.” Following Casteel will be Kiersten Wise, Purdue University Botany and Plant Pathology associate professor. Wise will collaborate with Casteel to discuss her findings in the “Soybean Survey,” and rounding off her presentation with a discussion on “Fungicide Use in Soybeans.”

The final session will feature Steve Ayers, University of Illinois Extension educator, who will engage participants with findings on the “Impact of Cover Crops on Soybean Disease.”

Cost for the program and lunch buffet is $20, payable at the door. An additional fee of $10 is required to earn credits for the Indiana Private Applicator Recertification Program or Certified Crop Advisor Continuing Education Units.

Advance registration is required by Tuesday, Jan. 21, by contacting Phil Cox, Purdue Extension Vermillion County, at 765-492-5330 or online at