Northwest Missouri Certified Crop Adviser Conference, St. Joseph, Jan. 17-18

    University of Missouri Extension offers information to help farmers choose soybean varieties based upon maturity data at the annual Northwest Missouri Certified Crop Adviser Conference, Jan. 17-18 in St. Joseph. 

    MU Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold presents results of his study of soybean varieties and their yields in different regions of the state at the event.

    Attendees also will hear from Andrew Scaboo, assistant research professor at MU, on conventional high oleic soybean development and expanding genetic diversity. Agronomy specialist Wayne Flanary will present lessons learned about the use of cover crops.

    MU nutrient management specialist Peter Scharf gives an update on nitrogen management. Economist Ray Massey tells how to manage production costs in down markets and economist Scott Brown gives the 2017 corn and soybean outlook.

    Kevin Bradley, MU Extension weed scientist, looks back at off-site movement of dicamba in 2016. He also gives updates on what weeds to look for in 2017.

    MU Extension corn specialist Greg Luce gives an update on MU’s new strip trial cover program. Water quality specialist Bob Broz updates growers on water quality regulations, including recent changes in atrazine regulations.

    Experts from Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas offer sessions on soybean sudden death syndrome, corn ear rot and stalk rots, and other diseases. There will be a session on new mobile apps to help farmers.

    For more information, contact Bob Kelly at or 816-279-1691, or Jim Crawford at or 660-744-6231.


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