MANHATTAN, Kan. — Focus on Soybean, a project of the Plant Management Network, is making two new webcasts available to growers through April 30. The webcasts include:


MANHATTAN, Kan. — Focus on Soybean, a project of the Plant Management Network, is making two new webcasts available to growers through April 30. The webcasts include:
• Understanding Soybean Yield and Keys to Entering the 100-Bushel Soybean Club - Bill Wiebold, soybean extension specialist at the University of Missouri helps consultants, growers, and others throughout the United States better understand soybean yield and what it takes to reach the 100-bushel threshold.
The presentation discusses yield and how factors during the plant’s life cycle influence it. It also describes six keys to increasing yield.
The presentation is designed to help practitioners better understand how soybean plants produce yield and how to use that understanding to develop cropping systems that enhance profitable soybean production. The presentation can be viewed at http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/edcenter/seminars/100BushelClub/.
• Performance of First and Second Generation Roundup Ready Soybean Varieties - Shaun Casteel, soybean extension specialist at Purdue discusses yield comparisons between RR1 and RR2 varieties using data from various Midwestern states, but the principles for comparing the technologies is appropriate for growers, consultants, and other crop professionals in all states.
The effects of geography, maturity group, and seed treatments are discussed for improved decisions in variety selection. The presentation can be viewed at http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/edcenter/seminars/RR1vRR2/.
Focus on Soybean is a publication of the Plant Management Network (www.plantmanagementnetwork.org.) Other Focus on Soybean presentations are available at www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/fos.