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2011 Northern MN Soybean Research and Variety Plot Tours

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Northern Minnesota Soybean Growers (and our neighbors in the Dakotas) have the opportunity to attend a wide range of Variety and Research Plot tours the first week of September. The attached flyer lists ALL the upcoming plot tours for summer-fall. Next up, are the . . .

Variety Trial and Research Plot Tours:

Your County Soybean Growers Associations are working together to coordinate their plot tours this summer. All soybean growers, member and non-member are encouraged to attend the tours most convenient for them. All of the County Soybean Variety Trials will include Variety updates and reviews by Dr. Jim Orf, U of M Soybean Breeder and seed company representatives.

In addition many of these County Association Plot Tours will include research on Micronutrients and FunĀ¬gicides trials being conducted at these sites by U of M Researchers and Extension Educators. Check the schedule below for the specific research being conducted at each county site. Soybean Researchers will be at each tour to talk about specific topics of importance to soybean growers. Some of the counties will be hosting meals with these events and all will have snacks and refreshments.

State Soybean Variety Trial Tours:

Dr. Jim Orf, U of M Soybean breeder has a long history of variety development and testing in Northern Minnesota. Dr. Orf and the University of Minnesota conducts Variety trials of public and private varieties for the various maturity zones in the State. The trials include side by side comparisons of transgenic, conventional and food grade varieties entered by develĀ¬opers and marketers of soybeans in Minnesota. Data from the trials include maturity, yield, protein content, oil content, chlorosis reaction, Phytophthora reaction and results from soybean cyst nematode (SCN) tests as well as characteristics of food grade varieties. Results will be available on line as printed tables.

Tuesday, September 6th 5:30 p.m. Clay / Wilkin County Variety (Supper provided)
Meeting to be held at Beyer Seed Farm located at 2665 170th Av (about 3.5 miles SE of Kent, MN at the intersection of Hwy 3 and County Road 170)

Plot locations in Clay and Wilkin are provided for growers reference. We will not be visiting these locations the night of the meeting.

Early Corn & Early Soybeans (Ulen)
Hwy 32 - 1 mile North of Ulen,
GPS coordinates: N 47.13351 / W -096.26023 (Ron Mattson Farm)

Early Corn & Early Soybeans (Sabin)
1 mi N on Hwy 11,.5 mi E on 70th Ave S,
GPS coordinates: N 46.78975 / W -096.64297 (Rick Evert Farm)

Late Corn & Soybeans (Kent)
From Wolverton - 4.5 mi E on Hwy 30, 3 mi S on Hwy 3 East side of Hwy
GPS coordinates: N 46.30885 / W -096.38084 (Andy Beyer Farm)

Late Corn & Soybeans (Barnesville)
From Wolverton - 4.5 mi E on Hwy 30, 4 mi N on Hwy 3, .5 mi. E on 110th St South Side of road,
GPS coordinates: N 46.36960 / W -096.37518 (Maier Farms)

Wednesday, September 7th 9:30 a.m. Polk Co. Variety & Micronutrients (Lunch Provided)
Kyle Vig Farm, Fosston
Field Directions: Intersection of Hwy 2 and CR 1 in Fosston. Go S 3.9 mi on CR 1. At curve go S 1.6 mi on CR32 (gravel) to 445th ST SE plot on W side road.
GPS coordinates: N 47.52129 / W -095.78924

Wednesday, September 7th - 2:00 p.m. State Variety Trial - Thief River Falls
Field Directions: From Hwy 1 E out of TRF. Past NCTC college. Go 2 miles E. Plot field on S side of road, across the Community Church.

Wednesday, September 7th - 5:30 p.m. State Variety Trial - Roseau
Field Directions: Located at the Northern Resources West Plant location, South side of Hwy 11; 1/2 mile W of stoplight.

Thursday, September 8th - 9:30 a.m. Kittson Variety & Micronutrient / MESZ (Lunch Provided)
Paul Johnson Farm, Hallock,
Field Directions: 0.5 mi S of Hallock on Hwy 75. Go E .5 mi CR33 plot on N side of gravel road.
GPS coordinates: N 48.76065 / W -096.93132

Thursday, September 8th - 3:00 p.m. State Variety Trial - Shelly
Field Directions: From the S on 75, turn on #119 W, which is 1/5 miles S of Shelly. Go 1.2 miles W. Plot field is on SW corner of the 4-way stop.

Thursday, September 8th - 5:30 p.m. State Variety Trial - Kragnes (Supper provided)
Alvin and David Swanson Farm
Field Directions: From the S on 75, go 1 mile to Cnty Rd #99 (1 mile past Kragnes), go W 3.5 miles. Plot field is on the N side of the road next to the tree line.

for any questions contact:

Phillip Glogoza at 218-236-2008 or
Russ Severson at 218 281-8695 or
MN Soybean NW Regional Office at 1-800-242-6118, ext 20

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