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Research Insights Await in Innovation to Go Webinar Series
February 21, 2022 | Brock Johnston
Ankeny, Iowa — Reliable, farmer-focused research results involving agronomics, conservation, analytics and engagement opportunities will be highlighted in an upcoming series of interactive webinars, powered by the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) through soy checkoff investments.
Hosted by ISA’s Research Center for Farming Innovation (RCFI), the Innovation to Go webinars will be held monthly from March to September. Interested attendees can register here at no participation cost.
“We know farmers want the best and latest science regarding their cropping systems and practices,” says Roger Wolf, RCFI director. “This webinar series is one of the quick and easy ways to hear about our work, involvement opportunities, or simply take and apply new knowledge to get dependable results.”
Attendees will learn more about planting season best practices, regional research opportunities, current projects including water monitoring and soil health, general practice recommendations and more. Here’s a rundown of the planned webinars, which will run through September:
Planting Population Spacing and Timing: Mar. 1, 12-1 p.m. Focuses on general planting recommendations from historic and maturity project data relative to planting date.
Biological Products: Apr. 5, 12-1 p.m. Learn about new biological products tested by ISA researchers, as well as general recommendations for when it makes sense to use them.
Water Monitoring and Quality: May 3, 12-1 p.m. ISA’s water lab analyzed more than 4,100 individual samples for 20 monitoring projects in 2021. Join ISA staff to discuss past results, preview early 2022 data and learn how water monitoring can benefit your operation and stewardship goals.
Farmer Data to Develop More Profitable Crop Management Systems: Jun. 7, 12-1 p.m. Learn about a multi-year project on soybean yield variability across Iowa’s geographic regions, involvement opportunities and outcomes to guide regional management practices to increase profitability.
More webinar opportunities will take place on Jul. 12, Aug. 2, and Sept. 13, with topics announced this spring.
Iowa farmers growing soybeans and marketing 250 bushels annually can activate their checkoff-funded farmer membership at no extra cost. Checkoff funds and leveraged funding support the work of RCFI.
Register and view more details here.
Funded by the soybean checkoff
The Iowa Soybean Association (www.iasoybeans.com) is “Driven To Deliver” increased soybean demand through market development and new uses, farmer-focused research and results, timely information and know-how and policy initiatives enabling farmers and the industry to flourish. Founded in 1964 by farmers to serve farmers, ISA is governed by a board of 22 farmers to advocate on behalf of the state’s 40,000 soybean producers, including more than 12,000 ISA farmer members and industry stakeholders.