Science for Success is hosting a three-part virtual webinar series to discuss strategies farmers can utilize to optimize soybean yield. This webinar series will explore some of the many management decisions soybean farmers face throughout the growing season. 


March 8th: Pre-Season Maturity Group, Planting Date, and Biological Seed Treatment Choices 

Fabiano Colet, The Ohio State University 

Michael Plumblee, Clemson University 

Shawn Conley, University of Wisconsin–Madison 

Andre Reis, University of Missouri 

Moderated by Emma Grace Matcham, University of Florida 


March 15th: In-Season Fertilizer and Fungicide Applications 

Jeremy Ross, University of Arkansas 

Laura Lindsey, The Ohio State University 

Horacio Lopez-Nicora, The Ohio State University 

Moderated by Emma Grace Matcham, University of Florida 


March 22nd: Late-Season Desiccation Decisions 

Rachel Vann, North Carolina State University 

Seth Naeve, University of Minnesota 

Trent Irby, Mississippi State University 

Moderated by Emma Grace Matcham, University of Florida 


Webinars will take place at 1 PM ET/12 PM CT on their respective dates and will last approximately one hour. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers through the chat during the Q&A at the end. Organizers have applied for 1 continuing education credit in Crop Management for each webinar for Certified Crop Advisers.  


This webinar is free and open to anyone. To register for the webinar series, please visit Links to each webinar will be sent to participants via email before the event. Please contact Haleigh Ortmeier-Clarke ( with questions.  


About Science for Success: Science for Success is a national team of soybean Extension Specialists from land-grant universities. We collaborate to bring you sound research information on soybean Best Management Practices (BMPs). Science for Success is funded by the United Soybean Board through the checkoff program. 


Program Contact 

Haleigh Ortmeier-Clarke, Science for Success Program Manager, 


Media Contact 

Christian Woods, Outreach Communication Specialist, 

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About the Author: Kelsey Litchfield

Kelsey Litchfield is the Agronomic Outreach Specialist for the Illinois Soybean Association. In her role, she manages ILSoyAdvisor media platforms and assists the agronomy team with events and field days. A native of Rio, IL, Kelsey earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2017 where she double majored in Agricultural Communications and Broadcast Journalism.

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