MPSG’s SMART Day Equips Farmers with Full Slate of Agronomic Tools

Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers (MPSG) is pleased to announce its upcoming Soybean Management and Research Transfer (SMART) Day at the University of Manitoba’s Ian N. Morrison Research Farm in Carman, Man., on Tuesday, July 23.

“SMART Day is a flagship program for us,” says MPSG Extension Coordinator Laura Schmidt. “We’re grateful to be able to secure such a great lineup of speakers and topics. We’re always excited to have the opportunity to put research results and agronomic information in the hands of Manitoba’s pulse and soybean farmers.”

Soybean Management and Research Transfer (SMART) Day is a full-day educational event for farmers and agronomists to sharpen their soybean management skills. Attendees will tour agronomic research plots, learn how results can be applied to their farm and interact with researchers and production specialists.

The event, which is free for MPSG farmer members in good standing, will cover a variety of agronomic and research topics relevant to Manitoba’s soybean growers.  Dr. Yvonne Lawley and MPSG’s Cassandra Tkachuk will speak on soybean and pulses in rotation; John Heard and Marla Riekman will talk about cover cropping and building soil health. Other topics include weed management, emerging diseases and more.

Attendees will also be among the first to hear MPSG’s On-Farm Network research results.

SMART Day, which will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,  is free for farmers in good standing with MPSG and $50 for non-members/agronomists. Lunch will be provided by Danny’s Whole Hog.

Register today or anytime before the deadline of July 19 by visiting or by contacting MPSG Extension Coordinator Laura Schmidt at 204.751.0538 or email her at