Dordt College News

Soybeans topic of ISU specialist Feb. 8

January 30, 2006

PaaleDr. Palle Pedersen, soybean extension agronomist at ISU’s Department of Agronomy, will speak at Dordt College on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m. in the Science Building lecture hall S108.

The optimum soybean seeding rate in Iowa will be the primary topic discussed, with Pedersen sharing the results of on-going research regarding soybean plant populations. Soybean rust potential for the upcoming growing season will also be discussed.

Soybean producers and others are welcome to attend this free seminar at Dordt College, sponsored by the Dordt College Agriculture Department.

Dr. Pedersen coordinates and provides statewide leadership in soybean production and management. The overall goal of his research program is to identify and solve soybean production problems to improve the economic well-being of farmers. Dordt’s Ag Department will be cooperating with ISU extension soybean research in the upcoming growing season.

Pedersen grew up on a family farm near Køge, Denmark, and has an M.S. in agricultural economics and agricultural science, as well as a Ph.D. in Agronomy (minor in plant pathology) from the University of Wisconsin. He is also an assistant professor at I.S.U.

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