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Protecting Against Soybean Pests

CEU Credits: Pending* i |
Integrated Pest Management
*CHS Agronomy has submitted this course and is awaiting approval from the Agronomy Society of America. Once approval is received, your transcript will automatically update and if your CCA number is included on your profile your credits will automatically be reported in 4-6 weeks.x
Published 03/17/2022
| Course Duration: 1:07:53

Starting with a solid early-season crop protection strategy is important to realizing full yield potential. Take this course to help growers select seed treatment and pest control measures to meet their needs. 

After successful completion of this course, you will be able to share with customers: 

  • The components of a seed treatment 
  • Seed treatment rates and rate equivalents 
  • Why seed treatments are worth the cost 
  • The benefits of using biologicals 

Instructors

David Reif

David Reif

Technical Sales Agronomist, Vive Crop Protection

David Reif joined Vive Crop Protection in February 2021 as the Northern Technical Sales Agronomist. Reif holds a B.S. Crop and Soil Sciences from Michigan State University. He comes to Vive from sales positions at Bayer CropScience and BASF. Reif has extensive experience working with sugarbeets, corn, soybeans, potatoes, and dry beans.

Blake Murnan

Blake Murnan

CHS Agronomy, Product Development Manager

Blake Murnan is currently the Product Development Manager for CHS Agronomy.  Blake started with CHS in March of 2019 when CHS acquired West Central.  In this role, Blake helps manage the development and implementation of the CHS Agronomy “Focus Products” which include seed treatments, micronutrients, and adjuvants.  He has developed products and services such as STI Customized and Ridgeline Seed Care, which has set CHS Agronomy apart from its competition. Before coming over to CHS,  Blake spent thirteen years with West Central and an additional fourteen years in the Cenex-Land O’Lakes cooperative system including roles as a local agronomist, national seed treatment account manager, and proprietary products technical support and marketer.  

Blake’s education includes a Bachelor of Agronomy – Iowa State University, and Master of Entomology – University of Nebraska. Blake resides in Bloomington, Minnesota where he is married and has two daughters.