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Virtual Pest and Crop Management Update 2021

The MSU Extension Field Crops Team will be hosting the Virtual Pest and Crop management Update meetings in six regional meetings.
Each meeting will feature topics relevant to local concerns.
MSU Specialists will present their latest research and findings during these virtual meetings. Registration is required for each of the meetings. The cost of each meeting will be $15.00 per person.

The 2021 MSU Weed Guide will be mailed after your event. You should receive the Weed Guide in 2-3 weeks compliments of the Michigan commodity group, Michigan Wheat, Michigan Corn, and the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee.

The 2021 MSU Field Crops Weed guides will be available to participants and shipped to you.  
3 RUP and CCA Credits will be available for each meeting!

 Regional meeting dates, times, and topic areas: 

Central Michigan - Thursday, January 7, 9 a.m.  - Noon EST
Topic areas will include: 
  • Wheat/Cropping Systems - Dr. Manni Singh & Dennis Pennington 
  • Weed Control in Soybeans - Dr. Christy Sprague
  • Soil Fertility - Dr. Kurt Steinke
  • Weed Control in Corn - Dr. Erin Burn
  • What's Bugging You - Dr. Chris DiFonzo
Thumb A - Wednesday, January 13, 9 a.m.  - Noon EST
Topic areas will include: 
  • Plant Diseases with Dr. Marty Chilvers
  • Managing Wheat with Dennis Pennington
  • Corn Maturity Selection with Dr. Manni Singh
  • Weeds in Soybeans with Dr. Christy Sprague
  • Managing Insects with Dr. Chris DiFonzo
Thumb B - Tuesday, February 2, 9 a.m. - Noon EST
Topic areas will include:
  • Manure, Cover Crops & Rotations, and Nematodes - Dr. Marisol Quintanilla
  • Optimizing Soybean Planting Decisions - Dr. Manni Singh
  • Soil Fertility - Dr. Kurt Steinke
  • Extending Alfalfa Winter Survival - Dr. Kim Cassida
  • Weeds in Corn - Dr. Erin Burns
UP/Northern MI - Friday, January 15, 9 a.m.  - Noon EST
Topic areas will include:
  • Oats and Other Small Grains - Dennis Pennington
  • Corn Silage Management - Dr. Manni Singh
  • Grass Hay Management - Dr. Kim Cassida
  • Dry Bean Production - Scott Bales
  • Managing Wildlife Damage - Dr. James DeDecker
SE Michigan - Tuesday, January 26, 9 a.m.  - Noon EST
Topic areas will include:
  • Plant Diseases in SE MI - Dr. Marty Chilvers
  • Wheat Management - Dennis Pennington
  • Soil Fertility - Dr. Kurt Steinke
  • Weeds in Corn - Dr. Erin Burns
  • Managing Insects - Dr. Chris DiFonzo
SW Michigan - Friday, January 29, 9:00 a.m. - Noon EST
Topic areas will include:
  • Plant Diseases in SW MI - Dr. Marty Chilvers
  • Weeds in Soybeans - Dr. Christy Sprague
  • Soil Fertility - Dr. Kurt Steinke
  • Weeds in Corn - Dr. Erin Burns
  • Insect Management - Dr. Chris DiFonzo
Virtual Pest & Crop Management Update 2021

Registration for Virtual Pest and Crop management Update 2021 is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on February 1, 2021.

Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information contact the MSU Extension Lapeer County at Houset@msu.edu or Phil Kaatz at Kaatz@msu.edu.