Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update 2021

Monday Dec. 20, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST
MSU Livestock Pavilion, 4301 Farm Ln, Lansing, MI

 The Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update is hybridized for 2021!

The Michigan State University Extension Field Crops Team will host the 2021 Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update on Monday, December 20, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST.  Normally held at the MSU Livestock Pavilion, we held the meeting online in 2020 due to health considerations with the pandemic.  Having received positive feedback from attendees about both in-person and online formats, we will be offering the meeting as a hybrid of the two formats this year as a test run with the in-person meeting being held once again at the MSU Livestock Pavilion.  The audience will include farmers, agribusiness representatives, retail sales and service professionals, and private crop consultants. Out-of-state participants are also invited to attend.


The program will include:




8 a.m.

Registration and Light Breakfast


9 a.m.


Eric Anderson, MSU Extension Field Crops Educator


General Session  


Michigan Check-Off Programs Update

MI Soybean, MI Wheat and MI Corn


MAEAP Update



2021 On-Farm Soybean Research Update

Mike Staton, MSU Extension Senior Soybean Educator


Field Crops Diseases Update, Tar Spot in Corn

Marty Chilvers,  MSU  Field Crops Pathologist


Agronomy Research Update

Manni Singh,  MSU Cropping Systems Agronomist





Breakout Session #1



Overview of 2021 Wheat Season and Trials Update

Dennis Pennington, MSU Wheat Specialist


Forage Research Update

Kim Cassida,  MSU  Forage and Cover Crop Specialist

11:50 a.m.




General Session



Field Crops Insect Pests Update

Chris DiFonzo, MSU Field Crops Entomologist


Nutrient Management  Update

Kurt Steinke, MSU Field Crops Nutrient Management Specialist


Market and Inputs Price Outlook

Matt Gammans, MSU Agricultural Economist





Breakout Session #2



Cover Crops and Soil Health

Dean Baas, Sustainable Agriculture Educator


Michigan Drainage and Irrigation Update  

Ehsan Ghane, MSU Drainage Specialist
Younsuk Dong, Irrigation Specialist


General Session



Corn and Soybean Weed Research and 2022 Weed Control Guide (E-434) Updates

Erin Burns and Christy Sprague,
MSU Field Crops Weed Specialists

3:45 p.m.

Program  Evaluation, Credits and Adjourn

Eric Anderson, MSU Extension Field Crops Educator

Credits available:

  • Applied for SIX continuing education units (CEU's) for Certified Crop Advisors
  • Applied for SIX Michigan pesticide re-certification (RUP) credits (Private/Commercial Core, 1A or 1B)
    • For online participants, credits can only be awarded to individuals registered for the event and participating via their own device.  If a group views the program from one location/device, only one person will be eligible for the credits.
  • $60 per person for the in-person event, includes light breakfast, hot lunch, refreshments, and the 2022 MSU Weed Control Guide (distributed at the event)
  • $75 Onsite in-person registration. Onsite registration will be limited by space available.
  • $30 per person for the online version, includes the 2022 MSU Weed Control Guide (mailed after the event)
  • No refunds for in-person attendance after Dec. 15, 2021. No refunds for virtual registration after Dec. 18, 2021.


Registration is now open through Dec. 15, 2021 for in person registration and Dec. 18, 2021 for online.  Registrants for the online version will receive information on how to join via Zoom.  For those who have not used Zoom before, instructions will be sent on how to download the free app to your computer or mobile device.

In Person Registration

Registration for Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update 2021 is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on December 16, 2021.

There are 287 openings available.

Virtual Registration

Registration for Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update 2021 is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on December 18, 2021.

There are 224 openings available.


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

If you have questions please contact Eric Anderson at or call (269) 359-0565.