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Field Crops Webinar Series 2022

"Two for the Price of One: Conversations in Row Crop Agriculture"
Mondays, Feb 7 - Mar 28, 2022

7 - 8 p.m. ET

Field crop producers, consultants and agribusiness professionals are invited to participate in a series of eight online programs addressing field crop production and pest management on Monday evenings Feb. 7 through March 28, 2022.  Participants will be able to access the expertise of agriculture specialists and educators from the comfort of their home or office.

The theme for this year's series is Two for the Price of One: Conversations in Row Crop Agriculture. Each session will feature two speakers giving short presentations and discussing different aspects of the topic in an informal talk-show / podcast format with plenty of opportunity for interaction with the audience. Participants will hear how to enhance their corn, soybean and forage production systems in the coming season and have an opportunity to ask questions of agricultural experts.

The live webinar presentations will run 7 - 8 p.m. ET each Monday evening. One MDARD Pesticide Recertification (RUP) Credit will be available through each live webinar for application to one of the following categories: Private Core, Commercial Core, or Field Crops. One continuing education credit (CEU) for Certified Crop Advisers will also be available for each live session. The sessions will be recorded, and participants can view the programs independently online at a later date (no credits available for viewing recordings).

Topics in the series include:

Feb. 7

Weed Management in 2022 – Herbicide Availability and Alternative Effective Options

Christy Sprague, Field Crop Weed Specialist, MSU &
Aaron Hager, Field Crop Weed Specialist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Feb. 14

Soybean Best Management Practices – Have They Changed Over Time?

Mike Staton, Soybean Educator, MSU Extension &
Mark Seamon, Research Coordinator, Michigan Soybean Association

Feb. 21

Corn Management Today: Does Chasing the Last Bushel Pay?

Emerson Nafziger, Professor Emeritus and Extension Agronomist, University of Illinois &
Kyle Kelley, Agronomist, Cropwatch LLC

Feb. 28

The Rise and Fall of Armyworm and the New Insect Guide

Chris DiFonzo, Field Crop Entomologist, MSU &
Kelley Tilmon, Agricultural Entomologist, The Ohio State University

March 7

Managing Crop Fertility When Input Costs are High and Margins are Thin

Kurt Steinke, Field Crop Soil Fertility Specialist, MSU &
Jim Camberato, Soil Fertility Specialist, Purdue University

March 14

Weed Control in Hay Fields and Pastures

Kim Cassida, Forage and Cover Crop Specialist, MSU &
Erin Burns, Field Crop Weed Specialist, MSU

March 21

Nematode Management Options for 2022

Greg Tylka, Nematode Specialist, Iowa State University &
Marisol Quintanilla, Nematode Specialist, MSU

March 28

Tar Spot Management - Hybrids, Fungicide Efficacy and Optimizing Fungicide Timing

Marty Chilvers, Field Crop Pathologist, MSU &
Damon Smith, Field Crop Pathology Extension Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison

NOTE: If registering within one week of the first session you would like to attend, please pay by credit card. Participant links will only be sent to those with paid registration, and we have been finding that mail-in checks are taking more than a week to arrive.

Registration for MSU Extension Field Crops Webinar Series is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on March 27, 2022.

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

Contact the St. Joseph County Extension office at 269-467-5511 or msue.stjoseph@county.msu.edu for more information.