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Vegetable & Root Crop Virtual Field Day

September 16, 2020
6-8 p.m. EST


The virtual field day will highlight research by MSU Specialists and MSU Extension Educators in supporting vegetable and root crop production in Michigan. The field day aims to inform growers about timely management issues involving disease, parasites / insects, and fertilizer timing throughout the growing season.

Draft Agenda

6:00 p.m. - Welcome, Ben Werling
6:10 p.m. - Asparagus Beetle Research Update, Jennifer Zavalnitskaya and Dr. Zsofia Szendrei
6:30 p.m. - Nitrogen rate and timing for Michigan Veggies, Michael Metiva and Dr. Zach Hayden
6:50 p.m. - Plant-parasitic Nematode Carrot and Parsnip Research, Ellie Darling & Dr. Marisol Quintanilla-Tornel
7:10 p.m. - Disease Control of Vegetables, Dr. Mary Hausbeck
7:30 p.m. - Root Crop Research Update, Ben Werling
7:50 p.m. - Question & Answer, Wrap-up, Ben Werling

Certified Crop Adviser and Restricted Use Pesticide Credits

This event will count for two restricted use pesticide (RUP) credits. Certified crop advisor (CCA) credits will also be available, pending approval from the state.

Pesticide credits will be awarded for attending the field day.


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 questions, please contact Betsy Braid at braidbet@msu.edu.