Stored Grain Management Training for Farmers/Commercial Applicators

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

MSU Livestock Pavilion
4301 Farm Lane
Lansing, MI 48910

Participants will learn information about basic grain storage concepts, stored grain insect identification and management, fumigant regulations, fumigation practices, fumigation safety procedures and selecting, using and maintaining required safety equipment. By completing this class, participants will earn enough recertificaiton credits to renew their private or commercial applicator fumigation standard and be able to purchase and apply fumigants in Michigan. The cost of the workshop is $65 per person (includes lunch and materials). Registration deadline is Dec. 13, 2019.  

AGENDA:

  • Regulatory Update on Fumigation— Brian Verhougstraete, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Pesticide Program Manager 
  • Stored Grain Insect Pest Identification and Management—Dr. Klein Ileleji, Purdue University Department of Entomology Stored Product Protection Program
  • 2019 Crop Pests, Conditions and Diseases That Can Lead to Storage Issues for Corn—Dr. Mani Singh and Kaitlin Fusilier, MSU Department of Crop and Microbial Sciences 
  • Commodity Fumigation Basics—Jordan Rivera, Fumigation Services Inc., Westfield (Indianapolis) Indiana    http://www.fumigationzone.com/
  • Lunch
  • Fumigation Products, Procedures, Calculations, Hazards, Safety Procedures and Equipment—Jordan Rivera   
  • Wrap-up and Adjourn

Registration for Stored Grain Management Training for Farmers/Commercial Applicators is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on December 12, 2019.

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 informaton, contact the Van Buren MSU Extension Office at 269-657-8213 or msue.vanburen@county.msu.edu.