Participants will learn new information about managing white mold in both dry beans and soybeans. Dr. Michael Wunsch, plant pathologist from North Dakota State University, will present key results and recommendations from his white mold research trials in North Dakota.

When: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: The Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center, 3775 South Reese Road, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Registration: The Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee (Michigan Soybean Checkoff program) and the Michigan Bean Commission are covering all program costs. However, pre-registration is requested to ensure an accurate count for lunch and materials. To register online, please go to To register by phone, please call the Tuscola County MSUE office at 989-672-3870 before noon on Wednesday, February 27th.


8:45 a.m. Registration, coffee and donuts

9 a.m. Welcome and introduction from the Michigan Soybean Checkoff  and the Michigan Bean Commission — Mark Seamon, Research Coordinator, Michigan    Soybean Checkoff and Joe Cramer, Executive  Director, the Michigan Bean Commission

9:15 a.m. Improving white mold management in soybeans and dry beans:  key findings and recommendations from applied research in North Dakota —Michael Wunsch, plant pathologist, North Dakota State University

  • Optimizing fungicide application timing in soybeans and dry beans
  • Impact of spray droplet size on fungicide performance in soybeans and dry beans
  • Using drop nozzles to improve fungicide performance in soybeans and kidney beans
  • Returns to one versus two fungicide applications, with an emphasis on soybeans
  • Management of white mold using susceptible and partially resistant soybean varieties
  • Optimizing soybean and dry bean row spacing and seeding rate for maximum agronomic performance under white mold pressure

12 p.m. Lunch (provided by the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee and the Michigan Bean Commission)

Pesticide applicator recertification credits are available

Cost: FREE

White Mold Management in Dry Beans and Soybeans Flyer

Registration for P-Card Training is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on March 1, 2019.


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 Mike Staton, MSU Extension soybean educator by phone at 269-673-0370 ext. 2562 or by email at