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Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update for Agribusiness 2023

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET

MSU Livestock Pavilion, 4301 Farm Ln, Lansing, MI 48910

The Michigan State University Extension Field Crops Team will host the 2023 Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. 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 again this year with the in-person meeting being held at the MSU Livestock Pavilion. The virtual program will be held simultaneously via Zoom.  The audience will include agribusiness representatives, retail sales and service professionals, private crop consultants, and farmers. 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


Michigan Check-Off Programs Update

Mark Seamon, Director of Research, MI Soybean
Jody Pollok-Newsom, Executive Director, MI Wheat
Kristin Poley, Director of Research and Agronomy, MI Corn


MAEAP Update

MAEAP Technician


2023 Michigan Soybean On-farm Research Program Update

Mike Staton, MSU Extension Senior Soybean Educator


Field Crops Nematode Update

Marisol Quintanilla, MSU Field Crops Nematologist


Field Crops Diseases Update

Austin McCoy,  MSU Pathology Post Doc


Breakout Session #1


          Marketing and Input Strategies

Jon LaPorte, MSU Extension Farm Management Educator


          Farm Bill, Crop Insurance and Other Farm Policy

Alan Ker, Professor and Elton R. Smith Chair in Food and Agricultural Policy, MSU




Base Saturation - What’s in the Numbers?

David Henry, A&L Great Lakes Labs Agronomist


Agronomy Research Update

Manni Singh,  MSU Cropping Systems Agronomist


Overview of 2023 Wheat Season and Trials Update

Dennis Pennington, MSU Wheat Specialist


Breakout Session #2


           Conservation Practices are Beneficial, but How Do   We Overcome the Challenges?

Brook Wilke and Tayler Ulbrich, Associate Directors, KBS LTAR, MSU


          Michigan Drainage and Irrigation Update

Ehsan Ghane, MSU Drainage Specialist and
Younsuk Dong, MSU Irrigation Specialist


Corn and Soybean Weed Research and 2024 Weed Control Guide (E-434) Updates

Christy Sprague and Erin Burns,  MSU Field Crops Weed Specialists

4 p.m.

Program Evaluation, Credits and Adjourn


Credits Available:

  • 5.5 continuing education units (CEU's) for Certified Crop Advisors (NM 0.5, SW 0.5, PM 2, CM 1.5, PD 1)
  • 5 pesticide re-certification (RUP) credits (Commercial Core, Private Core, Field Crops 1A or Vegetables 1B)
    • Individuals registered for the virtual event must participate via their own device (If a group views the program from one location/device, only one person will be eligible for credits)
  • 1 MAEAP Phase I credit
  • $65 per person for the in-person event, includes light breakfast, hot lunch, refreshments, and the 2024 MSU Weed Control Guide (distributed at the event)
  • $80 Onsite in-person registration. Onsite registration will be limited by space available.
  • $35 per person for the online version, includes the 2024 MSU Weed Control Guide (mailed after the event)
  • No refunds for in-person attendance after Dec. 10, 2023. No refunds for virtual registration after Dec. 14, 2023.


Registration is now open through Dec. 10 for in-person registration and Dec. 14 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 for Agribusiness is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on December 10, 2023.

There are 240 openings available.

Virtual Registration

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

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on December 14, 2023.

There are 363 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

For help with registration, please contact the St. Joseph County Extension office at 269-467-5511. For any other questions, contact Eric Anderson at or 269-359-0565.