March 13, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dundee Village Office - Council Chambers
350 W Monroe St
Dundee, MI
Lunch, Coffee, and Snacks Included
Registration Required, $20 Pre-Registered

The meeting will earn participants a phase 1 credit Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). Application has been made for three (3) Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) credits, two (2) Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) Soil & Water Management credits, and a 0.5 CCA Crop Management credit.

Topics and Speakers:

8:30 - 9 a.m. - Registration - Coffee and Donuts

Irrigation Scheduling (Steve Miller & Lyndon Kelley)
Checkbook Irrigation Scheduling
Soil Moisture Monitoring
Interpreting and integrating results
Michigan Water Policy and Irrigation Implications (Steve Miller & Lyndon Kelley)
Michigan riparian doctrine, water rights conflicts
Michigan Large Volume Water Withdrawal (LQW) Registration and reporting system
Water Withdrawal Assessment Tool and site-specific review process
Unregistered (LQW) - new opportunities

Using Irrigation for Fertilizer and Chemical Application (Steve Miller & Lyndon Kelley)
Chemigation equipment, backflow and required safety equipment
Irrigation for germination and incorporating chemicals

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. - Break

Irrigated Crop Management (Dr. Kurt Steinke, Ned Birkey & Ricardo Costa-Silva)
Achieving adequate stands and hybrid selection in irrigated or highly productive corn
Managing Nitrogen, Sulfur, Phosphorus and Potassium in irrigated soils
Emerging Pest Problems

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Lunch

Managing Nutrients for Top Irrigated Protection (Dr. Kurt Steinke)
Managing Phosphorus on Tile Drain Field

Water Testing for Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Compliance (Marissa Schuh)
Who needs to test under FSMA
How often to test and where to get testing done
Interpreting test results and keeping appropriate records

Drainage Benefits and Conversion Practices (Dr. Ehsan Ghane)
Introduction to Drainage
Drainage lateral spacing Cost and Benefits
Phosphorus movement in tile drains
Drainage Conservation Practices saturated buffer, woodchip bioreactor and drainage water recycling
Ongoing Edge of Field monitoring

Register online, by mail, or by phone!
Online: see below
By mail: 1040 S Winter Street, Suite 2020, Adrian, MI 49221
By phone: 517-264-5300

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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 Marissa Schuh at 517-264-5309 or