Corn silage quality can vary with disease incidence

Managing corn silage for quality will be the focus for Sept. 3, 2020, Field Crops Virtual Breakfast Series.

Corn silage
Photo by Phil Kaatz, MSU Extension

Corn silage harvest will soon begin in earnest in Michigan. Manni Singh will discuss recent results from his corn silage research on the Michigan State University Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 at 7 a.m. Learn about possible quality issues associated with harvest timing, ear and stalk rots and tar spot. You can also learn about free testing for corn silage mycotoxins as part of an MSU research survey. Some mycotoxins can cause loss in milk production, poor reproductive performance, sickness or even death of animals.

MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast sessions are held every week during the growing season via Zoom video or phone conference. These virtual meetings take place every Thursday morning from 7-7:30 a.m. starting April 16 through Sept. 10, 2020.

Participating is easy and free! You can join the live meeting via Zoom using a computer, tablet, mobile device or regular phone line. If you are new to Zoom, simply download the Zoom app and you will be ready to join online every week to see visuals shared by presenters. A call-in by phone option is also available but note that you will only hear the audio portion.

Restricted use pesticide (RUP) credits are now available for live attendees.

Participants must sign up to receive an email notification with instructions for joining the Virtual Breakfast. You only need to do this once and you will receive the Zoom link and call-in phone number, as well as weekly reminders every Wednesday. Participants receiving emails can opt in or out at any time.

Sign up to receive Virtual Breakfast Zoom information

If you cannot participate in the live session at 7 a.m., you can view the recorded version at any time. However, only the live session will be eligible for RUP credits. Recordings will be closed-captioned and available at the Field Crops Virtual Breakfast webpage and the MSU Extension Field Crops Team social media platforms: Facebook, Spotify, YouTubeApple Podcasts, and Twitter @MSUExtension.

If you are unable to sign up online, call the Lapeer County MSU Extension office at 810-667-0341.

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