Cover crops and wheat with Brook Wilke on June 30 Field Crops Virtual Breakfast
The June 30 Field Crops Virtual Breakfast will discuss using legume cover crops to save on nitrogen fertilizers in subsequent cropping seasons.
With wheat harvest looming, it is time to consider planting cover crops. Brook Wilke, associate director of the KBS Long-Term Agroecosystem Research Program, will be discussing cover crop options following wheat at the Michigan State University Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on June 30, 2022. Potential cover crop mixtures include oats and radish but planting legume cover crops could also help with nitrogen credits for subsequent year corn crops.
Following the 20-minute presentation, MSU Extension climatologist Jeff Andresen will present a 15-minute weather summary and forecast. One RUP credit and one CCA credit will be awarded following the presentations. If more discussion is needed, a question-and-answer period will follow until 8 a.m. Other MSU Extension specialists and educators will be available for discussion.
MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast sessions are held every week during the growing season via Zoom. These virtual meetings take place every Thursday morning from 7-8 a.m., March 31 through September 22, 2022. The Virtual Breakfast Series is flexible, fluid and able to adapt when issues arise due to unforeseen growing conditions. There will be an open 25-minute Q&A session following the presentations with MSU specialists and educators. Participants are encouraged to log into the Zoom link five minutes prior to the start time for a tech check and receive announcements.
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.
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 and Thursday. Participants receiving emails can opt in or out at any time.
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 and CCA 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, YouTube, Apple Podcasts and Twitter.
If you are unable to sign up online, call the Lapeer County MSU Extension office at 810-667-0341.