Directed spray applications in corn coming up in June 6 Field Crops Virtual Breakfast

Join the Field Crops Virtual Breakfast Series on June 6 for management recommendations on directed spray applications in corn.

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Photo by Nicolle Ritchie, MSU Extension.
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Photo by Jason Deveau, OMAFRA.

Jason Deveau of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) will speak about the factors that make directed applications with drop hoses attractive in corn systems. He will share research from the past three years regarding Agrotop’s Beluga drop hose system, spray coverage uniformity and economic increases from directed applications versus conventional overhead broadcast applications. In addition to founding and co-authoring “Airblast 101—Your Guide to Effective and Efficient Spraying,” Deveau is one half of the dynamic Sprayers 101 duo which combines fun, education and cinema in their Exploding Sprayer Myths episodes. 

Following Deveau’s presentation, Michigan State University Extension climatologist Jeff Andresen will give a weather update and forecast. There will then be time to ask questions and interact with Deveau and various Michigan State University Extension specialists. 

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The Michigan State University Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast Series is live via Zoom every Thursday morning from 7 – 8 a.m., March 21 through Sept. 19. Topics are flexible and loosely established at the beginning of the season and can change to address rapidly changing concerns such as flooding and drought. Each year brings different challenges, and this series is designed to meet the needs of our field crop producers no matter what the conditions may dictate.

Each week, restricted-use pesticide recertification (RUP) credits and certified crop advisor (CCA) continuing education unit credits will also be available. To receive recertification credits, participants must be on the live Zoom session.

After RUP and CCA credit information, attendees can leave or stay on for a less formal Q&A discussion with farmers, educators and specialists that lasts until 8 a.m. In addition to the scheduled speaker for the day, other MSU Extension campus specialists and educators with field crops responsibility are frequently part of the call and are available to answer any question related to relevant circumstances happening in their area of expertise.

Participating is easy and free! Participants must sign up to receive an email notification with instructions for joining the Virtual Breakfast Series. You only need to do this once to receive the Zoom link and call-in phone number in the weekly email reminders that are sent every Wednesday and Thursday. Participants receiving emails can opt in or out at any time.

Sign up for Field Crops Virtual Breakfast Series 

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.

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