Dry bean considerations topic for May 27 Field Crops Virtual Breakfast

The Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on May 27 will feature MSU dry bean systems specialist Scott Bales discussing important considerations for the 2021 dry bean cropping season.

Dark red kidney beans in a field.
Delta County dark red kidney beans on July 27, 2020 Photo by Jim Isleib MSU Extension.

The Michigan State University Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast for Thursday, May 27, 2021, will focus on dry bean planting and management considerations. MSU dry bean specialist Scott Bales will be covering a wide range of dry bean planting topics including variety selection, seeding rates, soil conditions and management considerations for the upcoming season. In a competitive market, we will discuss how to make the most of the 2021 dry bean crop start to finish. As always, a weather update for the week will be provided by MSU agricultural climatologist Jeff Andresen, and there will be an opportunity for participants to have their questions answered.

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The Michigan State University Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast Series are held every week during the growing season via Zoom video or phone conference. These virtual meetings will take place every Thursday morning from 7-7:30 a.m. April 1 through Sept. 23, 2021. There will be a 30-minute Q&A session following the presentations.

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 and Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) CEUs are now available for attendees who attend the live meeting. 

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 for the free Field Crops Virtual Breakfast 

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: FacebookSpotifyYouTubeApple 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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