Field Crop Virtual Breakfast on May 23 will address management considerations for this season’s wheat crop

The next session of MSU Extension’s weekly Virtual Breakfast utilizing Zoom video conferencing is set for May 23 with managing Michigan’s wheat crop in 2019.

Wheat field
Condition of many wheat fields in early spring Photo: Martin Nagelkirk, MSUE

The weather patterns beginning last fall and continuing through this spring have been less than kind to the state’s wheat crop. The result has been many fields with dead areas and weak stands. Further, the cool spring has led to significant delays in the crop’s development, particularly in central and northern Michigan.

For a discussion of potential timely inputs for this season’s wheat, join the Field Crops Virtual Breakfast at 7 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019, via Zoom with Michigan State University Extension wheat specialist Dennis Pennington. He will talk about nitrogen, fungicide and herbicide use given this year’s range of development and circumstance.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the meeting. A weekly weather outlook will also be part of the meeting with MSU agricultural meteorologist Jeff Andresen.

Participating is easy!

You can join using your computer or mobile device (audio and visual) following the Zoom link: Or, call in from your phone (audio only) by dialing 669-900-6833 and enter meeting ID 552-324-349.

To receive a weekly email reminder of the Virtual Breakfast, sign up at Participants receiving emails can opt in or out at any time.

Can’t make it Thursday morning? Watch the recording!

For those who cannot join on Thursdays at 7 a.m., the Virtual Breakfast sessions will be recorded for later viewing with closed-captioning on the Field Crops Virtual Breakfast webpage. Podcasts are also available on the following platforms: iTunes, Soundcloud and Spotify.

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