Field Crops Virtual Breakfast Series continues with corn and nitrogen management after waterlogging

Join us May 9 as Alex Lindsey discusses managing corn and nitrogen after waterlogging.

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A plot of corn in 2021 that was intentionally flooded twice for three days and did not receive pre-plant nitrogen fertilizer. Non-flooded borders can be seen in the background. Photo by Alex Lindsey, Ohio State University.

According to Alex Lindsey, PhD, from Ohio State University, flooding is becoming more prevalent in crop fields in the spring due to changing precipitation patterns and increasing storm intensity. One major question that has arisen due to the role water plays in nitrogen cycling and causing environmental losses is how nitrogen should be managed in corn systems when we anticipate flooding is going to occur. Lindsey has been evaluating corn’s response to nitrogen applied before and/or after flooding, as well as if different nitrogen products could help preserve yield in the event flooding does occur. He will be sharing the results of his research with listeners of the Field Crops Virtual Breakfast Series on May 9. 

In addition to Lindsey, Jeff Andresen will share his updated weather outlook.  

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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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