Field Crops Webinar Series: Weed management challenges that lurk for 2020

The third webinar in the series will cover several options on how to best manage problem weeds, such as horseweed (marestail) and waterhemp, as the next crop season fast approaches.

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The 2020 Field Crops Webinar Series will continue on Feb. 24 with “Weed Management Challenges that Lurk for 2020.” Christy Sprague, Michigan State University Extension weed specialist, will talk about control options for the 2020 growing season, taking into consideration the high numbers of weed escapes and several unmanaged prevented plant acres in the great state of Michigan.

The live webinars run on Monday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. EST through March 30, 2020. Other topics in the series include:

  • March 2: Emergent Pests and Diseases – Chris DiFonzo and Martin Chilvers
  • March 9: Nutrient Management to Improve Efficiency – Kurt Steinke
  • March 16: Woodlot Management – Julie Crick
  • March 23: Hemp Production in Michigan – James DeDecker and Eric Anderson
  • March 30: Farmers Helping Farmers with Farm Stress – Roger Betz and Eric Karbowski

Participants can register for the entire series at $20 per person or for individual sessions at $5 per person per session. Those attending the live webinars will be eligible to earn one MDARD Pesticide Recertification (RUP) credit per session for application to one of the following categories: Private Core, Commercial Core or Field Crops. Each webinar will also be recorded and archived, and participants may choose to view the recordings at a later date.

To register for one or more webinar programs in the series, visit the Field Crops Webinar Series event page. Prior to each webinar, registrants will receive an email containing a link to connect to the webinars. The webinars may be accessed on a computer or mobile device with a stable internet connection—no other equipment is necessary.

For additional information or assistance, contact Eric Anderson at 269-467-5511 or

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