Field crops disease management discussed in upcoming webinar

Disease management in field crops will be discussed at the Feb. 29, 2016, Field Crops Webinar Series webinar.

Managing diseases in field crops is an important part of producing high yielding, good quality crops. Management practices may vary year to year based on growing conditions, disease pressure and available products.

In 2015, we saw high levels of head scab in areas of Michigan. When managing for head scab, it is important to select the right fungicide and make the application when you will get the greatest impact for disease and vomitoxin suppression. Diseases are not a concern every year and in every crop. Common questions during the growing season include, “Should I use a seed treatment and what type of seed treatment should I use? Should I use a foliar fungicide for my corn?”

For the answer to these and other disease management questions, join Michigan State University field crop pathologist Marty Chilvers for a field crop disease management webinar, Feb. 29, 2016, from 7-8 p.m. EST. We will present data from trials and discuss these topics.

This webinar is part of Michigan State University Extension’s 2016 Field Crops Webinar Series addressing key production points for the coming growing season in a condensed virtual format. The series will be held Monday evenings from Feb. 22 through March 28, 7-8 p.m. EST, and can be viewed independently online over a high-speed Internet connection.

Pre-registration is required for all participants at $15 for the full series of six webinars or $5 per individual webinar session. One Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Pesticide Recertification Credit will be available through each event for application to the Private Core, Commercial Core or Field Crops categories. The March 21 webinar is also approved for Category 4, seed treatment.

The following is a list of all upcoming field crop webinars:

MSU Extension’s 2016 Field Crops Webinar Series represents a unique opportunity to access the expertise of MSU’s field crop specialists from the comfort of your own home or office. To register for one or more webinar program in the series, visit the Field Crops Webinar Series Event page. Once registered, participants will receive an email containing a link to connect to the webinars.

For additional information or assistance, contact James Dedecker at 989-734-2168 or Call 989-734-2168 by Feb. 15 to request accommodations for persons with disabilities. Requests received after this date will be fulfilled when possible.

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