Final call to register for 2019 Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update

The Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update on Dec. 18, 2019 will highlight new MSU pest management recommendations and year-end certification credits.

Collage of field crop photos

Michigan State University Extension and St. Joseph County MSU Extension will host the 2019 Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education (4301 Farm Lane,  Lansing, MI 48910.  

MSU Extension specialists and educators will address critical issues facing the field crops industry in relationship to Michigan’s economic, agronomic and environmental challenges. From prevented plant fields to expanding resistant weed problems to crops still standing in fields, farmers this winter will have several challenges heading into the 2020 cropping season.  Attendees will hear updates on the following topics:

  • 2019 SMaRT On-Farm Soybean Research
  • Field Crops Diseases including Tar Spot in Corn
  • Forage Research
  • Agronomy and Cropping Systems Research
  • Field Crops Nematodes
  • Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Check-off Programs
  • New MSU Sugar Beet and Dry Bean Specialists
  • Nutrient Management Research
  • 2019 Wheat Season and Trials
  • Corn and Soybean Weed Research and 2020 Weed Control Guide

Participants will also have an opportunity to meet with their regional Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) representatives to discuss the verification program. This comprehensive, voluntary and proactive program is designed to reduce farmers’ legal and environmental risks through an on-farm verification process to ensure the farmer has implemented environmentally sound practices.

Participants will receive seven MDARD pesticide recertification credits (Commercial/Private Core, 1A), six CCA credits and MAEAP phase 1 credits for this session.

The last day to register is Dec. 16. Cost is $60 per person and includes lunch and refreshments, access to MSU specialists and educators, the 2020 Weed Control Guide and other resources. Registration and a light breakfast begin at 8 a.m. and educational sessions begin at 9:00 a.m.

Contact Eric Anderson at 269-467-5511 or if you have questions.

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