Plan to participate in the Michiana Irrigated Corn and Soybean Conference

This educational program will address issues related to irrigated corn and soybean production and will be held via Zoom on Feb. 1 and 8, 2021.

Irrigator
Photo by Lyndon Kelley, MSU Extension

Agricultural producers from Indiana and Michigan are often looking to fine-tune their irrigated corn and soybean production systems to maximize income. Michigan State University Extension and Purdue University Extension are co-sponsoring a two-night educational series to address issues related to irrigated corn and soybean production. The Michiana Irrigated Corn and Soybean Conference will be held on Monday, Feb. 1 and Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Both sessions will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Presenters from Michigan State University, Purdue University, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, the Indiana Department of Agriculture and private industry will cover the following topics:

Feb. 1

  • Irrigation scheduling, planning and usage – Lyndon Kelley
  • Irrigation and nutrient management – Jim Camberato and Kurt Steinke
  • Farm stress (brief but important topic on managing stress) – Elysia Rogers
  • Combine clean-out to reduce the spread of weed seeds – Mike Staton
  • Timing the last irrigation runs in corn and soybeans – Chuck Burr and Jim Specht
  • Recommendations for raising high-yielding irrigated soybeans – Jim Specht

Feb. 8

  • Federal agricultural policy – Alek Shaefer
  • Crop sensing tools – Nate Dorsey
  • Farm stress (brief but important topic on managing farm stress) – Elysia Rogers
  • Tar spot management update – Darcy Telenko and Martin Chilvers
  • Impact of climate change on irrigation management practices – Beth Hall and Jeff Andresen

There is no charge for the program, but preregistration is requested before Wednesday, Jan. 29. Michigan pesticide recertification (RUP) credits, continuing education credits for CCAs and Indiana Pesticide Applicator Records Program (PARP) credits will be available for each program. You will receive the Zoom link upon registration.

Register for the Michiana Irrigated Corn and Soybean Conference

Please call the Purdue Extension office in LaGrange County at 260-499-6334 if you have any questions about this program.

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