Monroe County to host first pest and crop management meeting of 2020

Are you looking to get the latest updates for your 2020 field crop season and to socialize with your community after the holidays? If so, the Pest and Crop Management Update in Dundee is the place to be.

Participants at a meeting
Photo by Ricardo Costa, MSU Extension

Michigan State University Extension is bringing a state-of-the-art event for farmers and agribusinesses in southeast Michigan. On Jan. 3, 2020, from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., MSU Extension will be hosting the first 2020 Field Crop Pest and Crop Management Update of the year at the Dundee Village Office, 350 W. Monroe St, Dundee, MI 48131.

Since 2019 was a unique year, experts will be covering hot topics from weed control in areas that didn’t get planted in 2019 to government programs available in 2020 (shown below) that will help farmers to make their 2020 crop season decisions.

  • 2020 market outlook, James Hilker, MSU
  • Herbicide programs options in 2020, Erin Burns, MSU
  • What can cover crops do for me? Dean Baas, MSU
  • Farm stress: How to recognize symptoms and become an ally, Eric Karbowski, MSU
  • Diseases to scout for this spring, Martin Chilvers, MSU
  • Funding programs: Where is money available this year, Brittany Santure, MAEAP

During the program, you will have the opportunity to connect with other participants in between talks during networking breaks. You will also receive a free copy of the 2020 Weed Control Guide for Field Crops. RUP, CCA and MAEAP phase 1 credits will also be provided at the end of the meeting.

The registration fee is only $30, and you can register online at Pest and Crop Management Update Meeting 2020 or call the MSU Extension Lenawee County office at 517-264-5300. Lunch and snacks will also provided. You must register by Dec. 27 to have your lunch guaranteed.

Visit the Pest and Crop Management Update Meeting 2020 registration page to see other meetings throughout Michigan during January/February 2020.

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