Planting considerations for dry beans the topic of next week’s Virtual Breakfast

Michigan State University dry bean specialist Scott Bales to discuss preparations for planting dry beans on the May 28, 2020, Field Crops Virtual Breakfast.

Navy bean field
Navy bean field near Hillman, Michigan. Photo by Christian Tollini, MSU Extension.

The Michigan State University Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast for Thursday, May 28, 2020, will focus on dry bean planting considerations. MSU dry bean specialist Scott Bales will be covering a wide range of dry bean planting topics including variety selection, seeding rates, soil conditions, weed management and soil fertility. As always, a weather update for the week will be provided by MSU agricultural climatologist Jeff Andresen, and there will be an opportunity for participants to have their questions answered.

The Field Crops Virtual Breakfast sessions are held every week during the growing season via Zoom. These virtual meetings take place every Thursday morning from 7-7:30 a.m. from April 16 through Sept. 10, 2020. In cooperation with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), RUP credits will now be available for the live sessions for many of the upcoming topics. Each week will have a specific code provided to attendees. The recertification credits will not be available to those viewing the recordings or podcasts. Categories will be Commercial core, Private core and 1A.

Participating is easy and free! You can join the live meeting via Zoom using a computer, tablet, mobile device or regular phone line. If you are new to Zoom, simply download the Zoom app and you will be ready to join online every week to see visuals shared by presenters. A call-in by phone option is also available but note that you will only hear the audio portion.

Participants must sign up to receive an email notification with instructions for joining the Virtual Breakfast. You only need to do this once and you will receive the Zoom link and call-in phone number, as well as weekly reminders every Wednesday. Participants receiving emails can opt in or out at any time.

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If you cannot participate in the live session at 7 a.m., you can view the recorded version at any time. However, only the live session will be eligible for RUP credits. Recordings will be closed-captioned and available at the Field Crops Virtual Breakfast page and the MSU Extension Field Crops Team social media platforms: FacebookTwitterSpotifyApple Podcasts and YouTube.

If you are unable to sign up online, call the Lapeer County MSU Extension office at 810-667-0341.

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