Post-emergent weed control topic for May 13 Field Crops Virtual Breakfast
The Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on May 13, 2021, will feature Michigan State University weed scientist Erin Burns discussing effective post-emergent weed control strategies in field crops.
Weeds compete with crops for water, nutrients and light, leading to reductions in crop yield. To maintain yield, it is critical not to miss the timing window for good weed control. Weather, herbicide resistant weeds and unforeseen problems can all contribute to weed challenges. Join us for the Michigan State University Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast at 7 a.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2021, with MSU weed control specialist Erin Burns. She will be discussing the optimal size to control troublesome weeds, crop growth stage restrictions for postemergence herbicide application and options to control mid- to late season weed escapes. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the broadcast. MSU agricultural climatologist Jeff Andresen will provide the weekly weather update following Burns’ presentation.
The Michigan State University Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast Series are held every week during the growing season via Zoom video or phone conference. These virtual meetings will take place every Thursday morning from 7-7:30 a.m. April 1 through Sept. 23, 2021. There will be a 30-minute Q&A session following the presentations.
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.
Restricted use pesticide (RUP) credits and Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) CEUs are now available for attendees who attend the live meeting.
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.
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 and CCA credits. Recordings will be closed-captioned and available at the Field Crops Virtual Breakfast webpage and the MSU Extension Field Crops Team social media platforms: Facebook, Spotify, YouTube, Apple Podcasts and Twitter.
If you are unable to sign up online, call the Lapeer County MSU Extension office at 810-667-0341.