Get ready for the upcoming Field Crop Production Update in southeast Michigan

On Jan. 14, 2019, Lenawee County will host the MSU Extension Field Crop Production Update. Don’t miss this chance to learn what to expect for the 2019 crop season.

Controlling pests is an important part of raising crops, but as any farmer knows, good management involves a whole host of variables: rotations, variety/hybrid selection, nutrient management, water management, soil improvement, marketing and many others.

If you are interested in learning more about the new research findings for the upcoming crop season, don’t miss the opportunity to come to our first meeting of Michigan State University Extension’s Field Crop Production Update series in southeast Michigan on Jan. 14, 2019 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Lenawee County MSU Extension office, 1040 S. Winter Street, Suite 2020, Adrian, MI 49221.

The registration fee for this program is $30 per person. Pre-registration is required to ensure an accurate count for meals and materials. You can register online at Field Crop Production Update series or by phone at 517-264-5300. Please register at least one week before the event you plan to attend.

Maninder Singh, MSU Extension cropping systems specialist, will discuss profitable corn and soybean production through variety selection and seeding rate and planting time. Other important topics covered during the meeting are:

  • Soil fertility and nutrient management update - Kurt Steinke, MSU Extension soil fertility specialist
  • Building value from cover crops - Kim Cassida, MSU Extension forage and cover crop specialist
  • Drainage management for nutrient retention - Ehsan Ghane, MSU Extension drainage specialist
  • Wheat agronomy and economics update - Dennis Pennington, MSU Extension wheat systems specialist
  • Market outlook and profitability strategies - Jim Hilker, MSU Extension agricultural economist

This meeting is approved for four RUP credits (Core, 1A, 1B) and four CEUs credits. For more information, please contact Ricardo Costa, MSU Extension field crops educator, at 517-264-5310 or

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