Meeting 5 - Grains for Brewing and Distilling Virtual Happy Hour

Session 5 was about disease management, Fusarium Head Blight and others affecting small grains, with Dr. Martin Chilvers and Tara Watkins of the Michigan State University Field Crops Pathology Lab. We were also joined by agronomist and certified seed producer, Carl Wagner III of C3 Seeds in Niles, Michigan.

For those of us who have the privilege of working with barley, rye, and other small grains for malting and craft beverage production, the opportunity to invite everyone to an in-person, on-farm field day is the highlight of the summer. We thoroughly enjoy presenting our work, giving and receiving updates from valued colleagues, and coming together to share our thoughts, a meal, and maybe even a craft beverage.

As we pivot and adjust to doing things differently, instead of traditional field day gatherings we would like to introduce our 8 session series of virtual gatherings: Grains for Brewing & Distilling Virtual Happy Hour! We have eight episodes planned that will each focus on a specific topic.

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