MSU Ext. offers online pest/crop mgmt. update

MSU Extension is offering the online program, “UP/Northern Michigan Virtual Pest and Crop Management Update 2021” on Jan. 15.

The online educational program for farmers will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Jan. 15.

This program is planned for farmers raising grain and forage crops in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Lower Michigan.

The program will include short talks from several crop experts from Michigan State University, including:

≤ Advancement of Northern Michigan Dry Beans: Scott Bales, MSU Dry Bean Specialist

≤ Small Grains: Oats, Barley, Triticale and Straw: Dennis Pennington, MSU Wheat System Specialist

≤ MAEAP (Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program): Holly Moss, MAEAP Technician Delta Co.

≤ Successful Corn Silage Production: Dr. Manni Singh, MSUE Agronomy Specialist

≤ Mixing It Up in Your Hayfield: Dr. Kim Cassida, MSUE Forage and Cover Crop Specialist

≤ Integrated Wildlife Damage Management in Northern Michigan: Dr. James DeDecker, Director- MSU-UPREC

Participants will need a reasonably good internet connection to participate. Cost of the program is $15 and includes the MSU 2021 Weed Control Guide for Field Crops ($15 value, not including postage), delivered following the meeting compliments of Michigan’s corn, wheat and soybean commodity organizations.

Register by Jan. 10 at https://events.anr.msu.edu/2021PCMUPDATE/. Contact Jim Isleib, MSU Extension at 906-250-9609 with questions or for assistance.


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