GOSHEN, Ind. — One of the best field crop meetings in the area each year has been the Indiana/Michigan Irrigated Field Crops meeting, put together by the Extension Services of Michigan State and Purdue. This year, because of the pandemic, the meeting has been moved to an online format, and it will be free!
The program will be held over two evenings, Mondays, February 1 and 8, at 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET. Among the topics to be covered are: when should the last application of water be made, scheduling irrigation during peak use times, adjusting for late season planting, accounting for rainfall variability, and crop sensing tools. On the second evening, one highlight will be Dr. Jim Specht of the University of Nebraska discussing his work with high yield soybeans.
To register for the program, visit tinyurl.com/IrrigCornSoy and enter your contact information. Once you are registered, additional information about the program will be sent to your email.
Michigan growers can receive 2 RUP credits (commercial, private core and 1A) per night. Indiana growers can receive 1 PARP credit by paying $10 (collected in the sign-up process) and attending both nights. Indiana Commercial applicators can receive 2 CCHs (Cat1 and RT) by attending both nights. Certified Crop Advisors can receive 2 CEUs per evening.
— Jeff Burbrink, Extension Educator
Purdue Extension Elkhart County
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