EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan State University Extension field crops team along with St. Joseph County MSU Extension will host the 2019 Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education (4301 Farm Lane Lansing, MI 48910). The audience includes farmers, agribusiness representatives, retail sales and service professionals, and private crop consultants. Out-of-state participants are also invited to attend.
Here are the top five reasons to attend this event:
- The event will provide a jumpstart for the 2020 season. Unique challenges carrying over from the record-setting 2019 growing season will be discussed and lessons learned will be shared.
- Program participants will receive the most recent MSU Extension recommendations for 2020 potential weed, insect and disease problems, fertilizer practices and emerging issues. These recommendations are based on field research conducted by MSU specialists.
- The program is offered in a timely fashion so that businesses and farmers can make their year-end bulk purchasing decisions based on demand and availability. The timing of bulk purchases can have tax implications.
- Participants will receive a hard copy of the new MSU Extension bulletin E434, “2020 Weed Control Guide for Field Crops.”
- Participants will receive seven MDARD pesticide recertification credits (Commercial/Private Core, 1A), six CCA credits and MAEAP phase 1 credit for this session.
Register online by Dec. 16, 2019, to reserve your seat and meal. You can pay online using a credit card or download a brochure for mail-in check registration. Cost is $60 per person and includes a light breakfast, lunch, snacks, the MSU Extension 2020 Weed Control Guide and other educational handouts.
Please email Eric Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 269-467-5511 with questions or accessibility requests.
— Eric Anderson, Michigan State University Extension
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