EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan State University Extension field crops team and Eaton County MSU Extensionwill host the 2018 Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education (4301 Farm Lane, Lansing, MI 48910).
This program is intended for agribusiness, farmers, retail sales and service professionals, Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) officials and private crop consultants. This event will provide agribusiness industries with MSU pesticide recommendations in a timely fashion so they can make their bulk purchasing and sales decisions before the year’s end. Participants will receive MSU Extension 2019 recommendations for potential weed, insect and disease problems and fertilizer practices.
The Michigan field crops industry encountered another challenging year associated with late planting, flooding, rising input costs and resistance management of pests. The agenda will include a review of the 2018 growing season, on-farm research, soil health and fertility, insect and weed resistance management, and the “2019 Weed Control Guide for Field Crops,” MSU Extension bulletin E434.
Online registration will be available soon at the MSU Extension Field Crops Events page. Participants will receive Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) restricted use pesticide credits and CCA credits for this session.
— George Silva, Michigan State University Extension
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