CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. — UW-Madison Division of Extension Chippewa County will host the annual Pest Management Update meeting November 17 at the Avalon Conference Center in Chippewa Falls beginning with registration at 12:30pm and the program from 1:00pm to 4:00pm with refreshments. University of Wisconsin-Madison specialists in weed science, plant pathology, and entomology will present the latest information on pest management and biology for Wisconsin field crops.
This year’s speakers include: Mark Renz, Perennial Cropping Systems Extension Weed Specialist; Rodrigo Werle, Annual Cropping Systems Extension Weed Specialist; Nick Arneson, Weed Science Outreach Specialist; PJ Liesch, Extension Entomology Diagnostician; and Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist. Topics will include updates in the areas of weed, insect and disease management. A panel discussion and Q&A regarding the pest management challenges related to planting soybeans early will follow.
The registration fee is $50 which includes the information packet and refreshments. Additional copies of the information packet will be available for purchase for $30. This year’s packet includes a hardcopy of A3646 Pest Management in Wisconsin Field Crops. All in-person attendants will also receive a free copy of A Farmer’s Guide to Wheat Diseases, which is a $30 value.
UW COVID safety protocols will be followed during the event. Three hours of CCA CEU pest management credits are available. The Avalon Conference Center is located at 1009 W. Park Ave. in Chippewa Falls.
For more information or to pre-register, contact Jerry Clark at the Chippewa County Extension Office at 715-726-7955 or email@example.com
A virtual meeting date for the Pest Management Update meeting is set for Friday, November 19 from 9:00am-noon. The cost for the virtual event will be $20 per person with pre-registration required. The virtual registration will include links to PDFs of materials and a PDF version of the A3646 publication. To Register at https://patstore.wisc.edu/secure/browse_cat.asp?category_id=39
The courthouse is open to the public and cloth face coverings are optional. Visitors may still call ahead to schedule an appointment, conduct business online or use the drop box located outside of Door #1. As a proactive and responsible measure to COVID-19, we continue to encourage the community to practicing physical distancing, covering your coughs and sneezes, washing your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, avoid touching your face and staying home if you have cold or flu like symptoms.
— UW-Madison Division of Extension Chippewa County