EAST LANSING, Mich. — White mold is an important yield limiting disease in many crop years. Michigan State University conducts efficacy trials, as well as other research on white mold at the MSU Montcalm Research Center in Lakeview, Michigan, annually. This research center provides an excellent environment to produce consistent white mold disease pressure, as several host crops including soybeans, dry beans and potatoes are grown at this facility and irrigation is available and used to stimulate the disease.
On Sept. 20, 2017, at 1 p.m., you can observe first-hand many of the fungicides being used to combat this disease on soybeans. MSU plant pathologist Martin Chilvers will lead a tour of the plots and will be available for discussion. MSUExtension soybean educator Mike Staton and I, a MSU Extension field crop and commercial vegetable educator, will also be available for discussing management practices
The tour will take place at the Montcalm Research Center plots, located 3.5 miles west of Stanton, Michigan. Take Stanton Road to Grow Road. Take Grow Road north 3 miles to McBrides Road. Take McBrides Road west 1.2 miles. The MSUMontcalm Research Center will be on the south side of the road, 4629 W. McBrides Road Lakeview, MI 48850.
Light refreshments will be provided. The tour is free. Registration is requested but not required. Register by emailing Fred Springborn at firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 989-831-7509 or texting 989-671-7460.
— Fred Springborn, Michigan State University Extension
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