DOWAGIAC, Mich. — Field crop producers, consultants and agribusiness professionals are invited to attend the 2023 Southwest Michigan Crop and Pest Management Update on Monday, Jan. 23 at the Dowagiac Conservation Club (54551 M-51 North, Dowagiac, MI 49047) hosted by Michigan State University Extension.
Participants will hear MSU Extension specialists present the latest recommendations for managing crops, weeds, and diseases and learn about current research in farm economics and water management topics.
The meeting will begin with check-in and a light breakfast at 8:30 AM and conclude by 3:00 PM. Educational sessions will begin at 9:00 AM and include the following:
- Erin Burns – Weed Control Update
- Marty Chilvers – Opportunities and Challenges of Disease Management
- Mike Reinke – Drone Spraying by the Numbers
- Manni Singh – Corn and Soybean Agronomy Research Update
- Matt Gammans – Farmland Rental Rates and Input Considerations
- Younsuk Dong and Lyndon Kelley – Strategies for Efficient Irrigation Water Use
Cost is $40 per person and includes a light breakfast and lunch. Attendees will receive a copy of Extension bulletin E-434 “2023 Weed Control Guide for Field Crops” due to generous support from Michigan Soybean Committee, Michigan Wheat Program, and Corn Marketing Program of Michigan.
Attendees can earn 5 Michigan pesticide recertification (RUP) credits and 5 Certified Crop Advisor credits (1SW, 2IPM, 1CM, 1PD).
Pre-registration is required to ensure an accurate count for meals and materials. Register online at https://events.anr.msu.edu/2023CropandPestmanagement. Registration will close on January 17th so please plan accordingly.
For more information contact the Van Buren MSU Extension office at 269-657-8213, or contact Eric Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 269-359-0565).
— Michigan State University Extension