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5 reasons to attend crop, pest meeting

Receive the latest recommendations on insects and diseases on Dec. 18.

November 21, 2018

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UPCOMING EVENT: The 20th annual Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update for Agribusiness will feature 2019 MSU crop and pest recommendations.

The 20th annual Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update for Agribusiness will feature 2019 MSU crop and pest recommendations, on-farm research data, and pesticide certification credits.

The Michigan State University Extension Field Crops Team, along with Eaton County MSU Extension, will host the 2018 Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update on from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 18 at the MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education.

Following are five reasons for attending this event:

1. Program participants will receive the most recent MSU Extension’s recommendations for 2019 potential weed, insect and disease problems, fertilizer practices, and emerging issues. These recommendations are based on field research conducted by MSU specialists.

2. The program is offered in a timely fashion, so 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.

3. The event will provide a jumpstart for the 2019 season. The field crop industry is facing production and marketing challenges associated with climate changes, volatile commodity prices, rising input costs, rapidly evolving technologies and potential new pests.

4. Participants will receive a hard copy of the 2019 Weed Control Guide, E434.

5. Participants will receive seven MDARD credits (Com. Core, Priv. Core, 1A), 6.5 CCA credits and MAEAP Phase 1 credit for this session.

Online registration using a credit card is available. You can also download a brochure for mail-in check registration. Email George Silva at [email protected] or call 517-543-4467 with questions.

Source: MSU Extension

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