Michigan State University Extension specialists and educators are teaming up to bring agribusiness professionals and farmers a series of virtual breakfast meetings.
These 30-minute online meetings will start your day off right with discussion of current field and weather conditions, timely crop production tips, and the latest information on emerging issues likely to affect growers across the state.
The live, online meetings will run from 7 to 7:30 a.m. every Thursday through Sept. 5.
Participants can join using their computer, mobile device or regular phone line. Follow the Zoom link at https://msu.zoom.us/j/552324349 to join online or call in at 669-900-6833. The meeting ID is 552-324-349.
Scheduled topics and dates
Note that these may change to cover breaking pest and weather situations:
May 2. Corn and soybean planting with Manni Singh
May 9. Early soil fertility with Kurt Steinke
May 16. Alfalfa seeding and cutting management with Kim Cassida
May 23. Fusarium head blight control in wheat with Dennis Pennington
May 30. Insect management with Chris DiFonzo
June 6. Late-season weed control with Erin Burns
June 13. Identifying midseason soybean issues with Mike Staton
June 20. Managing tar spot with Martin Chilvers
June 27. Irrigation scheduling with Steve Miller and Lyndon Kelley
July 4. No call, Fourth of July
July 11. Nematode management with Marisol Quintanilla
July 18. Cover crop management with Dean Baas
July 25. Managing sugar beet pests with Daniel Bublitz
Aug. 1. Insect management with Chris DiFonzo
Aug. 8. Plant disease update with Martin Chilvers
Aug. 15. Industrial hemp with Kurt Thelen
Aug. 22. Corn silage disease and quality management with Manni Singh
Aug. 29. Harvesting weed seeds with Erin Hill
Sept. 5. Calibrating yield monitors with Dennis Pennington