Producers and agricultural professionals are invited to attend one of a series of Pest Management Meetings to be hosted by University of Wisconsin-Extension during November.
Topics will include weed and insect management and disease control. "We have many topics and issues to discuss as we review this year, especially with the wide ranging weather effects - from drought to bumper crops," says Chris Boerboom, weed scientist at UW-Madison/Extension.
Speakers at the meetings include Boerboom; Eileen Cullen, UW-Madison/Extension field crop entomologist; Craig Grau, UW-Madison/Extension field crop plant pathologist; and Mark Renz, UW-Madison/Extension weed scientist. This meeting will provide four hours of pest management continuing education credits for certified crop advisors.
All sessions start at 10 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. Registration and coffee begins at 9:30 a.m. for all sessions. The registration fee is $25. This fee covers the cost of the information packet and the noon meal. The information packet will contain the 2007 Pest Management in Wisconsin Field Crops bulletin, with weed, insect and disease control recommendations for corn, soybean, small grains and forages, as well as other pest management reference materials. Additional copies of the information packet will be available for purchase at $15 each.
Organizers request participants to pre-register with the host agent at least one week before the meeting they wish to attend.
The schedule for the Wisconsin Pest Management Update meetings is:
Nov. 6, Sparta, contact Bill Halfman, 608-269-8722
Nov. 7, Bloomer, contact Jerry Clark, 715-726-7950
Nov. 8, Marshfield, contact Matt Lippert, 715-421-8440
Nov. 10, Fond du Lac, contact Mike Rankin, 920-929-3170
Nov. 13, Platteville, contact Ted Bay, 608-723-2125
Nov. 14, Arlington, contact Randy Zogbaum, 608-742-9682
Nov. 15, Green Bay, contact Kevin Jarek, 920-832-5119
Nov. 16, Janesville, contact Jim Stute, 608-757-5696