FRANKENMUTH, Mich. — Michigan State University Extension specialists and educators will present new information about pest and crop management research and practices in field crops at six meetings in early 2016.
Participants will also receive a free copy of MSU Extension Bulletin E-434 2016 Weed Control Guide for Field Crops from the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee (MSPC), the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan and the Michigan Wheat Program.
The meetings start at 9 a.m. and will be held at:
Jan. 12 at Shifter’s Restaurant, 3130 W. Monroe, Alma
Jan. 14 at Bavarian Inn Lodge, 1 Covered Bridge Ln., Frankenmuth
Jan. 15 at Sanilac Career Center, 175 E. Aiken Road, Peck
Feb. 2 at Alpena Community College, 655 Johnson St., Alpena
Feb. 3 at The Trestle Stop Restaurant, 3366 M40, Hamilton
Feb. 4 at the Dowagiac Conservation Club, 54551 M51 North, Dowagiac 
The registration fee is $25 and includes a complimentary copy of the “2016 Weed Control Guide for Field Crops.” Pre-registration is required. Register online at
The program includes Dr. Chris Difonzo speaking on “Insecticide Seed Treatment Effects on Crop Yields, Farm Income and the Environment,” Dr. Martin Chilvers giving an update on “Wheat, Soybean and Corn Disease Management” and Mike Staton speaking on “Highlights of the 2015 SMaRT On-farm Soybean Research Trials.” 
After lunch, Dr. Christy Sprague will discuss the 2016 weed control guide and provide recommendations for management of challenging weeds and Dr. Kurt Steinke will discuss a summary of MSU nutrient and crop management research in corn, soybeans and wheat. 


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