St. Joseph County IPM Breakfast Series - Field Crop Nutrient Management Concerns and Technologies

Date: May 24, 2016 - June 28, 2016
Time: 7 - 8:30 a.m.
Location: Royal Cafe, 701 E Main Street, Centreville, MI 49032
Contact: Eric Anderson, eander32@msu.edu

St. Joseph County IPM Breakfast Series
Field Crop Nutrient Management Concerns and Technologies

Kurt Steinke is an Assistant Professor of Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management at Michigan State University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. His research and extension interests include improving the ecological efficiency and refining nutrient management strategies for a broad array of production agricultural systems, evaluating the environmental impacts of managed ecosystems, managing phosphorus-enriched stormwater runoff, environmental stress physiology and management, and drought and water management. 

Steinke will address nutrient management issues that are important for crop production systems in southwest Michigan. He will explain recent field research results and how they can be used by growers to inform fertilizer application decisions. He will make recommendations for nitrogen fertilizer applications for the rest of the season based on weather patterns to date.  He will also discuss current technologies for measuring crop nutrient needs and how these also can be used to inform decisions.

This series of breakfast meetings will focus on various aspects of field crop production in Southwest Michigan. The meetings will be held at the Royal Cafe in Centreville, MI at 7 a.m. every Tuesday morning from April 19 through June 28, 2016.  Meetings will include updates on integrated pest management (IPM) and other issues from the local MSU Extension field crops team followed by a presentation on a topic important to field crop production.  Participants can order their own breakfasts and eat during the meeting. Open to the public, no pre-registration is necessary. Contact Eric Anderson (eander32@msu.edu or 269-467-5511) at the MSU Extension office in Centreville with questions.

This breakfast meeting is being sponsored by Tony Belcher with Koviack Irrigation & Farm Services in Three Rivers, MI.  The overall IPM breakfast series is supported by a donation from the Monsanto Company.

DateTopicSpeakerCredits Offered
19-Apr Weather Outlook for 2016 Season Dr. Jeff Andresen, MSU RUP, CEU (Crop Mgmt)
26-Apr Cover Crop Termination - How’s, When’s and What-if’s Dr. Dean Baas, MSUE RUP, CEU (Crop Mgmt)
3-May Upcoming Herbicide Tolerant Crops Rod Stevenson, Monsanto Company and Leslie Abbott, Dow AgroSciences RUP, CEU (IPM)
10-May Grain Market Update Dr. Jim Hilker, MSU RUP, CEU (Prof Dvlpmt)
17-May Field Crop Weed Issues Dr. Christy Sprague, MSU RUP, CEU (IPM)
24-May Field Crop Nutrient Management Concerns and Technologies Dr. Kurt Steinke, MSU RUP, CEU (Nutrient Mgmt)
31-May Field Crop Insect Issues Dr. Chris DiFonzo, MSU RUP, CEU (IPM)
7-Jun Field Crop Disease Issues Dr. Marty Chilvers, MSU RUP, CEU (IPM)
14-Jun Soil Health: Feeding the Soil Tom Shibley, Midwest BioAg RUP, CEU (Soil and Water)
21-Jun Irrigation: Experiences with Soil Moisture Monitors and Schedulers Wally Hekter, Legacy Land Farms, Inc. and Tony Belcher, Koviack Irrigation & Farm Services RUP, CEU (Soil and Water)
28-Jun Interseeding Cover Crops Jamie Scott, Scott’s Cover Crops and Justin Davidhizar, Johansen Farms LLC RUP, CEU (Crop Mgmt)

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