St. Joseph County IPM Breakfast Series - Upcoming Herbicide Tolerant Crops

Date: May 3, 2016 - June 28, 2016
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 AM
Location: Royal Cafe, 701 E Main Street, Centreville, MI 49032
Contact: Eric Anderson,

St. Joseph County IPM Breakfast Series
Upcoming Herbicide Tolerant Crops

Leslie Abbott is a Certified Crop Adviser and a senior sales representative with over 30 years in the field with Dow AgroSciences, and her territory is the west half of Michigan.  Ms. Abbott will cover the components of the Enlist Weed Control System for corn and soybeans (the trait and the chemistry) and their progress toward registration and launch of the technology.  Rod Stevenson is a weed management technology development representative for Monsanto Company where he has worked for 28 years.  He is responsible for support of NE commercial and pre-commercial testing of crop protection products.  Mr. Stevenson will cover the components of the Roundup Ready Xtend Soybean system including the biotech event, the herbicide system, and an update on the herbicide label. 

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 7:00 AM 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.  No pre-registration is necessary.  Contact Eric Anderson ( or 269-467-5511) with questions.

This breakfast meeting series is being sponsored by Jeff Brazo with Ayres Insurance and David Colville with Colville Crop Insurance.  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 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 CEU (Prof Dvlpmt)
17-May Field Crop Weed Issues Dr. Christy Sprague, MSU RUP
24-May Field Crop Nutrient Management Concerns and Technologies Dr. Kurt Steinke, MSU 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 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 CEU (Soil and Water)
28-Jun Interseeding Cover Crops Jamie Scott, Scott’s Cover Crops and Justin Davidhizar, Johansen Farms LLC CEU (Crop Mgmt)

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