MSU Extension and the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee are sponsoring a field day on August 24 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to help producers learn about a developing threat to Michigan soybean production, sudden death syndrome. The field day site features a full MSU soybean variety trial that emphasizes the importance of understanding varietal partial resistance to SDS in heavily infected fields.
In addition to the variety trial, MSU specialists will also be talking about breeding program efforts to select traits to improve variety tolerance to SDS, initial observations of seed treatment efficacy in reducing impacts of SDS, variety selection and seed treatment options for managing soybean cyst nematodes, soybean aphid management, and provide a research update on the new glyphosate resistant weed found in southwest Michigan, Palmer amaranth. We will also cover two corn challenges we have seen this season, western bean cutworm and gray leaf spot.
RUP and CCA credits will be available at this meeting. The MSPC is sponsoring a steak lunch provided by Scott's Pig Roast and More from Marcellus. The best news of all is the program and meal are free to producers.
To register for the meeting and meal, you can either call the Van Buren County MSU Extensionoffice at 269-657-8213 or e-mail [email protected] by 5:00 pm on Friday, August 19. Meeting location: Carl and Amy Druscovich farm, located approximately three miles northwest of the village of Decatur at 50335 County Road (CR) 352, Decatur.
Source: Bruce MacKellar, Michigan State University Extension