Aug. 23, 2022
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center
3775 S. Reese Rd.,
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be provided. Tours will begin at 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided at 12 p.m. An ice cream social will take place upon the conclusion of the event at 3 p.m.
Dry beans and sugar beets are important crops to many farmers throughout the Thumb and Saginaw Valley. To maximize efficiency, growers work to minimize inputs while still providing essential nutrients and managing yield-reducing diseases, pests, and weeds. MSU Extension Specialists and representatives of the MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics services, Michigan Bean Commission, and Michigan Sugar Company will lead participants in hands-on training and interactive demonstrations related to the diagnosis and detection of prevalent pest, disease, and fertility concerns. Topics will include: herbicide injury, insect pests, nutrient deficiencies, weed and nematode identification, beet diseases, and bean diseases. The Diagnostic Day is ideal for training new or newer industry members in current pest and management concerns.
Unlike a traditional field day pre-registration is required and limited to 125 attendees. We aim to organize smaller groups of participants to promote one-on-one interactions between specialists and attendees to optimize the effectiveness of planned interactive activities and demonstrations.
8:30 a.m. Registration, coffee and donuts provided
9:00 a.m. Tours begin
11:30 p.m. Lunch
12:40 p.m. Tours continue
3:00 p.m. Concluding remarks and ice cream social
MDARD Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) and Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits will be available.
3775 S. Reese Road Frankenmuth, MI 48734