Annual MSU tour will cover the latest in weed management
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Weed management and herbicides will be the topics of discussion during the 2012 Michigan State University (MSU) Weed Tour June 27.
The event, sponsored by the MSU departments of Crop and Soil Sciences and Horticulture, will feature self-guided tours with input from weed management experts including crop and soil sciences professor Christy Sprague, and horticulture professor Bernard Zandstra. Both AgBioResearch scientists will be available to answer questions.
The event begins at 9 a.m. and includes coffee and doughnuts. From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., participants will learn about weed control in corn and soybeans at the MSU Plant Pathology Field Lab. Lunch is provided from 11:30 a.m. to1 p.m., followed by an informational session on weed control in horticultural crops at the MSU Horticulture Farm. The final session will be on non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) soybeans at the MSU Plant Pathology field lab from 1 to 3 p.m.
“The MSU Weed Tour is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the latest herbicides and technologies in weed management, corn and soybeans,” Sprague said. “We hope many people join us.”
There is a $25 fee for those registering before June 20. The fee is $35 if paid after that date. Registration includes lunch and a tour book. Recertification credits will be offered for certified crop advisers and private and commercial 1A and 1B pesticide applicators.
For registration or more information, visit www.msuweeds.com, call (517) 355-0271, ext. 1104, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSU AgBioResearch engages in innovative, leading-edge research that combines scientific expertise with practical experience to generate economic prosperity, sustain natural resources, and enhance the quality of life in Michigan, the nation and the world. It encompasses the work of more than 300 scientists in six MSU colleges -- Agriculture and Natural Resources, Communication Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Natural Science, Social Science and Veterinary Medicine -- and has a network of 14 research centers across the state. >