Coop extension crop field day set

MARQUETTE — Michigan State University Extension has announced its 2019 U.P. Crop Production Field Day schedule.

To RSVP for the events,contact Monica Jean a minimum of five days before the field day by calling 906-786-3032 ext. 106 or emailing at atkinmon@msu.edu.

Corn Field Day

Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. CT at Pleasant View Farms (45.415401, -87.518264)

The Upper Peninsula corn hybrid trial is part of the Michigan Corn Performance Trials program, funded by Project GREEN and Michigan State University Extension. We collaborated with the University of Wisconsin�s Corn Hybrid Trials to include 80-97 day corn hybrids commonly grown in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

The Corn Marketing Program of Michigan has provided funding to hold a field day including a complimentary lunch. We will be discussing corn hybrid selection and wildlife damage, as well as touring the plots with MSU agronomist Maninder Singh. The field day also qualifies as a MAEAP Phase 1 event and two MDARD pesticide recertification credits have been requested. Meet at the Pleasant View Farms field on J-2 Road in Stephenson, between County Road G 12 and Wery Road. Look for signs.

Potato Field Day

Aug. 28, 4-7 p.m. ET at VanDamme Potato Farm, 2371 St. Nicholas Road, Rock

The Upper Peninsula potato variety trial and field day at VanDamme Farms is funded by the Michigan Potato Industry Commission to evaluate varieties and educate potato farmers on new management practices. Two MDARD pesticide recertification credits have been requested. The event includes a free dinner sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions of Gladstone, Michigan. VanDamme Farms is located at 2371 St. Nicholas Road, Rock.

Soybean Field Day

Sept. 4, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. ET at MSU Forestry Biomass Innovation Center (45.767279, -87.1972880)

The Upper Peninsula soybean variety trial is funded by the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee to evaluate varieties ranging from RM 0.06 — 1.8. This year, we are also studying deer soybean variety preferences. We will be touring the plots at the MSU Forestry Biomass Innovation Center and discussing deer damage in soybeans. Lunch is included and two MDARD pesticide recertification credits have been requested. The MSU Forestry Biomass Innovation Center is located at 6005 J Road, Escanaba.