On Farm Research in Southwest Michigan

“On-farm research and in-season crop scouting and pest monitoring are important tools that researchers and educators on the MSU Extension Field Crops Team use to make connections with local farmers and agribusiness professionals. At the Southwest Michigan On-Farm Research Field Day, several research projects and in-season observations from the south-central and southwest regions will be highlighted. The field day will be held in the field (go figure) at 54060 Parkville Rd (GPS 42.012231, -85.547951), Three Rivers, MI 49093 on August 22nd from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM including lunch. The event is open to all those involved and interested in the agricultural community in the region. The cost is FREE thanks to the generous support of the Michigan Soybean Committee. Online registration is required by August 18th to secure your seat and lunch, but walk-ins will also be welcome (lunch not guaranteed). Register here: https://events.anr.msu.edu/OnFarmResearchSW22


The event begins at 8:00 am with check-in and a light breakfast, and the first presentation will begin at 8:30 am. The morning will conclude with a taco bar lunch and a short presentation about Land Conservancy. Continuing education credits—2 RUP, 4 CCA, and MAEAP Phase I, pending approval—will be available.



Welcome, Michigan Soybean Committee Update

Eric Anderson, Mark Seamon

Reducing Soybean Harvest Losses

Mike Staton

Irrigation Uniformity & USDA NRCS Irrigation Project Update

Younsuk Dong, Lyndon Kelley

Weeds Are Bad, Crops Are Good

Erin Burns, Juliano Sulzback



2022 Disease Management Update and Questions

Marty Chilvers

Managing Vole Damage in Soybean

Eric Anderson

Cover Crop Experiences, Soil Health & Rainfall Simulator

Brook Wilke, Henry and Ricardo Miller

Lunch & Land Conservancy Considerations

Henry Miller”