Chippewa County UW-Extension will host the annual Pest Management Update meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the Eagles Club, located off Business Highway 53 south, across from Farm and Fleet, in Lake Hallie. UW-Extension specialists in weed science, plant pathology and entomology will present the latest information on pest management and biology for Wisconsin field crops.
Speakers include Bryan Jensen with UW-Madison Entomology; Rodrigo Werle, UW-Madison weed scientist; Damon Smith, UW-Madison Plant Pathology; and weed scientist Mark Renz, UW-Madison. Topics will include, Integrated Pest Management Updates in corn, soybeans, alfalfa and small grains; update on new products and/or use of existing products as well as brief highlights of the 2018 pest situations such as waterhemp management, dicamba off-target research, pollinator training, and soybean cyst nematode training and management.
A packet of information will be supplied to all registered participants. The packet will include handouts and a copy of the 2019 Pest Management in Wisconsin Field Crops guide.
The registration fee is $50 which includes the information packet, refreshments and lunch. Additional copies of the information packet will be available for purchase for $25. Registrations received after Nov. 7 and walk-ins will be charged an additional $10.
For more information or to pre-register, contact the Chippewa County UW-Extension Office at 715-726-7950.