UW Extension Pest Management update meeting series set

Wisconsin State Farmer


The UW Extension in Clark and Chippewa Counties will hold a series of Pest Management update meetings Nov. 7-11.

The format for this series of meetings has changed in that sessions will be held either be in the morning or afternoon and will run for 3 hours. Morning meetings will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and run to 12 p.m. with lunch to follow. Afternoon meetings will begin at 1 p.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.. Lunch will be held between the two sessions from noon until 1 p.m..

The new format will include presentations by Bryan Jensen with UW-Madison Entomology, Dan Heider with the UW Integrated Pest and Crop Management Program, Damon Smith with UW-Madison Plant Pathology, and weed scientist, Mark Renz with UW-Madison Agronomy.

The focus of the first two hours has been changed with more emphasis on research updates and important highlights from the 2016 field season.  The second session will be an interactive diagnostic troubleshooting exercise based on issues observed in the 2016 field season.

In addition to a new format, a packet of information will be supplied to all registered participants. The packet will include the usual handouts and also a copy of the 2017 Pest Management in Wisconsin Field crops (A3646) guide. Organizers will also provide a copy of “A Farmer’s Guide to Soybean Diseases” and “A Farmer’s Guide to Corn Diseases” - a $60 value!

The Clark County meeting will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at the Marshfield Research Station, 2611 Yellowstone Dr., Marshfield. To register contact Crops and Soils Agent Richard Halopka at 715-743-5121.

The Chippewa County meeting is set for 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Lake Hallie Eagles Club, 2588 Hallie Rd., Chippewa Falls. To register, contact Jerry Clark at 715-726-7950.

Please register with the host agent at least one week prior to the meeting at the location you wish to attend and attend the meeting location at which you registered. Each meeting in the series is a separate county-based event and host agents cannot interchange registrant fees or meal counts.

Registration fees are $50 per person and includes access to the packets, lunch/refreshments, 3 hours of CEU credit, and great information. Brochure and registration form for Clark County can be found online at:http://clark.uwex.edu/.