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2015 Weed Tour Success

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

-E. Hill

This year’s Weed Tour may have been one for the record books. There were upwards of 300 participants! When I wasn’t driving tractor or visiting with participants I managed to grab just a few photos to share…please enjoy! Also, if you were at the tour and did not receive a tour book because we ran out, please let me know via email ( and we will try to get you a copy. All the same information will be available at the end of the season online when we post our “Annual results“.

New facility coming to the SVREC

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

-E. Hill

I just saw this article with information on the new educational facility that is being built at the Saginaw Valley Research and Education Center in Frankenmuth, MI. Please visit the article at the link below…

New facility will increase hands-on opportunities for agriculture professionals, students, community

Wheat field day this Wednesday, June 17!

Monday, June 15th, 2015

-E. Hill

Don’t forget the Michigan Wheat Program’s Summer Field Day is being held this Wednesday, June 17th at the Plant Pathology Farm (3735 N. College Rd., Lansing, MI) from 8:15am to 1:30pm.

Christy Sprague will be presenting some of our research findings on red clover tolerance to wheat herbicide applications in the fall and spring.

[The field day program includes presentations on most every aspect of wheat production. “The summer field day offers growers the chance to talk with researchers and see their plots firsthand, “ said David Milligan, chairman of the nine-member wheat board, and a wheat farmer from Cass City. “MSU researchers who have projects funded by the Michigan Wheat Program will talk about their most recent findings, while growers have the chance to walk their plots.” ]-From Morning Ag Clips

To see more information about the field day visit the complete article at Morning Ag Clips

Photo from Morning Ag Clips (

Photo from Morning Ag Clips (

New 2015 Michigan Soybean News article

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

-E. Hill

Christy Sprague just published an article in the summer 2015 edition of Michigan Soybean News titled “Improve Soybean Profits: Make timely postemergence herbicde applications and scout for weeds.” To view this article (pg. 10-11) and other articles in this volume, please visit Michigan Soybean News (the page may take a little while to download due to photos).



Registration now open for the 2015 MSU Weed Tour- July 1st

Monday, May 18th, 2015

-E. Hill

Registration is now open for the 2015 MSU Weeds Tour.

Details regarding the tour can be found at: 2015 MSU Weeds Tour

Or go directly to the registration page at: MSU Events Management System

*We are now using the MSU Events Management System, which allows us a secure method to take credit card payments online and should help speed up check-in the day of the event.

Heading out to the 2014 research and demonstration plots.

Heading out to the 2014 research and demonstration plots.

We hope to see you at the Tour!