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Register today for the 2014 MSU Weed Tour (July 2nd)

Monday, May 12th, 2014

-E. Hill

2013 Weed Tour July 12 2013 (28)

Come and see the latest and greatest weed control research here at Michigan State University on July 2nd 2014. The morning program will focus on weed control in corn and soybeans and in the afternoon you can choose between looking at weed control in horticultural crops or in non-GMO soybeans. Recertification credits for Private and Commercial 1A and 1B Pesticide Applicators and Certified Crop Advisors have been requested. Pre-registration for the tour is open until Wednesday, June 25th at a cost of $25.00 per person. Walk-in registration is also available at $35.00 per person.

For more information and a link to online registration, please visit 2014 MSU Weed Tour

Happy 100th birthday Extension!

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

-E. Hill


Today marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act, which is responsible for establishing all of the university extension programs across the nation.


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2014 Organic Dry Bean Webinar: Archived and available for viewing

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

-E. Hill


At the end of March, Jim Heilig and I presented a webinar through eOrganic regarding the findings of our two dissertation research projects. The webinar was titled “Breeding efforts and cover crop choices for improved organic dry bean management.” The cover crop component specifically addresses how weeds were impacted by clover, oilseed radish, and rye cover crops, in comparison with a no cover crop treatment.

The eOrganic webinar has been archived and can now be viewed any time: eOrganic MSU Dry Bean webinar



New bulletins available from the Take Action Herbicide-Resistance Management program

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

-E. Hill

TakeAction logo

The Take Action program is a collaborative effort between the United Soybean Board, 15 land-grant universities, and several agricultural-technology companies.  The purpose of the program is to produce new educational materials an effort to help farmers prevent and manage herbicide-resistant weeds. The following newly released bulletins have been cross-posted to






Weed management information presented at upcoming 2014 winter meetings

Friday, January 10th, 2014

-E. Hill


We have just added the dates and links to information for the series of winter MSU Extension meetings that will feature the latest and greatest news in weed management. Visit and look under “Upcoming Events” to see when an event will be held in your area. We look forward to seeing you!