We have just posted the online registration form and information for the upcoming 2013 MSU Weed Tour. The tour will be held Wednesday, June 26th and will kick off at the MSU Agronomy Farm (aka Field Crops Lab) located on the corner of Beaumont and Mt. Hope Rds. For more information please visit MSUweeds.com
The weather in Michigan has grown cold and so our research program has moved indoors. Today we kicked off our first big greenhouse project of 2012 looking at how corn herbicides could impact the following rye cover crop. Field-collected soils from select corn herbicide treatments are used to evaluate rye emergence, injury, and biomass accumulation. These treatments are compared to greenhouse treated herbicide dilution series consisting of the same herbicides at rates ranging from 1/2x to 1/32x. Stay tuned for results from this study supported by Project GREEEN.
The greenhouse requires herbicide mixes of only 30 ml total instead of our typical 1-2 gallons in the field.
Mark June 27th on your calendars to attend the 2012 MSU Weed Tour. This years tour will start out at the MSU Plant Path Field Lab on College Rd., north of Jolly Rd. The day will review our latest research in soybeans, corn, wheat, etc. In the afternoon a tour of what is happening with weed control in vegetables will take place at the MSU Horticulture farm.