For 2021, the UW-Madison, Division of Extension and UW-Madison, Nutrient and Pest Management Program (NPM) will host the Pest Management Update Meetings as a hybrid event with (3) in-person meetings and (1) virtual option. All in-person meetings will be held from 1- 4pm local time at the venue listed for each location below. Check in will begin at 12:30pm with light refreshments available during the event.
This year’s speakers include: Mark Renz, Perennial Cropping Systems Extension Weed Specialist; Rodrigo Werle, Annual Cropping Systems Extension Weed Specialist; Nick Arneson, Weed Science Outreach Specialist; PJ Liesch Extension Entomology Diagnostician; and Damon Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist. Topics will include updates in the area of weed, insect and disease management. A panel discussion and Q&A regarding the pest management challenges related to planting soybeans early will follow.
The cost for the in-person events will be $50 per person and include a packet with materials including a hardcopy of A3646 Pest Management in Wisconsin Field Crops. This year ONLY, all in-person attendants will also receive a free copy of A Farmer’s Guide to Wheat Diseases, which is a $30 value. UW COVID safety protocols will be followed during the event.
The cost for the virtual event will be $20 per person with pre-registration required. The virtual registration will include links to PDFs of materials and a PDF version of the A3646 publication.
Below and in the attached flier are the dates, locations, and times for each event. Be sure to contact and register ONLY at the location you plan to attend. For the virtual option, links will be sent closer to the event.
| SOUTHERN WI
Tuesday November 16
|Ames Road Multi-Purpose Building 11974 Ames Rd, Darlington, WI 53530
Josh Kamps, UW-Madison, Division of Extension
Dan Smith, UW-Madison NPM Program
Register with Sara Schilling
Wednesday November 17
|Avalon Hotel and Conference Center
1009 W Park Ave.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Jerry Clark, UW-Madison, Division of Extension Kolby Grint, UW-Madison NPM Program
Register with Jerry Clark
Thursday November 18
|Liberty Hall Banquet/ Conference Center
800 Eisenhower Dr, Kimberly, WI 54136
Kevin Jarek, UW-Madison, Division of Extension Jamie Patton, UW-Madison NPM Program
Register with Kevin Jarek
Friday November 19
|Kimberly Schmidt, UW-Madison, Division of Extension Dan Marzu, UW-Madison NPM Program|