BEAN AND BEET SYMPOSIUM COMES TO SAGINAW FEB. 22
posted on February 3, 2005 12:03pm
Contact: Laura Probyn
EAST LANSING, Mich.—More than 100 agricultural exhibitors and a variety of dry bean and sugar beet experts will be in Saginaw Feb. 22 for the 25 th annual Bean and Beet Symposium at the Horizon Center.
The free event runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes 15 educational sessions and a trade show. Presenters include Michigan State University (MSU) faculty members, Extension agents and specialists, as well as faculty members from the University of Wisconsin, the University of Guelph and industry experts.
The morning sessions include presentations on U.S. food aid programs; Chinese dry bean production and its effect on world bean prices, dry bean herbicide post spray programs, competitive dry bean varieties for Michigan and trends in Michigan dry bean prices.
The afternoon sessions will include a look at sugar beet breeding, genetics, genomics and deferred profits, oilseed radish cover crops, micro-site seeding of manure-enriched biofumigant cover crops, rhizoctonia and cercospora pathology research, nitrogen management and weed management in sugar beets.
The Horizon Conference Center is located at 6200 State Street (M-58) in Saginaw. For more information, including a detailed listing of the day’s events, contact the Saginaw County MSU Extension office at 989-758-2500.
The Bean and Beet Symposium is sponsored by MSU Extension, Sugarbeet Advancement and the Michigan Bean Commission.