Malting barley and hops production in Michigan - Michigan State University Extension Field Crops Webinar Series 2015

The craft brewing industry is vibrant and growing in Michigan.  Craft brewers are very interested in producing 'All Michigan' beers, using malt made from Michigan-grown barley and hops produced in Michigan.  Ashley McFarland, coordinator of the Michigan State University Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center is heading up efforts to identify well-adapted malting barley varieties for Michigan and fine-tune cultural practices to produce high-quality grain for malting.  Dr. Rob Sirrine in Leelanaw County works closely with the developing hops industry in the state.  Ashley and Rob will share their knowledge and insights with these two small, but exciting, crop sectors in Michigan.

Registration for this free, 1-hour webinar is at

This program is part of a 6-webinar series for field crop producers offered by Michigan State University Extension:

Field Crop Webinar Series

Monday evenings, February 23rd – March 30th, 2015    Live On-line.

Growers, consultants and agribusiness professionals are invited to participate in a series of six online programs addressing field crop production and pest management on Monday evenings Feb. 23 through March 30, 2015. Participants will learn how to enhance their corn, soybean, small grain and dry bean production systems in the coming season, and have an opportunity to ask questions of MSU agriculture experts. The live webinar presentations will begin at 7 p.m. EST each Monday evening and run until 8 p.m. EST. One MDARD Pesticide Recertification Credit will be available through each webinar for application to one of the following categories:  Private Core, Commercial Core or Field Crops. Participants can view the programs independently online free of charge. However, pre-registration is required to access connection information.

  • Feb. 23, 2015
    • Malting Barley (and hops) production in Michigan - Ashley McFarland and Dr. Rob Sirrine, MSU Extension
  • March 2, 2015
    • Integrated Management of White Mold - Dr. Martin Chilvers, MSU
  • March 9, 2015
    • Managing Nitrogen Inputs in Corn and wheat- Dr. Kurt Steinke, MSU
  • March 16, 2015
    • Dry Bean Insect and Disease Management - Fred Springborn, MSU Extension & Greg Varner, MI Bean Commission
  • March 23, 2015
    • Overcoming Weed Management Challenges in 2015 - Dr. Christy Sprague, MSU
  • March 30, 2015
    • Corn Stover Harvest in Michigan:  A review of ongoing research - Dennis Pennington, MSU Extension

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