Event Details

Montcalm Field Day


MSU Montcalm Research Center
4725 McBride Rd. NW
Lakeview, MI  48850

MPIC Research Committee meeting at Douglass Township Hall from 2-4 PM immediately following the event.


9:00 AM: Introductions Chris Long and Dr. Kelly Turner

9:05 – 9:30 AM: Developing resilient potatoes in the age of “Sustainable Potato Production” and “Regenerative Agriculture”. 

  • What is next in variety development?  Dr. Dave Douches
  • Effects of water on crop development, and plant stress reduction: Dr. Yi Wang

Three Concurrent Sessions:

9:40 – 12:30 PM

1.) Impacts of irrigation water use on, potato production, the environment, and the economics of my operation.

  • Simplifying technology and increasing access to in-field environmental data: Dr. Younsuk Dong
  • Why upgrade irrigation systems?
    • Great Lakes Ag: Tools to improving water well production efficiency: Emily Main
    • Michigan Valley Irrigation: How does telemetry increase efficiency: John McGee
    • Farm Services: Nozzle calibration, system uniformity, nozzle upgrades: Jason Preston

2.) Irrigation Management Effects on Potato Production.

  • Irrigation water and herbicide efficiency: Dr. Erin Burns
  • Water and pathogen interaction: Dr. Jaime Willbur, Jill Check
  • Water and soil fertility interactions including update on Potato Soil Health Project: Dr. Kurt Steinke, Madelyn Celovsky
  • “See and Spray” technology: Dr. Erin Burns, Mathew Klein

3.) Storage management

  • Importance of tuber periderm integrity: Celeste DmytryszynDr. Ray Hammerschmidt
  • Variety resistance to storage pathogens: Emma Schlachter
  • Varietal black spot bruise sensitivity and importance of understanding tuber condition going into storage: Chris Long
  • Gun Valley Ag: Dormancy enhancement, storage bin readiness, right products at the right time: Butch Riley

12:30 PM: Lunch & Demonstration by METOS USA

2:00 PM MPIC Research Committee Meeting Douglas Township Hall


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