2022 Montcalm Potato Field Day

August 4, 2022 9:00AM - 1:00PM


9 a.m.: Introductions - Chris Long and Dr. Kelly Turner

9:05 to 9:30 a.m.: Developing resilient potatoes in the age of Sustainable Potato Production & Regenerative Ag.

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

9:40 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Three Concurrent Sessions

  1. Measuring the impacts of irrigation water use on the potato production micro-climate 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
  1. Irrigation management effects on potato production.
    • Irrigation water and herbicide efficiency: Dr. Erin Burn
    • Water and pathogen interaction: Dr. Jaime Willbur, Jill Check
    • Water and soil fertility interactions w/ update on Potato Soil Health Project: Dr. Kurt Steinke
    • “See and Spray” technology: Dr. Erin Burns, Mathew Klein

  2. Storage management
    • Importance of tuber periderm integrity: Celeste Dmytryszyn, Dr. Ray Hammerschmid
    • Variety resistance to storage pathogens: Emma Schlachter
    • Varietal black spot bruise sensitivity & importance of tuber condition into storage: Chris Long
    • Dormancy enhancement, storage bin readiness, right products at the right time: Butch Riley

12:30 p.m.: Lunch

Tillage Demonstration: Mathew Klein

2 p.m.: MPIC Research Committee Meeting, Douglas Township Hall

NOTE: Two (2) Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) credits are available for Montcalm Field Day attendees, which can be used for 1A, 1B, Comm CORE or Private CORE.


Event Location

4629 W. McBrides Road Lakeview, MI 48850

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