2018 Blueberry Pre-Harvest IPM and Herbicide Demonstration
Date: June 20, 2018
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Location: 53999-53001 Silver Lake Rd., Grand Junction, MI 49056.
Contact: Mark Longstroth, 269-657-8213
The meeting will be in a blueberry field south of Grand Junction to feature a weed control demonstration trial. The field is owned by Chris Hodgeman and is located on Silver Lake Rd. east of County Road 215 (54th Street), about 2 miles south of Grand Junction. The approximate address is 53999-53001 Silver Lake Rd., Grand Junction, MI 49056.
The meeting will begin with an overview of harvest time pests in Michigan blueberries and their control. Dr. Rufus Isaacs will discuss insect control focusing on SWD. Mark Longstroth will discuss harvest time fruit rots and their control. Dr. Eric Hanson will describe the herbicide trials located in the field and growers will have the opportunity to see and discuss the weed control plots. The herbicide trial includes standard and new pre-emergent herbicides, some applied in either the fall or the spring.
Agenda will include:
7 – 7:30 p.m. Insect management update – Dr. Rufus Isaacs
7:30 – 8 p.m. Disease management update – Mark Longstroth
8 – 8:30 p.m. Herbicide demonstration trial – Dr. Eric Hanson
8:30 – 9 p.m. Tour and discussion of weed control trial