2018 Pre-Bloom Blueberry Growers Meeting

Date: May 2, 2018
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
Location: Port Sheldon Township Hall meeting room, 16201 Port Sheldon St., West Olive, MI 49460
Contact: Carlos Garcia Salazar, 616-994-4545, garcias4@anr.msu.edu

The 2018 Blueberry bloom period is approaching and in preparation we would like to invite you to attend our Pre-Bloom meeting to receive updates on crop issues that are important for our industry. This year we are offering only one pre-bloom meeting which will be offered at West Olive, MI in Ottawa County.

MSU Extension specialists and industry representatives will provide updates on the status of the blueberry industry in 2018 and on blueberry crop management issues relevant for the 2018 crop season. The meeting’s agenda is below.


1 - 1:05 p.m.


Carlos Garcia

1:05 - 1:15 p.m.

Industry Update

Representatives from MBC and MBBAC

1:15 - 1:35 p.m.

2017 SWD IPM Survey Results & SWD Training

Carlos Garcia

1:35 - 1:55 p.m.

Frost Control and Irrigation Handouts

Mark Longstroth

1:55 - 2:30 p.m.

Pollinator Protection

Jackie Albert

2:30 - 3:10 p.m.

Insect Update and New Insecticides      

Rufus Isaacs

3:10 - 3:40 p.m.

Bloom and Post Bloom Blueberry Disease Control

Mark Longstroth

3:40 - 4 p.m.

Turning Point Survey             

Mark Longstroth

Growers attending the meeting will receive two RUP credits for the renewal of their Pesticide Applicator License.

There is no cost for attending this meeting which is open to anyone interested in commercial blueberry production. However, we ask that you preregister online so we have an accurate count of participants to provide refreshments and handouts.  


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