Bay Area Vegetable Research and Marketing Update

Date: February 16, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. - noon
Location: Portsmouth Twp Fire Hall, 1711 Cass Avenue Rd, Bay City
Contact: Angelique Rooney, 989-758-2500,

Michigan State University Extension would like to invite growers from the Bay and Thumb areas to attend a free meeting at the Portsmouth Township Hall in Bay City on February 16 to learn more about last season and plan for the next. Attendees will get to meet three of MSU's four vegetable production research specialists. In addition, MSU Extension’s Saginaw and Genesee county community food systems educator, Julia Darnton, will give an overview of the many local and state opportunities and incentives for selling fresh market vegetables.

The meeting also qualifies for RUP credits, and as a MAEAP Phase 1 Educational Session for the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program.

Date: Monday, February 16th, 2015

Time: 8:30 a.m. – noon

Location: Portsmouth Twp Fire Hall, 1171 Cass Avenue Rd, Bay City

Contact: Saginaw County Extension Office, 989-758-2500

8:30 a.m. – Weed Control in Onions and Sweet Corn

                  Dr. Bernard Zandstra (MSU Vegetable Weed Specialist)

9:15 a.m. – Disease Control in Onions and Vine Crops

                  Dr. Mary Hausbeck (MSU Vegetable Plant Pathologist)

10:00 a.m. – Refreshments Break

10:15 a.m. – Insect Control in Onions, Cabbage, and Sweet Corn

                  Dr. Zsofia Szendrei (MSU Vegetable Entomologist)

11:00 a.m. – MAEAP Verification

                  Tom Young (MDARD) and Erik Palm (Saginaw SWCD)

11:30 a.m. – Local and Regional Marketing Opportunities

                                     Julia Darnton (MSU Extension, Saginaw)

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