Blueberry Growers Pre-Bloom Meeting

Date: April 30, 2015
Time: 5 - 8 p.m.
Location: Ottawa County Fillmore Complex Board Room, 12220 Fillmore Street, West Olive, MI 49460
Contact: Carlos Garcia Salazar, (616)260-0671 or garcias4@anr.msu.edu

Commercial blueberry growers are invited to attend this pre-bloom blueberry management meeting. There will be talks on early season insect and disease control by Michigan State University Extension Fruit Specialists and Fruit Educators and other topics relevant for early crop management. Below is a tentative agenda of the meeting:

  • Update on Blueberry Commission Petition
  • Update on winter injury in blueberries
  • Using sprinklers to reduce freeze damage during bloom
  • Early season blueberry disease control
  • Early season insect control
  • Blueberry pollination
  • Weed control update
  • Food safety update

This meeting will be held at the Ottawa County Fillmore Complex at 12220 Fillmore Street, West Olive, MI 49460 in the Board Room. The Board Room is on the upper level just off the main lobby of the Administration Building. Light refreshments will be provided.

Two Michigan pesticide applicator recertification credits will be available to attendees.  No registration is necessary for this meeting which is open to blueberry growers and consultants.

Growers with special needs may request assistance by calling Carlos Garcia, 616-260-0671 or email garcias4@msu.edu.

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