Bridge Grafting for Commercial Tree Fruit

Date: April 21, 2014
Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: 2267 12 Mile Road, Sparta, MI 49345
Contact: Amy Irish-Brown, irisha@msu.edu, 616-490-1079

Agenda:

  • 1 p.m. Welcome and Introductions Description of Damage and Severity, Horticultural considerations TAP program update Amy Irish-Brown, Phil Schwallier, Other District MSU Extension Educators
  • 1: 20 p.m. Horticultural Considerations When Bridge Grafting Dr. Ron Perry, MSU Department of Horticulture Collecting and storing wood When does bark slip, when can grafting start and stop Damage below soil line, exposing roots.
  • 1:40 p.m. Demonstration of Bridge Grafting Robbi VanTimmeren
  • 2 p.m. Hands on personal trial at grafting
  • 2:30 p.m. Adjourn

There is no need to pre-register, just show up, rain or shine. The annual Spring Spray meeting will be held at this same location this day beginning at 4 PM.

Located at the farm of Patrick Goodfellow, 2267 12 Mile Road, Sparta, MI 49345. Use driveway west of Laubach Road.

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