Chestnut Scouting Workshop to be Held at New Era Chestnut Farm

Date: July 16, 2015
Time: 5 - 7 p.m.
Location: 6998 S. 44th Ave., Montague, Michigan 49437
Contact: Erin Lizotte,

Michigan State University Extension is offering a free scouting workshop for sweet chestnut growers on July 17, from 5-7 p.m. in Montague Michigan. This hands-on workshop will include a review of the major pests of chestnut, how to scout for and identify them, as well as management considerations. Growers are encouraged to bring unknown plant and insect samples for diagnosis. Please place samples in sealed bags as courtesy to our host farm. The meeting will be held outside in a chestnut orchard, so dress accordingly and plan for inclement weather. Registration is required but the program is free. Register by visiting Directions The address for New Era Chestnuts, LLC is 6998 S. 44th Ave., Montague, Michigan 49437. There is no official address marked on the property, but this should get anyone using google maps to the driveway that leads into the property. If traveling on US 31 either north or south to the Chestnut Orchard, take Exit 136 on Winston Rd and travel west on Winston Road. Turn left (north) at stop sign which is 56th Avenue. Travel to West Wilkie Rd. and turn left (West) and follow road to next stop sign to South 48 Avenue and turn slight right on West Wilkie Road. Continue traveling on to next intersection at curve in road which is S. 44th Avenue and turn right. Continue on gravel road north 300 feet, the driveway to the New Era Chestnut orchard is on your right. MSU Extension programs and material are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, or veteran status. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by calling Erin Lizotte at 231-944-6504. This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. 2013-41534-21068. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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