Michigan Spring Peach Meeting

Date: March 13, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center, 1791 Hillandale Road, Benton Harbor, Mich 49022
Contact: Dr. Bill Shane, 269-944-1477 ext. 205, 269-208-1652, shane@msu.edu

High quality peaches are always in demand and appreciated by consumers. The 2018 Michigan Spring Peach Update is the best annual meeting in Michigan to learn about this crop. This one-day meeting will take place at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center, 1791 Hillandale Road, Benton Harbor, Mich, which is 2.5 miles east of I-94 exit 30 to Hillandale Road. Registration, coffee and socializing begins at 8 a.m. with the program starting at 9 a.m.

The meeting will focus on peaches varieties, insect and disease management, marketing strategies, rootstocks, tree training, and processing peaches.  Speakers include university research/extension specialists, peach industry representatives, and knowledgeable peach growers. Attendees will be eligible for credits toward their recertification of their Michigan pesticide applicators license.

Deadline for early registration is Monday, March 5th, 2018. Early registration is $45 per person or $35 for current Michigan Peach Sponsor members, with catered lunch, Catering, coffee breaks and handouts included. Registrations mailed after March 5th or at the door are $5 more per person. To pay in advance by check or money order, please fill out the registration form and mail with payment by March 5th. After this time, you may register at the door with check, money order or cash. Credit cards will not be accepted.

Numerous accommodations are available along at I-94 exits 23, 27, 28 and 29 in Berrien County in the vicinities of Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, and Stevensville, MI.

This meeting is sponsored by the Michigan Peach Sponsors, Crop Production Services, MSU Extension and the Michigan Society for Horticultural Science.

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