Michigan Spring Peach Update
Date: March 1, 2016
Time: Registration 8 a.m.; Program 9 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Location: MSU SW Mich Research & Extension Center, 1791 Hillandale Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Contact: Bill Shane, 269-944-1477 ext. 205, 269-208-1652, firstname.lastname@example.org
This meeting will focus on fresh market peaches including varieties, insect and disease management, marketing strategies, rootstocks, and high density plantings. Guest speakers include Extension Specialist Win Cowgill of Rutgers University, Kay Rentzel of the National Peach Council, Mark Rice of R&L Orchards Pennsylvania, Dr. John Wise of the MSU Department of Entomology, Allyn Anthony of the Michigan Horticulture Society, Leo Steffens of Peterson Farms Inc, Dr. Guido Schnabel of Clemson University, and Dr. Bill Shane of Michigan State University. Attendees will be eligible for credits toward recertification of their Michigan pesticide applicators license. Topics covered include: tips for productive peach orchards, variety recommendations, disease and insect management strategies, tree training methods, Michigan processing peach update and recommendations. Deadline for early registration is Monday, February 20, 2016. Registration is $30 per person or $25 for current Michigan Peach Sponsor members, with catered lunch and coffee breaks included. Registrations mailed after February 20 or at the door are $5 more per person. To pay in advance by check or money order, please download the registration form and mail with payment by February 20. After this time, you may register at the door with check, money order or cash. Credit cards will not be accepted.