Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center Annual Open House

Date: August 25, 2016
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: 6686 South Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684
Contact: 231-946-1510

The Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center’s (NWMHRC) annual open house is scheduled for Thursday, August 25, 2016. This year’s event will include wine tasting, dinner, and the Leelanau Horticulture Society’s annual meeting.

Free educational wagon tours of the NWMHRC featuring MSU specialists will take place from 3:00-4:45.  The tour will include wine grape and tree fruit specialists that will speak on a variety of topics: Disease and pest management, vine health, insectary plant plots, tart cherry scion, rootstock breeding, biopesticides, and use of UAVs in the early detection of cherry leaf spot. Growers are encouraged to meet with equipment vendors during the social hour from 4:45 – 6:00. Dinner and the Leelanau Horticultural Society’s annual meeting will follow at 6:00.                                   

As in past years, the social hour and dinner are sponsored by the Leelanau Horticultural Society and Parallel 45 with the educational portion sponsored by AgBioResearch, MSU Extension, and the NW Michigan Horticultural Research Foundation. To reserve or purchase a dinner ticket, please call (231) 946-1510 or email Jenn at goodr100@msu.edu by August 22, 2016. The dinner will be catered by Ethnic Garden Catering and will feature locally produced food; cost for dinner tickets is $10 per person.

For more information, contact the NW Michigan Horticultural Research Center at 231-946-1510.  We hope to see many of you at this fun and educational event!

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