Organic Squash Management Field Day

Date: August 29, 2017
Time: 9am-11:30am
Location: 9693 N 40th Street, Hickory Corners, MI 49060
Contact: Zsofia Szendrei, 517-974-8610, zsofia.szendrei@gmail.com; Sarah Lovett Hanks, lovettsa@anr.msu.edu

August 29, 2017
9am-11:30am


9693 N 40th Street
Hickory Corners, MI 49060


Join a team of MSU researchers and organic vegetable growers for a morning to learn about organic squash management. This event will take place next to our experimental winter squash plot. We will be discussing disease, insect, weed, nutrient and cover crop management in squash with a special focus on methods that can be used by organic growers. The vicinity of our experimental squash field will allow you to see a demonstration of weed cultivation tools, and look at different cover crop management methods. We will show you insect and pollinator specimens collected from squash to help you improve your pest identification skills. You will hear researchers present on their latest findings from a USDA funded grant and you can ask questions that pertain to your production. Expert organic growers will share their experiences with cover crops and growing organic vegetables. This is a great opportunity to learn and interact with researchers and experienced organic growers. We will have a tent and chairs set up next to our experimental field, and will provide light refreshments.

So come and join us, rain or shine!

Draft Schedule:
8:45 - 9 a.m.           Registration, Coffee and Refreshments
9 - 9:25 a.m.           Disease management
9:25 - 9:45 a.m.      Insect management
9:45 - 10:10 a.m.    Nutrient management
10:10 - 10:40 a.m.  Weed management
10:40 - 11 a.m.       Grower discussion and presentation
11 - 11:30 a.m.       Weed cultivation tool demonstration

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