Southwest Michigan Fruit IPM Meetings

Date: May 3, 2015
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: Fruit Acres Farm, 2559 Friday Road (northeast corner of the intersection of Friday and Carmody Roads, south of Coloma MI)
Contact: Mark Longstroth, longstr7@msu.edu, 269-873-8983

Monday fruit management (IPM) meetings in Southwest Michigan are held at Bjorge’s Fruit Acres Farm, south of Coloma, Michigan. Meetings begin at 5 p.m. and run to 6:30 or 7 p.m. These meetings are attended by tree fruit, grape and blueberry growers as well as area crop consultants. Michigan State University Extension fruit educators share their results from scouting fruit orchards, vineyards and fields of small fruit with area growers to keep them up-to-date on emerging developments in the area. A review of current crop conditions in the region and a look at upcoming concerns in fruit production related to weather forecasts, crop development and emerging insect and disease issues. Two Michigan RUP pesticide applicator recertification credits will be available to attendees. Growers are invited to bring plant specimens for diagnosis.

For a map and more information see:

Southwest Michigan Fruit IPM Updates

Monday Fruit IPM Updates at Fruit Acres Farm south of Coloma

Date

Meeting

RUP Credits

April 13, 5-7 p.m.

Monday Fruit IPM Update

2

April 20, 5-7 p.m.

Monday Fruit IPM Update

2

April 27, 5-7 p.m.

Monday Fruit IPM Update

2

May 4,   5-7 p.m.

Monday Fruit IPM Update

2

May 11, 5-7 p.m.

Monday Fruit IPM Update

2

May 18, 5-7 p.m.

Monday Fruit IPM Update

2

May 25

Memorial Day

No meeting

June 1,   5-7 p.m.

Monday Fruit IPM Update

2

June 8,   5-7 p.m.

Monday Fruit IPM Update

2

June 15, 5-7 p.m.

Monday Fruit IPM Update

2

June 22, 5-7 p.m.

Monday Fruit IPM Update

2

June 29, 5-7 p.m.

Monday Fruit IPM Update

2

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