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Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute
Brad Baughman serves as your Horticulture Educator for Berrien County. His primary responsibilities are to ensure that juice grape and wine grape growers have the informational resources they need to succeed, through teaching, collaboration with researchers, and educational events. Brad also serves as a point of contact for pesticide safety, fruit production, and small-scale agriculture.
He is also adjunct faculty at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac.Other MSU Extension educators who are resources for horticultural crop production in Southwest Michigan:
September 6, 2017 | Harvest has started or nearing. Watch pre-harvest intervals if you need to spray.
August 23, 2017 | An update on veraison, downy mildew and powdery mildew, and botrytis protection.
August 8, 2017 | Powdery mildew symptoms are increasing. Treat now for third generation grape berry moth.
August 1, 2017 | Grower-to-grower education continues with new sprayer technology and research on harvest time pests at Round Barn Winery in Baroda, Michigan.
July 25, 2017 | Disease pressure is light. Grape berry moth egglaying is ending and SWD catch is up, which may be a problem after veraison.
July 11, 2017 | Blueberry harvest is in full swing. Cherry harvest is winding down.
July 11, 2017 | Learn about wine and juice grape management practices, equipment and research findings at Viticulture Field Day on July 26.
July 11, 2017 | Grapes continue to size. Attend to canopy management for disease control. Second-generation berry moth egglaying continues.
June 27, 2017 | Bloom is over and grapes are sizing rapidly, with light fungal disease pressure. Grape berry moth egglaying to begin over the weekend.
June 13, 2017 | Hot conditions and dry soils are stressing plants. Growers are irrigating on sandy soils.