2012 hands-on tree fruit IPM update series

Join us on the farm for real time information on apple and cherry pest management.

Once again, MSU Extension will host a series of hands-on integrated pest management (IPM) workshops throughout northwest Michigan during the 2012 growing season. We will get started a little early this season to accommodate the weather. Commercial fruit growers are encouraged to bring examples of pests and damage found on the farm to the meetings for identification and discussion.

Each week will characterize a different time in the season and distinct weather patterns, which in turn will present a unique set of pest problems and management strategies that will be discussed. These meeting are free and do not require registration. Pesticide recertification credits and certified crop advisor continued education credits will be available. Feel free to attend the meetings at any location or time that is convenient for you!

Leelanau County
Location: Jim and Jan Bardenhagen, 7881 Pertner Road, Suttons Bay, Mich. (view map)
Dates: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13
Time: 12-2 p.m.

Grand Traverse County
Location: Wunsch Farms, Phelps Road Packing Shed, Old Mission Peninsula (view map)
Dates: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13
Time: 3-5 p.m.

Benzie County
Location: Loy Putney Farms, 4286 Raymond Road, Frankfort, Mich. (view map)
Dates: May 1, 15, 29, June 12
Time: 2-4 p.m.

Antrim County
Location: Jack White Farm, M-31, south of Elk Rapids, Mich., on the southeast side of M-31 (view map)
Dates: May 1, 15, 29, June 12
Time: 10-12 p.m.

For more information, contact Erin Lizotte at 231-946-1510.

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