Chestnut resources at Great Lakes Expo and Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

Current and future chestnut producers should check out the resources available at the upcoming Great Lakes Expo, Dec. 9-11, 2014, and the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention, Feb. 18-19, 2015.

Chestnut resources at Great Lakes Expo and Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

The Great Lakes EXPO, held Dec. 9-11 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, will feature a chestnut session Tuesday afternoon and experts will be available at the Roger’s Reserve booth (#1536 on the trade show floor) to discuss chestnut and pawpaw cultivation.

The Tuesday afternoon chestnut EXPO session will feature the following topics and speakers:

Chestnut Germplasm Update – Dennis Fulbright, MSU Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences

The ABCs of Cultivating Ginseng – Mary Hausbeck and Blair Harlan, MSU Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences

Pesticide Considerations for Chestnut Growers – Erin Lizotte, Michigan State University Extension educator in Cadillac, Michigan

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention, held Feb. 18-19, 2015 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, will also feature chestnut topics and MSU Extension educator Erin Lizotte. The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention is an annual gathering of horticultural crop producers involved in the production of fruits and vegetables from across Ontario. The two-day convention is located at the dynamic Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and features a great lineup of horticultural experts, educational sessions, trade show exhibitors and great networking opportunities.

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