Grape grower’s pre-bloom IPM meeting held May 25 in Lawton

MSU Extension is hosting several in-season integrated pest management meetings in 2016 for all grape growers and any other individuals interested in juice or wine grape production.

Photo by Brad Baughman, MSU Extension.

Photo by Brad Baughman, MSU Extension.

The Southwest Grape Pre-Bloom Integrated Pest Management (IPM) meeting will be May 25, 2016, at 3 p.m. at Cronenwett Farms, 70121 28th St., Lawton, MI 49065. Rufus Isaacs and Annemiek Schilder, Michigan State University Extension experts on disease and insect pests in grapevines, will be joining us. They will be discussing the impact of current weather conditions on pest management, recent research and information related to new disease control products. Discussion will follow each speaker, so growers are encouraged to bring questions or samples for identification. A light dinner of sandwiches and chips will be served after the educational presentations at 5 p.m.

Two restricted use pesticide recertification credits have been requested for this meeting. Registration includes dinner and is $10 per person. Pre-registration is encouraged to make sure the organizers order enough food. Checks should be made out to Michigan State University and mailed, along with a note of the name and preferred contact information of registrants, to:

Jamie Styburski
MSU Extension
1737 Hillandale Rd.
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

For more information about the meeting, call the Berrien County MSU Extension office at 269-927-5674. IPM meetings are sponsored in part by the Michigan Wine and Grape Industry Council.

Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting MSU Extension at 269-927-5674 ext. 4011 by May 19, 2016. Requests received after this date will be fulfilled when possible.

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