Grape growers spring kickoff meeting held April 4, 2016

This is the first of several in-season integrated pest management meetings for all grape growers and those interested in juice or wine grape production.

Michigan State University Extension is hosting the 2016 Spring Kickoff Meeting for grape growers at 3 p.m. on April 4 at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center, 1791 Hillandale Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022. Experts on viticulture Bruce Bordelon of Purdue University and Imed Dami of Ohio State University will be joining us. They will be discussing research results from in-vineyard trials at Purdue University and Ohio State University regarding cold injury and frost management. Keith Mason from MSU Department of Entomology will be updating growers on current research on grape insect pests. Discussion will follow each speaker, so growers are encouraged to bring questions. Dinner 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 $13 per person for pre-registration before March 28 or $18 at the door. 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:

Berrien County MSU Extension
1737 Hillandale Rd
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

View or print meeting registration brochure

MSU’s grape integrated pest management 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 269-944-4126 by March 17. Requests received after this date will be fulfilled when possible.

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