Mealybug and wine grape viruses meeting held June 2 in Berrien Springs

Michigan grape growers will learn about identifying, life cycle, symptoms and treatments of grape mealybug, tobacco and tomato ringspot virus and grape leafroll virus.

Photo by Brad Baughman, MSU Extension.

Photo by Brad Baughman, MSU Extension.

Michigan State University Extension is hosting a special meeting to discuss the grape mealybug pest issue, tobacco and tomato ringspot viruses and grape leafroll virus. This Mealybug and Virus for Wine Grape Growers meeting will be held at Lemon Creek Winery on June 2, 2016, at 3 p.m. at 533 E. Lemon Creek Rd., Berrien Springs, MI 49103.

MSU Extension grape disease and insect pest experts Rufus Isaacs and Annemiek Schilder will be joining us. They will be discussing the identification, life cycle, symptoms and treatment of the mealybug and leafroll virus in southwest Michigan wine grape vineyards. We will also be discussing the symptoms, prevention and causative organism of the tobacco and tomato ringspot virus. Discussion will follow each speaker, so growers are encouraged to bring questions and observations.

Two restricted use pesticide recertification credits have been requested for this meeting. While there is no charge, we do request growers who plan to attend to please call or email me, Brad Baughman, at 269-927-5674 ext. 4012 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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.

Mealybug damage

Mealybug damage. Photo by Annemiek Schilder, MSU.

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