Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center annual open house held September 4, 2014

Free, educational sessions on cherries, grapes and hops are open to all at the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center annual open house in Traverse City, Michigan.

The Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center (NWMHRC) annual open house will take place Thursday, Sept. 4 starting at 2:30 p.m. at the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center, located at 6686 S. Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684. Educational sessions on cherries, grapes and hops are free and open to all. See the full schedule below.

Cost for dinner ticket is $15 per person. To reserve a dinner ticket, call 231-946-1510 or email Jackie Baase at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by Aug. 29. After Aug. 29, contact Nikki Rothwell at 231-946-1510 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Tickets can be purchased at the door. The dinner will be catered by Ethnic Garden Catering and will feature locally produced food. For more information, call Jackie Baase at 231-946-1510.

We hope to see many of you at this important event to help us celebrate our 35th anniversary!

Concurrent Cherry, Grape, and Hop Sessions

2:30 p.m. - Grounds open

3-3:30 p.m. - NWMHRC Cover Crop Trials
George Bird, MSU Dept. of Entomology

3:30-4 p.m. - Maximum Residue Limits in Cherries and Apples
Mark Whalon, MSU Dept. of Entomology

4-4:30 p.m. - Comparative Results from New Cherry Training Systems
Greg Lang, MSU Dept. of Horticulture

4:30-5 p.m. - New Developments Towards the Identification of an Armillaria-Resistant Rootstock
Ray Hammerschmidt, MSU Dept. of Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences, and Amy Iezzoni, MSU Dept. of Horticulture

3-5 p.m. - Grape Variety Trial after Cold Damaging Winter of 2013-2014
Paolo Sabbatini, MSU Dept of Horticulture, and Duke Elsner, MSU Extension small fruit educator

4-5 p.m. - MSU Hop Research, Education and Outreach
Walk through the NWMHRC hop cultivar trial; discuss best management practices and hop pests and diseases
Rob Sirrine, MSU Extension

5:15-6:15 p.m. - Social hour

6:15 p.m. - Dinner and Leelanau Horticultural Society Annual Meeting

The NWMHRC open house is hosted by MSU’s AgBioResearch, Michigan State University Extension, the Leelanau Horticultural Society and the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Foundation.

Dr. Rothwell’s work is funded in part by MSU‘s AgBioResearch.

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