Squash management field day held Aug. 29, 2017

Organic and conventional growers will learn about squash management at field day in Hickory Corners, Michigan.

Join us for a morning to learn about organic squash management. Photo by Zsofia Szendrei, MSU.

Join us for a morning to learn about organic squash management. Photo by Zsofia Szendrei, MSU.

Join a team of Michigan State University researchers and organic vegetable growers to learn about organic squash management at the Organic Squash Management Field Day Aug. 29, 2017, 9 – 11:30 a.m. at the Kellogg Biological Station, 9693 N 40th Street, Hickory Corners, MI 49060. This is a great opportunity to learn and interact with researchers and experienced organic growers.

You will learn disease, insect, weed, nutrient and cover crop management in squash with a special focus on methods that can be used by organic growers. Most management methods we will talk about can be used by organic and conventional growers. We will have a demonstration of weed cultivation tools in our experimental squash field where you can also look at different cover crop management methods.

We will show you insect and pollinator specimens collected from squash to help you improve your pest identification skills. You will be able to ask questions that pertain to your production and experienced organic growers will share their knowledge. We will have a tent and chairs next to our experimental field and will provide light refreshments.

Come and join us, rain or shine!

This event is free, but please register so we can estimate attendance. Register online at Organic Squash Management Field Day.

Schedule

  • 8:45 – 9 a.m. — Registration, Coffee and Refreshments
  • 9 – 9:25 a.m. — Disease management
  • 9:25 – 9:45 a.m. — Insect management
  • 9:45 – 10:10 a.m. — Nutrient management
  • 10:10 – 10:40 a.m. — Weed management
  • 10:40 – 11 a.m. — Grower discussion and presentation
  • 11 – 11:30 a.m. — Weed cultivation tool demonstration

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

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