Feb 16, 2016Registration for apple bloom workshop now open
The All About Apple Bloom: Pollination, Blossom Blight and PGRs Workshop is designed for apple growers focused on bloom-time issues. This workshop will be held Thursday, March 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Michigan State University Extension’sKent County Extension office in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Topics will include pollination, blossom blight control and timing of plant growth regulators.
Growers will learn about the wild pollinators they are likely to find on their farms, how to make the most of and protect managed pollinators, programs to offset the cost for planting pollinator habitat, how to draft a pollinator stewardship plan, strategies for controlling blossom blight, blossom thinning techniques and other bloom-time related plant growth regulator issues.
Lunch is included in the $20 registration fee. Full meeting agenda and online registration are available at the Apple Bloom Issues Workshop Registration page. Space for the registration is limited. Registration closes March 13.
For more information, contact Julianna Wilson at 517-432-4766.