Feb 22, 2022
Michigan Spring Peach Meeting in hybrid format is March 8

The 2022 Michigan Spring Peach Meeting is a popular annual meeting in Michigan and the region to learn about this crop. This will be one full-day program with both in person and on-line virtual options available.

This meeting will cover a wide array of information about peaches and peach growing.  For people attending in person, registration at the door starts at 8 a.m. The educational program starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m.

The in-person meeting will be held at Michigan State University’s (MSU) Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center, 1791 Hillandale Road, Benton Harbor, MI  49022. Face masks are required.

The meeting will focus on peaches varieties, insect and disease management, management of freeze damage, marketing strategies, chemical fruit thinning, tree training, labor, clingstone peach marketing, and cold hardiness.

Featured speakers include Matt Whiting, Washington State University; Kari Peters, Penn State University; Chalmers Carr, Titan Farms, South Carolina; Michael Reinke, MSU; Anna Wallis, MSU; William Shane, MSU, and more.

Attendees will be eligible for credits toward their recertification of their Michigan pesticide applicators license.

Deadline for online registration is 4 p.m. March 4. The cost for online virtual is $25 for current Michigan Sponsor members and $30 for non-members. Cost for in person is $40 for current Michigan Sponsor members and $50 for non-members. Costs per person registering at the door is $5 more. The registration includes lunch and snacks at breaks.

Even if you are paying by check it is strongly recommend that you register online because the event organizers will be communicating with you via email, including giving the link for those accessing the webinar.

Register here to attend in-person.

Register here to attend virtually.

Download event agenda here.

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