Jun 18, 2024
MSU to host 2024 preharvest blueberry Extension twilight meeting

The Michigan State University blueberry team is inviting blueberry growers to attend this year’s preharvest blueberry Extension twilight meeting.

MSU’s 2024 preharvest Extension meeting is scheduled for June 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Trevor Nichols Research Center in Fennville, Michigan.

The event will include a brief industry update, and presentations from MSU blueberry specialists with recommendations on harvest-time insect and disease management, new plantings, irrigation, and WPS during harvest. If time allows, organizers plan to visit ongoing trials in the Trevor Nichols Research Center’s experimental plots.

MSU Michigan State Extension logo featureThe event will offer two restricted use pesticide (RUP) credits for growers attending the meeting.

There is no cost for attending, but organizers recommend preregistering online. Growers can preregister at: events.anr.msu.edu/BlueberryPreHarvest2024/

The preregistration should help organizers estimate attendance, handouts, dinner and refreshments. Sign up will begin at 5:30 p.m. and a light dinner of pizza is scheduled to be served before the meeting begins.

For more information, contact Carlos Garcia-Salazar, MSU Extension small fruit educator at the MSU Extension Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute, Fillmore Complex in Ottawa County at [email protected] or Cheyenne Sloan, blueberry and small fruit educator in southwest Michigan at MSU’s Van Buren County Extension office in Paw Paw, Michigan, at [email protected].

The Trevor Nichols Research Center is at 6237 124th Ave, Fennville, MI, 49408.

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