Jan 4, 2012
Southwest Horticultural Days Feb. 8-9

The Michigan Grape Society and Michigan State University Extension, in partnership with Lake Michigan College, will host the annual Southwest Horticultural Days conference Feb. 8-9 at Lake Michigan College’s Mendel Center, 2755 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, Mich.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. both days, and all educational sessions begin at 9 a.m., except for the Thursday morning grape session, which begins at 8:30 a.m.

The Feb. 8 morning session will feature presentations about Michigan water policy, what’s ahead for pesticides and food safety, utilizing Market Maker for new business and the good food charter. There will be educational sessions on tree fruits, vegetables, blueberries and grapes.

The event also features a trade show. Restricted-use pesticide recertification credits have been requested. Registration is $30 at the door and includes lunch. Early registration is $25 (postmarked no later than Jan. 27).Mail registration to: Michigan Grape Society, P.O. Box 151 Baroda, MI 49101, Attention: Allan Zelmer. Preregistration forms can be obtained from the Berrien County Extension office, 1737 Hillandale Road, Benton Harbor MI; from the Van Buren County Extension Office, 219 E. Paw Paw St. Suite 201, Paw Paw, MI; or online at the Berrien County MSUE website: http://www.msue.msu.edu/portal/default.cfm?pageset_id=26902 or http://agbioresearch.msu.edu/swmrec and go to news/events.

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