Apr 3, 2020
Spring 2020 Michigan State University Tree Fruit Webinar Series scheduled

The Spring 2020 Michigan State University (MSU) Tree Fruit Webinar Series will include presentations on pest management and horticultural topics as well as time for attendees to ask questions. The webinars are free of charge and will be held over the lunch hour from 12-1 p.m., Monday through Friday from April 13-24, 2020.

 Pre-registration is required to attend as well as to receive MDARD Pesticide Applicator Certification credits. To receive credits, you must provide your applicator number on the pre-registration form. Pre-registration for each day’s webinar closes the day before the webinar will be held.

For example, pre-registration for the April 14 webinar closes at the end of the day on April 13. If plans change after you pre-register, you can revisit this page to sign up for a webinar that you would like to attend as long as it is before pre-registration closes for that day’s webinar.

Participants will receive a Zoom link via email the morning of the scheduled webinar. Here is a list of topics and speakers for each day:

Spring 2020 MSU Tree Fruit Webinar Dates and Topics (10 possible credits available)

April 13 Introduction to Spring Tree Fruit Webinars (1 credit)

Presented and hosted by MSU Fruit Educators

April 14 Weather predictions and Enviro-weather update (1 credit)

Presented by Jeff Andresen and Keith Mason, Host Mark Longstroth

April 15 Spring sprayer set-up: configuring your air-assist sprayer (1 credit)

Presented by Jason Deveau of OMAFRA, Host Mike Reinke

April 16 Apple disease update (1 credit)

Presented by George Sundin, Host Amy Irish-Brown

April 17 Cherry disease update (1 credit)

Presented by George Sundin and Nikki Rothwell, Host Emily Pochubay

April 20 Orchard weed management and practices impacting beneficial and pest insects (1 credit)

Presented by Bernie Zandstra, Sushila Chaudhari, and Julianna Wilson, Host Dave Jones

April 21 The apple pollen tube growth model, new thinning chemistries/strategies, and PGRs (1 credit)

Presented by Phil Schwallier and Todd Einhorn, Host Bob Tritten

April 22 Causes and control of internal browning in Honeycrisp and bitter pit management (1 credit)

Presented by Randy Beaudry, Host Nikki Rothwell

April 23 Early season apple pests (1 credit)

Presented by Larry Gut and John Wise, Host Bill Shane

April 24 Early season cherry pests (1 credit)

Presented by Larry Gut, John Wise, and Nikki Rothwell, Host Emily Pochubay

Registration for Spring 2020 Tree Fruit Webinar Series is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on April 23, 2020.

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