Mar 14, 2016SWMREC to host Spring Kick-Off Meeting for grape growers
Berrien County Michigan State University Extension announced the first of several in-season Integrated Pest Management meetings for grape growers. The Spring Kick-off Meeting, will be on April 4, at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
Bruce Bordelon of Purdue University and Imed Dami of the Ohio State University, both experts on viticulture from outside Michigan, will be at the meeting. They will be discussing research results from in-vineyard trials at Purdue University and the Ohio State University regarding cold injury and frost management. Keith Mason from Michigan State University Entomology will be updating the growers on current research on grape insect pests.
Discussion will follow each speaker, so growers are encouraged to bring questions. Dinner will be served after the educational presentations, at 5 p.m.
Two restricted use pesticide recertification credits have been requested for this meeting. Registration includes dinner, and is $13 per person for pre-registration (before March 28) or $18 at the door. Checks should be made out to Michigan State University and mailed, along with a note of the name and preferred contact information of registrants, to:
Berrien County MSU Extension
1737 Hillandale Rd.
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting MSUE at 269-927-5674 by March 17, 2015. Requests received after this date will be fulfilled when possible.
IPM meetings are sponsored in part by the Michigan Wine and Grape Industry Council.