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2020 Winter Nursery Meeting - CANCELLED

March 12, 2020 8:30AM - 3:15PM

Ottawa County MSU Extension Office, 12220 Fillmore St., Main Conference Room, West Olive, MI 49460


Contact: Heidi Lindberg

March 12, 2020

Ottawa County MSU Extension Office,
12220 Fillmore St., Main Conference Room, West Olive, MI 49460

Michigan State University Extension will be offering the 2020 Winter Nursery Meeting for nursery and Christmas tree growers. The topics are of interest to both small and large container and field nursery growers and landscapers. The morning program will cover the latest research-based information on irrigation management in container nurseries including recycled water, water treatment technologies, and opportunities for Michigan growers to reduce their environmental risk. During the afternoon, participants will learn about the emerging challenges for Michigan nursery growers and landscapers including invasive insects and diseases, an update on oak wilt, and how to identify boxwood blight from other problems. Attendees will then hear about the current methods of control of liverwort in container production and about a new project for 2020. Finally, bare root nursery growers will learn about the latest in root knot nematode management. 

Cost: $20. Includes lunch and handouts. 

Registration Closes March 10.

Michigan pesticide recertification credits will be offered.

 Agenda

Time

Topic

Presenter

8:30—9 a.m.

Registration

 

9-9:30 a.m.

Water Problems: It’s Not Just in the Southwest – An Overview of Ottawa County Water Problems

Matthew Chappuies, Land Use Specialist, Ottawa County

Paul Sachs, Director, Planning & Performance Improvement, Ottawa County

9:30-10 a.m.

Is Recycled Water Safe for My Crops?

Dr. Bert Cregg, Professor in the Dept. of Horticulture and Forestry, Michigan State University Extension

10-10:45 a.m.

Water, Nutrients and Pesticides: The Threat and Water Treatment Technologies

Dr. Tom Fernandez, Professor in the Dept. of Horticulture, Michigan State University Extension

10:45-11 a.m.

Break

 

11-11:30 a.m.

What are GAAMPS and Right to Farm & Why Do I care?

Dr. Tom Fernandez, Professor in the Dept. of Horticulture, Michigan State University Extension

11:30-11:45 a.m.

MAEAP: An Opportunity

Bill Lindberg, Kent County Conservation District

11:45 a.m.-12 p.m.

Clean Water3 Website: Resources for You

Heidi Lindberg, Michigan State University Extension

12-12:45 p.m.

Lunch

 

12:45-1:15 p.m.

Emerging Challenges for Michigan Growers in 2020

Heidi Lindberg, Michigan State University Extension

1:15-1:45 p.m.

Oak Wilt in Michigan

Dr. Monique Sakalidis, Assistant Professor in the Depts. of Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences and Forestry

1:45-2:15 p.m.

Browning of Boxwood: Is it Boxwood Blight?

Dr. Elizabeth Dorman, Plant Pathologist and Laboratory Manager, MDARD

2:15-2:25 p.m.

Break

 

2:25-2:45 p.m.

Current Methods of Liverwort Control for Michigan Nursery Growers

Debalina Saha, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Horticulture, Michigan State University Extension

2:45-3:15 p.m.

Best Management Practices for Nematodes in Bareroot Ornamental Plants

Emilie Cole, Applied Nematology Technician, Dept. of Entomology, Michigan State University


This event qualifies as a MAEAP Phase 1 Event. 

This workshop requires a minimum number of 20 participants to run. 

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Tags: boxwood blight, disease, emerging challenges, gaamps, invasive insect, irrigation, liverwort, maeap, michigan state university, nematode, nursery, nursery nematode, recycled water, water problems

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Heidi Lindberg

Heidi Lindberg
616-994-4701
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