2021 MSU Chestnut Kickoff

April 9, 2021 9:00AM - 12:00PM


Contact: Erin Lizotte

Commercial chestnut producers from around the Great Lakes region are encouraged to join Michigan State University faculty for the 2021 Chestnut Kickoff. This meeting will be held via Zoom on April 9th, 2021 from 9 AM- 12 PM.

See the tentative agenda for details.

Tentative Agenda

9:00-9:10 Welcome and Introductions

9:10-9:40 Wasps and Weevils, Oh My! Updates and Plans for 2021 Dr. Deb McCullough and Max Ferguson, Departments of Entomology and Forestry, Michigan State University.

9:40-9:55 Postharvest Treatments for Chestnut Quality Dr. Dan Guyer, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University.

9:55-10:15 Pruning Chestnuts Mario Mandujano, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University.

10:15-10:45 Initial Musings on Chestnut Nutrient Management Dr. Rob Sirrine. Senior Educator, Michigan State University Extension.

10:45-11:15 Chestnut Integrated Pest Management Update Erin Lizotte, Senior IPM Educator and Coordinator, Michigan State University Extension.

11:15-12:00 Q&A and Evaluation Registration is free but required.

You will receive Zoom connection information and a reminder the day before the event. Michigan State University Extension is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities.

Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Erin Lizotte at taylo548@msu.edu. Requests will be honored whenever possible.

This material is based on work supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Crop Protection Pest Management Program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Tags: chestnuts, fruit and nuts, fruit & nuts, integrated pest management, ipm, nuts

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