Monday Night South Michigan Fruit IPM Meetings

June 10, 2024 5:30PM - 7:00PM 5:30-7:00 PM (EST)

Registration Deadline: June 21, 2024 - 03:00PM

Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center, 1791 Hillandale Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022. The meeting room is in the Jordan Tatter Conference Center, 1st building on the right when coming in the driveway.

Contact: William Shane, (269-208-1652)

Hand holding five blue Stanley European plums.

Mondays, April 15 to June 24, 2024 (except May 27 - Memorial Day), 5:30-7:00 p.m. (EST)
Held In-Person and Virtually Using Zoom

Monday updates keep fruit growers current on pest and disease developments during the growing season.

Fruit integrated pest management (IPM) meetings are held for fruit growers in south Michigan nearly every Monday from early April through the end of June. Michigan State University Extension Educators Cheyenne Sloan, Derek Plotkowski, Mike Reinke, and Bill Shane will share their results from scouting orchards, vineyards, and fields of small fruit with area growers to keep them up to date on emerging developments in the area.

These meetings are for tree fruit, grape, bramble, strawberry, and blueberry growers, consultants, and industry representatives. They include a review of current conditions in Southwest Michigan fruit plantings and looks at upcoming concerns in fruit production and pest management. Included weather impacts and outlooks, crop development and emerging insect and disease issues. Information from these weekly meetings is shared with other fruit growers and consultants by weekly reports at MSU Extension’s Fruit and Nut page.

People wishing to attend via Zoom need to register once in advance for these meetings with the following link: Once registered, attendees will be sent an email with the zoom link shortly before the first and each subsequent meeting.

Please visit the Zoom website to get familiar with this system.

No registration is needed for in-person attendance.

For any questions / difficulties contact Cheyenne Sloan at ( 269-657-8213, Mike Reinke ( 573-239-0808, Derek Plotkowski ( 586-337-5615, Bill Shane ( 269-208-1652.  Please visit the Zoom website to get familiar with this system.

One Michigan pesticide applicator recertification credit for private and commercial fruit (core and 1C) is available for each meeting. Growers are invited to submit questions, requests for information, and photos of plant and insect specimens of concern.

Recordings of past years zoom meetings are available online.

2024 Monday Fruit IPM Meeting Schedule

April 15, 22, 29

May 6, 13, 20, there is no meeting May 27, Memorial Day. 

June 3, 10, 17, 24


Event Location

1791 Hillandale Road Benton Harbor, MI 49022

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