Monday Night Southwest Michigan Fruit IPM Meeting - April 11, 2022

April 11, 2022 5:30PM - 7:00PM

Registration Deadline: April 10, 2022 - 05:00PM

In person at Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center, 1791 Hillandale Rd, Benton Harbor, MI. Jordan Tatter Conference Center and live Zoom webinar

Contact: Cheyenne Sloan, 269-657-8213 or Mike Reinke at or 573-239-0808

Come join Bill Shane, Mike Reinke and Cheyenne Sloan weekly from April 11 to the end of June to discuss timely fruit IPM issues. They will share their scouting results from visiting local orchards, fields and vineyards to help local growers stay up to date on local crop conditions and pests and diseases to be prepared for in southwest Michigan. Much like last year’s webinar series, Bill, Mike, and Cheyenne’s presentations on their findings from that day will be coupled with relevant presentations from MSU faculty and specialists. This year they will be using a hybrid format for the meetings. They will be hosting people in person at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center as well as broadcasting via zoom. Recordings will be available after the meetings for those that cannot attend live.

This year’s meetings begin Monday, April 11 from 5:30-7:00 and will continue weekly at the same time until the end of June. We will not be meeting on Memorial Day (May 30)

These meetings are for all fruit growers, consultants, and industry representatives at no cost. They include a review of current conditions in southwest Michigan fruit plantings and look at upcoming concerns in fruit production and pest management with an emphasis on weather forecasts, crop development and emerging insect and disease issues. Topics vary depending on the week and conditions. Growers are invited to email photos of plant and insect specimens ahead of time for diagnosis during the meeting. Information from these meetings is shared with other fruit growers and consultants with weekly reports that can be found on the MSU Extension Fruit and Nuts page.

To attend virtually, you will need to register in advance. Shortly before each meeting, you will be sent an email with the link to get into the meeting. These meetings will be conducted using Zoom software. Please visit the Zoom website to get familiar with this system. For any questions or difficulties, contact Cheyenne Sloan at or 269-657-8213, or T.

Two Michigan pesticide applicator recertification credit for private and commercial fruit (core and 1C) will be available for each meeting for those that attend live in-person and through Zoom.

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Event Location

1791 Hillandale Road Benton Harbor, MI 49022

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