MSU Viticulture Field Day

July 26, 2023

Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center, 1791 Hillandale Road, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Contact: Mike Reinke, 269-944-1477, ext. 210; email; cell: 573-239-0808

The 34th Annual Southwest Michigan Viticulture Field Day is just around the corner.  On July 26, 2023 at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center near Benton Harbor, MI, the greater Michigan grape growing community will get together to discuss and check out the newest tools and techniques in grape production, share their stories, and enjoy some great food and some even better local wine.  So come join us!  Pre-register by July 20 to receive the discounted rate of $ 70.00 per person ($ 90.00 per person at the door).  Doors open at 8:00 a.m. with events starting at 9:00 a.m.

Check out the website michigangrapesociety.simpletix to register and pay.  A downloadable form is also available on the website if you would prefer to print and mail in registration with payment.

Some highlights from the program of events:

  • A guest speaker from Minnesota discussing horticulture of cold, hardy grape varieties
  • Autonomous technologies that grape growers can use today
  • How to balance taking care of the farm and taking care of yourself
  • Updates on the strategies for late season pest and disease management
  • In-field methods for assessing the health of your soil

So bring your sunscreen, your best hat, your appetite and your curiosity.  As always, the tradeshow will have vendors highlighting some of the newest and best precision viticulture equipment in the area.  Don't forget about the famous steak cookout and Michigan wine showcase.  Enjoy the evening socializing with the rest of the grape-growing community over some good food and local wine.



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