Spring 2021 Statewide Tree Fruit Webinar Series

April 5, 2021 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Contact: Anna Wallis, wallis@msu.edu; Emily Pochubay

This Webinar Series was developed specifically for commercial tree fruit producers. Backyard and hobbyist fruit growers should refer to Ask an Expert for questions and assistance.

Registration for the Spring 2021 Statewide Tree Fruit Webinar Series is now open through Michigan State University Extension. Due to ongoing restrictions based on current events, the MSU Extension fruit team is once again offering its spring tree fruit educational programs through a series of live webinars. These webinars are free and held on Zoom from 12-1 p.m., Monday through Friday, April 5-16, 2021. Live webinars will be recorded and posted online for viewing at a later date.

Registration is open and required to participate in the 2021 Statewide Spring Tree Fruit Webinar Series. MDARD pesticide applicator credits are available to registered participants that join the live webinars.

The registration button will direct you to a page where you will enter your name, location, contact information and affiliations. Click on the boxes next to each of the webinars you plan to attend. After completing this registration process, if you didn’t select a date but would like to attend that day’s webinar, you can click on the registration page again to sign up for that webinar. However, please note that registration for a specific webinar closes the day before that webinar will be offered. For example, registration for the April 5 webinar closes at the end of the day on April 4.

What about credits?

Registered participants that attend the live webinar will be eligible to receive Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Pesticide Applicator Certification credits; one credit per meeting will be available for a total of 10 credits possible. Each person that would like to receive credits must register through MSU. So grab your applicator number and don’t forget to enter it on the MSU registration form. To earn credits, you will also be prompted to enter your applicator number when you enter each Zoom webinar.

Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits will also be available by using a QR code at the end of each webinar. CCAs, please do not provide your CCA numbers on the registration form.

Please note that to receive credits, you must register and enter your contact information into Zoom on the day of the event. Registered participants will receive a webinar link via email on the morning of that day’s scheduled webinar, and Zoom will prompt you to enter your contact information. If you do not attend the live webinar, you will not be able to receive credits.

What’s on the agenda?


Presentation topic

Monday, April 5
(1 credit)

Weather Impact on Tree Fruit and New Enviroweather Website
Tree Fruit Team, Keith Mason and Jeff Andresen, MSU

Tuesday, April 6
(1 credit)

Sprayer Tune-up and Calibration
Jason Deveau, OMAFRA

Wednesday, April 7
(1 credit)

Apple Thinning Models, PGRs and Tree Row Volume 
Todd Einhorn and Phil Schwallier, MSU

Thursday, April 8
(1 credit)

Pollinator Stewardship in Orchards
Julianna Wilson and Ana Heck, MSU

Friday, April 9
(1 credit) 

Woolly Apple Aphid, Mites and Label Updates 
John Wise, MSU

Monday, April 12
(1 credit)

Early Season Apple Diseases
George Sundin and Anna Wallis, MSU

Tuesday, April 13
(1 credit)

Early Season Apple Insect Pests
Julianna Wilson and Larry Gut, MSU

Wednesday, April 14
(1 credit)

American Brown Rot and Cherry Leaf Spot Fungicide Resistance Management
George Sundin and Nikki Rothwell, MSU

Thursday, April 15
(1 credit) 

Early Season Stone Fruit Insect Pests
Larry Gut and Nikki Rothwell, MSU

Friday, April 16
(1 credit) 

Nutrient Management for Honeycrisp
Lailiang Cheng, Cornell University



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