Meeting for blueberry growers will update on gall wasp and replanting issues

Lunchtime program on March 9 will provide options for fields affected with blueberry stem gall wasp.

Blueberry cluster
Photo by Rufus Isaacs, MSU Department of Entomology

Michigan State University Extension and the Berry Crops Entomology program at MSU are pleased to invite all blueberry growers to a meeting to discuss recent MSU research results on blueberry stem gall wasp control and blueberry removal and replanting strategies on March 9, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ottawa County Fillmore Complex, 12220 Fillmore Street, West Olive, MI 49460.

The event will start with a light lunch and include presentations by Rufus Isaacs from MSU Department of Entomology on recent research into gall wasp control, Mark Longstroth from MSU Extension on horticultural aspects of replanting blueberry fields, and David Mroczek from Farm Service Agency discussing the Tree Assistance Program.

Registration is $10 to cover the cost of lunch, refreshments and handouts. You can register online at Spring Blueberry Stem Gall Wasp Update or you can mail a check made out to Michigan State University, including your name, address and phone/email contact to Blueberry Stem Gall Wasp Meeting, MSU Extension Ottawa County, 12220 Fillmore Street, Suite 122, West Olive, MI 49460.

Growers attending this meeting will receive two RUP credits for the renewal of their Pesticide Applicator License.

For more information or to request accommodations, please contact the meting organizer, Carlos Garcia, at 616‐260‐0671 or by March 5. Requests for accommodations received after this date will be fulfilled when possible.

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