New Chestnut Lunchtime Webinar Series offered in 2020

Join live for monthly chestnut growing tips and best management practices or view recorded webinars at your convenience.

Chestnut burr opening up
Michigan chestnuts as burs open. Photo by Erin Lizotte, Michigan State University Extension.

Michigan State University Extension is proud to announce a new in-season Zoom webinar series to assist chestnut growers with real-time updates season long. Join MSU faculty and veteran chestnut growers on the last Wednesday of each month (April-August) to learn about best agronomic practices, pest management, fertility and more! See the schedule below for more details on specific topics and speakers.

Registrants can choose to join the Chestnut Lunch Webinar Series live from 12-1 p.m. EST or view a recording of the webinar when convenient. To participate, a computer with an up-to-date web browser, speakers and internet access are required.

The series is free, but registration is required. Registrants will receive email notification with instructions for joining the webinar. Recorded webinars will be closed captioned and available within seven days of the live webinar.

Register for the Chestnut Lunch Webinar Series

Chestnut Lunch Webinar Series agenda

Wednesday, April 29

  • Chestnut weevil management update, Erin Lizotte, Michigan State University Extension
  • Michigan Chestnut Management Guide discussion, Erin Lizotte, Michigan State University Extension

Wednesday, May 27

  • Radial airblast sprayer optimization, Matthew Grieshop, Michigan State University

Wednesday, June 24

  • Chestnut rot research update, Monique Sakalidis and Allie Watson, Michigan State University
  • Chestnut IPM update, Erin Lizotte, Michigan State University Extension

Wednesday, July 29

  • Preparing for harvest, Pete Conrad, Conrad Farms, LLC
  • Chestnut IPM update, Erin Lizotte, Michigan State University Extension

Wednesday, Aug. 26

  • Chestnut heat treatment Update, Dan Guyer, Michigan State University
  • Chestnut IPM update, Erin Lizotte, Michigan State University Extension

Accommodations

Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Erin Lizotte at 231-944-6504 or taylo548@msu.edu.

This work is supported by the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program 2017-70006-27175 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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