MSU Extension hosts second annual Blueberry Research Field Day
Join Michigan State University Extension for this blueberry-focused event on Sept. 6 in Fennville.
On Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023, the Michigan State University Extension blueberry team will host their second annual Blueberry Field Day at the Trevor Nichol’s Research Center in Fennville, Michigan, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free for attendees and includes lunch and light refreshments. This event will be packed with hands-on educational content focused on commercial blueberry producers. Presentations by experts from the Michigan State University campus and around the state will join us to share their knowledge and what they have been working on for the past few seasons.
The emphasis of the Blueberry Field Day will be on outdoor demonstration/presentation of information. This will include updates from the Plant and Pest Diagnostics lab on campus, a brief introduction to IR-4 with Nicole Soldan, learning about irrigation timing with our irrigation specialist Younsuk Dong, and a demonstration of emerging technologies with Mike Reinke. The program will also include blueberry researchers Tim Miles talking about new control options for blueberry diseases, Rufus Isaacs discussing spotted wing Drosophila and blueberry maggot trials, and new campus small fruit horticulturist Joshua Vander Weide examining new insights into replanting blueberries.
Four RUP credits will be offered for the event.
Registration is required to ensure we can provide enough food, transportation and handouts. The registration cutoff is Sept. 1, so please register today.
A draft agenda is below.
- Sign-in – 10-10:30 a.m.
- Welcome – 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
- Lunch – 12-1 p.m.
- Outdoor Hands-On Activities – 1-3 p.m.