Pre-register for the 2022 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show

Growers are encouraged to attend this two-day, premier educational program on Jan. 18-19 to discuss important issues for the Michigan fruit industry and much more.

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Photo by Mark Longstroth, MSU Extension

The 2022 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show is scheduled for Jan. 18-19 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan. Registration opens at 8 a.m. on Jan. 18 and the cost for both days is $45 in advance and $50 at the door. The line is often long at the registration desk, so meeting attendees are encouraged to arrive well before the 9 a.m. start time. Both days will feature educational programs and vendor exhibits.

To pre-register, please visit: 2022 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show

One registration (tree fruit or grape session) will give attendees access to both the tree fruit sessions and grape sessions for both days. If you are purchasing tickets on the webpage for multiple people, please put the names of all attendees in the notes section in the checkout. (The notes section can be found in the upper right of the cart screen, below the "Order Summary").

Due to the circumstances of the ongoing pandemic and high transmission rates of the Omicron (and Delta) variants, it is important to consider safety measures to keep everyone in our grower community healthy. We are recommending that all Orchard and Vineyard Show participants mask at all times, especially when social distancing is not possible. We understand that masks may be uncomfortable, but we want to protect those among our community that may have compromised health. We will be in close proximity in the educational rooms, so it will be especially important to mask when listening to presentations. We will be providing face masks and hand sanitizer upon arrival. We want to continue in-person learning, and we want everyone to leave the 2022 Orchard Show educated and healthy! 

The fruit industry luncheon will be Tuesday, Jan. 18, and is open to both tree fruit and grape registrants at a first come first serve basis. 

The Cherry Marketing Institute annual meeting and luncheon will be Wednesday, Jan. 19. Wednesday’s Cherry Marketing Institute luncheon is free to cherry growers if they pre-register with the Cherry Marketing Institute by calling 517-669-4264 or emailing usacherries@gmail.com.

The grape industry luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 19.

The exhibit hall will be open during the show to feature vendors of orchard and vineyard equipment and supplies, commodity organizations and other exhibitors.

Both Tuesday and Wednesday will offer a variety of topics relating to research and information on tart cherries, sweet cherries, apples and wine grapes addressing production and marketing. Cherry, apple and grape sessions will be held on both days. Tuesday’s sessions will conclude with a social hour. 

The program is presented by the Grand Traverse Fruit Growers’ Council with collaboration from Michigan State University Extension and AgBioResearch, Cherry Marketing InstituteParallel 45, Michigan Wine Collaborative, and the MSU Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center

For more information on the Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show, please call Jenn Zelinski at 231-946-1510 or email goodr100@msu.edu.

2022 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show - Tentative Agenda

Tuesday, January 18 – Concurrent Tree Fruit Session 

8:00 a.m. Registration Desk Opens 

8:00 - 10:30 a.m. Coffee and Rolls  

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Foundation annual meeting

This meeting is open to all growers

Moderator: Nikki Rothwell, MSU Extension and AgBioResearch

9:00 – 9:05 a.m. Welcome and Overview 
Paul Hubbell, President, Grand Traverse Fruit Growers’ Council  

9:05 – 9:30 a.m. What happened to SWD in 2021?
Nikki Rothwell, MSU Extension and AgBioResearch

9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Weed Management Updates in Tree Fruits (Presentation via Zoom)
Sushila Chaudhari, Department of Horticulture, MSU

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Why does bitter pit vary from tree-to-tree and fruit-to-fruit?” (Presentation via Zoom)
Richard Marini, Department of Plant Science, Penn State

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Vendor Break

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Bacterial canker, the sweet cherry leaf microbiome, and canker strains vs. biological control agents
Tammy Wilkinson, Dept. of Horticulture, MSU

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Vendor Break

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Fruit Industry Luncheon - Open to both Grape and Tree Fruit attendees

1:30 – 1:50 p.m. Development of bacteriophage as a biocontrol for bacterial canker
Erin Lauwers, Dept. of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences, MSU

1:50 – 2:20 p.m. Fungicide resistance, fungicide shortages: how will we manage cherry leaf spot and American brown rot?
George Sundin, Dept. of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences, MSU

2:20 – 2:50 p.m. Vendor Break

2:50 – 3:20 p.m. Understanding the hidden half: Supporting roots for fruit production
Emily Lavely, MSU Extension

3:20 – 3:50 p.m. An overview of proposed changes to the FDA’s FSMA Water Rule
Phil Tocco, MSU Extension

3:50 – 4:10 p.m. Thinking ahead for potential shortages in IPM materials
Nikki Rothwell, MSU Extension and AgBioResearch

4:10 – 4:20 p.m. Precision Orchard Management of Tart Chery: A New USDA Funded Project
Nikki Rothwell, MSU Extension and AgBioResearch

Fill out pesticide recertification and certified crop advisor credits

5:00 p.m. Local beverage tasting and hors d’oeuvres social hour

Wednesday, January 19 – Concurrent Tree Fruit Session  

8:00 – 10:30 a.m. Coffee and Rolls 

Moderator: Julie Gordon, Cherry Marketing Institute, President 

9:30 – 9:50 a.m. National Cherry Festival report to the industry
Susan Wilcox Olson, Media Consultant, and Kat Paye, Executive Director

9:50 – 10:10 a.m. 2020/21 National Tart Cherry Promotion Program Results
Carolyn Westcomb, Weber Shandwick

10:10 – 10:30 a.m. Vendor Break 

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. 2021/22 National Tart Cherry Promotion Program Plans
Carolyn Westcomb, Weber Shandwick

11:00 – 11:20 a.m. Leveraging Grower Assessments
Julie Gordon, CMI President and Kyle Harris, CMI Grower Relation Director

11:20 – 11:50 a.m. Cherry Marketing Institute (CMI) Year-End Review
Julie Gordon, CMI President and MCC Executive Director

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Cherry Marketing Institute Luncheon – Tower Ballroom

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Vendor Break 

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Nematode management in tree fruit with a special focus on "the replant problem"
Marisol Quintanilla, Department of Entomology, MSU

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. The Future of Tree Fruit IPM Following the Loss of Chlorpyrifos
John Wise, Department of Entomology, MSU

3:00 – 3:20 p.m. Evaluation of Resident Parasitoids of Spotted Wing Drosophila (Presentation via Zoom)
Juan Huang, Department of Entomology, MSU

3:20 – 4:00 p.m. Utilizing Subsidized Risk Management – Federal Crop Insurance for your Farm
Cory Blumerick, Greenstone FCS

Fill out pesticide recertification and certified crop advisor credits

Tuesday, January 18 – Concurrent Grape Session 

8:00 a.m. Registration desk opens

8:00 - 10:30 a.m. Coffee and Rolls  

Moderator: Esmaeil Nasrollahiazar, MSU Extension

9:00 – 9:10 a.m. Welcome and Overview
Esmaeil Nasrollahiazar, MSU Extension

9:10 – 9:50 a.m. Maintaining late season fruit quality – control of the insect-pathogen complex
Rufus Isaacs, Dept. of Entomology, MSU

9:55 – 11:15 a.m. Marketing Emerging Wine Regions: Within the region and to the world. Panel includes: Magdalena Kaiser, Wines of Ontario; Morgen McLaughlin, Willamette Valley Wineries Association; and Kyle Pallischeck, Finger Lakes Wine Alliance, Inc.
Michigan Wine Collaborative

11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 4H/Project GREEEN project, the MWC Talent Pipeline
Tom Smith and Dixie Sandborn, MSU

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Fruit Industry Luncheon – Open to both Grape and Tree Fruit attendees

1:35 – 2:00 p.m. Vendor Break

2:05 – 2:45 p.m. What fungicides are still working in grapes? A discussion of powdery mildew, botrytis and downy mildew
Tim Miles, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, MSU

2:50 – 3:35 p.m. Regenerating soil organic matter for healthy and productive soils
Francesca Cotrufo, Colorado State University

3:40 – 4:10 p.m. Sustainable Management Tool for Michigan Vineyards
Karen Chou, Dept. of Animal Science, MSU
Dennis Phillips, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, MSU

4:15 – 4:45 p.m. Grapevine cold hardiness monitoring project updates from NW and SW Michigan
William Shane and Esmaeil Nasrollahiazar, MSU Extension

4:45 – 5:00 p.m. Vendor Break

5:00 p.m. Local beverage tasting and hors d’oeuvres social hour

Wednesday, January 19 – Concurrent Grape Session  

8:00 – 10:30 a.m. Coffee and Rolls 

9:00 – 9:10 a.m. Welcome and Overview
Esmaeil Nasrollahiazar, MSU Extension

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Aging Wine on Lees: New perspectives on an age-old practice
Katie Cook, Scott Laboratories

10:15 – 10:40 a.m. Vendor break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Soil Health for perennial crops
RJ Rant, TerraForm Ag

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Grape Luncheon

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Vendor break

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Craft Beverage Council updates
Jenelle Jagmin, MI Craft and Beverage Council

2:35 – 3:30 p.m. MWC annual meeting and election
Michigan Wine Collaborative

3:35 – 4:00 p.m. P45 annual meeting and election
Parallel 45 Vines and Wines

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