Register today for the MSU Chestnut Chat 2024 Summer Series

You’re invited to join the Michigan chestnut community for in-season discussions about commercial chestnut production.

A hand holding 4 ripe chestnuts.
Michigan sweet chestnuts. Photo by Erin Lizotte, MSU Extension.

Michigan State University Extension will again be hosting a series of seven interactive online meetings this season to allow easy communication between producers and Michigan State University (MSU) faculty. These informal sessions will include crop and pest updates from Rob Sirrine and Erin Lizotte from MSU Extension as well as deep dives by university specialists with topics ranging from disease management to irrigation and nutrient management. 

Pesticide credits for Michigan certified applicators will be available (one per week attended). In addition, MSU faculty and veteran growers will drop in to address timely issues and provide research project updates. Bring your field notes too! We want to hear what’s going on in your orchard. 

These Thursday sessions will begin May 23 and run every other week through Aug. 29 (excluding July 4) from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Registration is free but required.  

Sign up for the 2024 Chestnut Chat Series   

Mark your calendar for the following meeting dates: May 23, June 6, June 20, July 18, Aug. 1, Aug. 15 and Aug. 29.  

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This work is supported by the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program (grant no 2021-70006-35450) 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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