Learn More About Growing Saskatoons at The Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show!
POSTED IN For Growers ON 1/11/2016
If you are growing saskatoons, or hope to be soon, come join us on Wednesday morning, January 13, 2016 at The Grand Traverse Resort to learn more about how birds and bees can affect your success.
With another season in the history books, growers found two issues were primarily responsible for a decrease in production: 1) birds (who love saskatoons) and 2) leaf spot. Given this feedback, this week’s program has been developed to address those specific topics, as well as optimizing pollination.
The Schedule is as follows:
Concurrent Saskatoon Session Room – Peninsula A
Moderator: Duke Elsner, MSU Extension
Dr. Catherine Lindell, Michigan State University
9:20 – 10:00 Bird Netting Materials and Techniques
Craig Cunningham, Harbor Hill Vineyard Services, Traverse City
10:00 – 10:30 Vendor Break
10:30 – 11:00 A Close Look at Entomosporium Leafspot
Annemiek Schilder, Dept. of Plant Pathology, MSU
11:00 – 11:30 Support Your Local Pollinators
Rufus Isaacs, Dept. of Entomology, MSU
11:30 – 12:00 Saskatoon Berry Institute of North America report
SBINA Board Members and Staff
12:00 – 12:15 Fill Out Pesticide Recertification Credits (###)
Learn more at: http://www.msustatewide.msu.edu/Programs/Details/2087