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

9:00 – 9:20      Basics of Bird Damage and Management in Small Fruits

                            American Kestrel Next Boxes

                        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


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