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2018 MSU Agriculture Innovation Day: Focus on Fruit and Vegetable Technologies


June 28, 2018, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
Benton Harbor, MI
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fruit and vegetables

Consumers and the farmers who grow the produce they eat want similar things: sustainably and safely raised fruits and vegetables. That’s why Michigan State University (MSU) is bringing together experts to share how new technologies in spray, water, high tunnels and drones, and new strategies for pollinators and disease and insect management will change the shape of the industry, exceed consumer expectations and improve growers’ bottom line.

The morning program will focus on topics affecting the overall fruit and vegetable industry:

  • The Latest Buzz about Bees. Incorporating non-crop flowers can improve health and reproductive potential of managed and wild bees that pollinate fruits and vegetables.
  • Create Your Own Climate Change with High Tunnels. High tunnels can create microclimates that increase production and reduce weather impacts in vegetables, berries, wine grapes and tree fruits.
  • Drone Technologies: What Growers Need to Know. Drone and sensor technologies can assist in crop management. Growers will see firsthand the differences in technologies to assess the best technology for their operations.
  • Optimizing Sprayer Coverage. New technology can optimize sprayers for better coverage, less waste, and maximum pest and disease control.
  • Getting the Most from Your Irrigation Inputs. Adjusting irrigation strategies can ensure efficient water application to maximize production and minimize economic inputs while protecting ground- and surface water.

During the afternoon, producers will have the opportunity to choose from three tracks focusing in-depth on vegetables, fruit or grapes.

  • Vegetable focus
  • Fruit Focus
  • Grape focus

Details

June 28, 2018, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Website:
https://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?eventID=D68BCB6F71D4A225
Location:
MSU Southwest Research and Extension Center
1791 Hillandale Road
Benton Harbor, MI United States
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Website:
https://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?eventID=D68BCB6F71D4A225