FENNVILLE, Mich. — On Wednesday Aug. 24, the MSU Blueberry Team will host their inaugural field day at Trevor Nichol’s Research Center in Fennville, Mich., from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event is free for attendees and will include lunch and light refreshments.
This event will be packed with hands-on educational content focused on commercial blueberry producers. Presentations by experts from campus and around the state will join us to share their knowledge and what they have been working on for the past few seasons.
The emphasis will be on outdoor demonstration/presentation of information. This will include a demonstration of going “into the honey bee hive” with Apiculture Educator Ana Heck, learning about irrigation timing with our irrigation specialist Younsuk Dong, and learning more about soil health with cover crop and soil health educator Christina Curell.
The program will also include blueberry researchers Tim Miles talking about research to improve management of fruit rots, and Rufus Isaacs discussing methods for sampling fruit to improve management of spotted-wing Drosophila. Additionally, we will have MSU’s new Small Fruit Horticulture Specialist Joshua VanderWeide in attendance.
CLICK HERE for registration, which is required to ensure we can provide enough food, transportation and handouts. The registration cutoff is Aug. 20, so please register today. If you have any questions please reach out to Cheyenne Sloan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Carlos Garcia Salazar (email@example.com).
A draft agenda for the event is provided below:
- Welcome – 11:00-12:00
- Lunch – 12:00- 1:00
- Outdoor Hands-On Activities – 1:00-4:00
— Michigan State University Extension