2024 Chestnut Chats

Every Other Thursday, May 23 through August 29 
1:30-2:30 p.m. ET

Michigan State University Extension will again be hosting a series of FREE interactive Zoom meetings this season to allow easy communication between producers and MSU faculty. These informal bi-weekly sessions will include crop and pest updates from Dr. Rob Sirrine and Erin Lizotte.  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.

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

In preparation for the meetings, download and review the Michigan Chestnut Management Guide by clicking the button below!

For management information and upcoming events information, sign up to receive MSU Extension’s Fruit & Nuts Production Newsletter.
For general information, visit www.chestnuts.msu.edu.

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.

Registration for 2024 Chestnut Chat is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on August 28, 2024.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information, contact Erin Lizotte at taylo548@msu.edu.