2020 Blueberry Pre-Harvest Webinar

Monday June 29, 2020
- p.m.


MSU Extension and the MSU Extension Small Fruit Team are hosting a webinar with updates on issues related to the pre-harvest blueberry season. Blueberry harvest is rapidly approaching, and some growers are facing challenges from spring frost effects on pollination and plant canopy development. Growers need to check their nutrient management programs and to review their controls for Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD). It is also time to prepare their fruit disease management program at harvest time.

The webinar agenda is:

  • Harvest-time blueberry insect management —Rufus Isaacs, MSU Entomology
  • Pre-harvest blueberry disease management—Timothy Miles, MSU Plant Pathology
  • Monitoring nematode vectored viruses and management—Marisol Quintanilla-Tornel, Emilie Cole, MSU Entomology Nematology.
  • Pre-harvest Weed Management— Sushila Chaudhari, MSU Horticulture
  • Monitoring blueberry nutrients—Carlos Garcia-Salazar, MSU Extension

Growers attending this webinar will receive 3 Restricted Use Pesticide credits. This webinar is free of charge, but we ask growers to register online to receive the RUP credits.


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 more information or questions regarding this webinar you may call Mark Longstroth at 269-873-8983 or email longstr7@msu.edu. For Ottawa County, call Carlos Garcia-Salazar at 616-260-0671 or email garcias4@msu.edu