Monday Fruit IPM Webinars

Mondays, April 5 June 28, 2021 (except May 31 - Memorial Day)
5:30-6:30 p.m. (EST)

Held Virtually Using Zoom

Monday updates keep fruit growers current on pest and disease developments during the growing season.

Fruit integrated pest management (IPM) meetings are held for fruit growers in southwest Michigan nearly every Monday from early April through the end of June. Michigan State University Extension Educators Mark Longstroth, Bill Shane, and Mike Reinke will share their results from scouting orchards, vineyards and fields of small fruit with area growers to keep them up to date on emerging developments in the area. Faculty and specialists from MSU will provide timely information on selected fruit topics.

These updates begin Monday, April 5, 2021 and are held every week until the end of June. There is no meeting on May 31 (Memorial Day). These meetings traditionally held on-farm in person have moved to the internet for the second season.

These meetings are for tree fruit, grape, bramble and blueberry growers, consultants, and industry representative. They include a review of current conditions in Southwest Michigan fruit plantings and looks at upcoming concerns in fruit production and pest management. We include weather forecasts, crop development and emerging insect and disease issues. Information from these weekly meetings is shared with other fruit growers and consultants by weekly reports at MSU Extension’s Fruit and Nut page. The meetings will be held using Zoom, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Topics vary depending on the week and conditions.

Growers need to register in advance for these meetings by using the green button below. Shortly before the first meeting you will be sent an email with the zoom link to get into the meeting.

For any questions / difficulties contact Mike Reinke (reinkem3@msu.edu) or Bill Shane (shane@msu.edu) 269-208-1652. This meeting will be conducted using Zoom software. Please visit the Zoom website to get familiar with this system.

One Michigan pesticide applicator recertification credit for private and commercial fruit (core and 1C) are available for each meeting. Growers are invited to email photos of plant and insect specimens ahead of time for diagnosis during the meeting.

Monday Fruit IPM Meeting Schedule

April 5, 12, 19, 26

May 3, 10, 17, 24, there is no meeting May 31, Memorial Day. 

June 7, 14, 21, 28

 


 

Registration for Monday Fruit IPM Webinars is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on June 28, 2021.

Accommodations

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 contact Dr. Bill Shane at 269-944-1477 ext. 205, 269-208-1652 cell, or email shane@msu.edu or Mike Reinke at reinkem3@msu.edu.