MSU research center will spotlight methods to manage fruit pests, diseases
posted on September 5, 2012 10:48am
FENNVILLE, Mich. – The latest advances in Michigan fruit crop pest and disease management practices will be highlighted at the Trevor Nichols Research Center field day Sept. 25.
Educational sessions on the latest research and pesticide efficacy trials will be led by Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch entomologists and Extension specialists Larry Gut, Rufus Isaacs, Mark Whalon and John Wise, and AgBioResearch plant pathologists and Extension specialists Annemiek Schilder and George Sundin.
The field day, which is free and open to the public, runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 269-561-5040 or visit www.agbioresearch.msu.edu/tnrc.
Located at 6237 124th Avenue, Fennville, the Trevor Nichols Research Center is a 156-acre facility that specializes in research on the more than 30 Michigan fruit crop pests. The center is one of 14 AgBioResearch centers across the state. It supports IR-4, a program that works with growers and chemical companies to register products, including reduced-risk pesticides for use on specialty crops such as fruits. It also provides hands-on, integrated pest management and pest scout training and education.
MSU AgBioResearch engages in innovative, leading-edge research that combines scientific expertise with practical experience to generate economic prosperity, sustain natural resources, and enhance the quality of life in Michigan, the nation and the world.