Tree Fruit IPM School Set for February

posted on December 23, 2008 5:54am


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EAST LANSING, Mich.—Fruit growers and representatives of related businesses can plan now to attend the 2009 Michigan State University (MSU) Tree Fruit Integrated Pest Management (IPM) School,  Feb. 16-18 at the MSU W.K. Kellogg Biological Station in Hickory Corners.

  This year’s program will begin at 9 a.m. Feb. 16 and will focus on IPM
  strategies for disease, the importance of secondary pests and new
insecticide formulations.

  IPM school speakers will include Mike Doerr, from the Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center at Washington State University; Michael Celetti, of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs; and Keith Yoder, professor of plant pathology at Virginia Tech.

  Doerr will share his expertise in codling moth management. Yoder will
discuss apple scab biology and management, and Celetti will present his
recent findings on black rot management. MSU faculty members and
Extension specialists and educators will present the results of their
latest research and answer questions concerning the obstacles facing
tree fruit growers.

  The $375 registration fee is due Jan. 5. It includes dormitory-style
lodging,  meals and materials. To register, visit  , print off the form and
mail it back to the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Station (the address is on the form). 

  To receive more information, contact Erin Lizotte, MSU Extension fruit educator at the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Station, by calling 231-946-1510 or e-mailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).



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