Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center Open House

Date: September 4, 2014
Time: 2:30 - 6:15 pm
Location: Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center, 6686 S. Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684

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An open house celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center. The event is sponsored by MSU AgBioResearch, MSU Extension, the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Foundation and the Leelanau Horticultural Society.

Please note change in date from 8/21 to 9/4.

Concurrent Cherry, Grape, and Hop Sessions

2:30 PM               Grounds open

3:00 – 3:30         NWMHRC cover crop trials
                            Dr. George Bird, Dept. of Entomology, MSU

3:30 – 4:00          Maximum residue limits in cherries and apples
                            Dr. Mark Whalon, Dept. of Entomology, MSU

4:00 – 4:30          Comparative results from new cherry training systems
                            Dr. Greg Lang, Dept. of Horticulture, MSU

4:30 – 5:00         New developments towards the identification of Armillaria-resistant rootstock   
                           Drs. Ray Hammerschmidt and Amy IezzonI, Dept. of Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences;
                           Dept of Horticulture, MSU

3:00 – 5:00         Grape variety trial after cold damaging winter of 2013-2014
                           Dr. Paolo Sabbatini, Dept. of Horticulture, MSU
                           Dr. Duke Elsner, Small Fruit Educator, MSU Extension

4:00 – 5:00         MSU Hop Research, Education, and Outreach
                           Walk through the NWMHRC hop cultivar trial; discuss best management practices and
                           hop pests and diseases: Dr. Rob Sirrine, MSU Extension

5:15 – 6:15         Social Hour

6:15                     Dinner and Leelanau Horticultural Society Annual Meeting

The NWMHRC Open House is hosted by AgBioResearch, Michigan State University Extension, the Leelanau Horticultural Society, and the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Foundation. Educational sessions are free and open to all.  To reserve a dinner ticket, please call (231) 946-1510 or email Jackie at  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by August 29, 2014 or after August 29, contact Nikki at 231-946-1510 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Tickets can be purchased at the door.  The dinner will be catered by Ethnic Garden Catering and will feature locally produced food; cost for dinner tickets is $15 per person.   For more information, contact the NW Michigan Horticultural Research Center at 231-946-1510. 

We hope to see many of you at this important event to help us celebrate our 35th anniversary!

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