Michigan Spring Peach Conference 2020

Michigan Spring Peach Conference
Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center
1791 Hillandale Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

March 3, 2020 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Attractive and tasty peaches are always in demand. The 2020 Michigan Spring Peach Meeting is the best annual meeting in Michigan and the region to learn about this crop.

This is a one day meeting to learn about all aspects of peaches and peach growing. Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Peach Sponsors will host this gathering Tuesday March 3, 2020 at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center, 1791 Hillandale Road, Benton Harbor, Michigan. Attendees will be eligible for credits toward their recertification of their Michigan pesticide applicators license.

Registration, coffee and socializing begins at 8 a.m. with the program starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m.
The meeting will focus on peaches varieties, insect and disease management, marketing strategies, rootstocks, tree training, cold hardiness, pheromone disruption, processing and fresh market peaches.

Guest speakers include: Chalmers Carr, Titan Farms, Spring Ridge, SC; Guido Schnabel, Dept Plant Pathology, Clemson University; Jim Schupp, Dept Hort, Penn State University; Julianna Wilson, Center for IPM, Mich State University; Jerry Frecon, Adams County Nursery, Matt Schilling, Greg Orchards Produce, Benton Harbor, MI; Bill Shane, SWMREC, Mich State University.

Deadline for early registration is Monday, February 24, 2019. Early registration is $45 per person or $35 for current Michigan Peach Sponsor members, with tasty catered lunch, coffee breaks and handouts included. Registrations mailed after February 24 or at the door are $5 more per person.

For more information contact: Bill Shane at 269-944-1477 ext. 205, 269-208-1652 cell, email shane@msu.edu.


Spring Peach Meeting 2020  Registration Form

enter number                                                       cost per person

____ 2020 Mich Peach Sponsor member——— $40*

____ non member———————————— $50*

Total $ ___________

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*Add $5 per person for registrations mailed after February 24 or with registration at door.

Make checks or money orders (U.S. funds) payable to: Michigan Peach Sponsors.
Mail by February 24 for lower cost (after this time, cost is $5 more per person).

Mail to:

Spring Peach Conference 2020, SW Michigan Research and Extension Center, 1791 Hillandale Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022