Mar 29, 2021
Michigan State University Chestnut Kickoff webinar scheduled for April 9

Commercial chestnut producers from around the Great Lakes region are encouraged to join Michigan State University faculty for the 2021 MSU Chestnut Kickoff  held via Zoom on April 9 from 9 a.m. -12 p.m.

See the tentative agenda below for details.

Registration is free but required. You will receive Zoom connection information and a reminder the day before the event.

Tentative agenda

9-9:10 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions

9:10-9:40 a.m. – Wasps and Weevils, Oh My! Updates and Plans for 2021
Deb McCullough and Max Ferguson, Departments of Entomology and Forestry, Michigan State University

9:40-9:55 a.m. – Postharvest Treatments for Chestnut Quality
Dan Guyer, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University

9:55-10:15 a.m. – Pruning Chestnuts
Mario Mandujano, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University

10:15-10:45 a.m. – Initial Musings on Chestnut Nutrient Management
Rob Sirrine, senior educator, Michigan State University Extension

10:45-11:15 a.m. – Chestnut Integrated Pest Management Update
Erin Lizotte, senior IPM educator and coordinator, Michigan State University Extension

11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. – Q&A and Evaluation

This material is based on work supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Crop Protection Pest Management Program.


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