LMC to host Southwest Michigan Horticultural Days

BENTON HARBOR — The Michigan Grape Society and Michigan State University Extension in partnership with Lake Michigan College will host the annual Southwest Michigan Horticultural Days conference Feb. 7 and 8 at Lake Michigan College’s Mendel Center, 2755 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. both days and all educational sessions begin at 9 a.m. Discussion of production issues will be led by MSU Extension agents, fruit growers, and university researchers. 

The event will include educational sessions on tree fruits, vegetables, blueberries and grapes on both days. Topics will include soil health, pest management practices, horticultural practices, and new this year, fruit and vegetable marketing. An event trade show will also take place.  Restricted use pesticide recertification credits have been requested.

Registration is $60 per person at the door and includes lunch for both days. Checks are payable to Michigan Grape Society.  For registration information only, call Allen Zelmer at (269) 870-5265. Those interested in viewing program details of specific presentations can go to canr.msu.edu/swmrec, which is located under Resources and Reports.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. Persons with disabilities may request accommodations by calling (269) 944-1477 by Feb. 1, to ensure sufficient time to make arrangements. Requests received after this date will be met when possible.

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