Saskatoon Growers Education Tour Coming Up

Saskatoon Growers Education TourThe Saskatoon Berry Institute of North America and Michigan State University Extension are working together to provide a free half-day saskatoon growers program. The tour will be held Friday, June 17th, 2016. Content includes tours of 3 saskatoon orchards of various ages, and presentations on a variety of topics related to growing saskatoons.

Saskatoon Michigan’s newest orchard has been selected as one of the 3 locations.

To download the flyer, click on this hyperlink: Saskatoon Growers Education Tour 2016

The agenda for the tour is as follows:

8:15 AM        MEET AT JACOB’S FARM, M-72 WEST

(Coffee and Saskatoon muffins)

(RESOURCE PERSON: DR ERWIN DUKE ELSNER)

  • PRUNING METHODS
  • PESTS
  • CARING FOR OLDER PLANTS
  • COMPARING VARIETIES

10:00 AM      MEET AT JIM DIXON’S FARM, ACME

(RESOURCE PERSON: JIM DIXON)

  • CARE OF YOUNG BEARING PLANTS
  • COMPARING VARIETIES
  • FUTURE MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES

11:00 AM      MEET AT DUCHENEY’S NEW PLANTING

(RESOURCE PERSON: STEVE DUCHENEY)

  • TIPS ON PLANTING NEW STOCK
  • CARING FOR YOUNG PLANTS
  • OUTLOOK FOR PLANTING STOCK
  • IMPACT OF MULCHING

12:30 PM      MEET FOR LUNCH TO SHARE WITH OTHERS

  • MR C’S, M-72, WILLIAMSBURG
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