Upcoming high tunnel twilight tour and meeting in Western Michigan

From the Michigan Vegetable Crops Advisory Team, Eric Hanson, Horticulture

The High Tunnel Twilight Meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 16, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center (SWMREC) in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

Interested in the use of high tunnels for fruit, vegetable, or flower production? Join us for a tour and discussion of tunnel research at the SWMREC a MSU facility. On hand will be MSU researchers and Extension educators, as well as representatives from Haygrove Tunnels Inc. Greg Lang will discuss sweet cherry production systems and display fruit of some early-ripening varieties. Ron Goldy will discuss vegetable production experiences and options, including approaches for organic producers. Eric Hanson and Diane Brown-Rytlewski will review results of trials with strawberries and raspberries, and discuss current efforts with blackberries. Visit the SWMREC website or call (269) 944-1477 for directions to SWMREC. Call Eric Hanson at (517) 355-5191 ext. 1396 for questions.