2017 Summer Farm Tours / IPM Demonstrations
Hop Growers of Michigan and Michigan State University Extension are partnering up this summer to provide integrated pest management education at the annual hop tours.
The meetings will kick off with an introduction of the farm, followed by IPM education. The IPM portion of the tour will include a review of the major pests of hop as well as how to scout for and identify them. The event will wrap-up with a tour of the farm and some time to talk informally.
Growers are encouraged to bring unknown plant and insect samples for diagnosis. Please place samples in sealed bags as a courtesy to our host farms. These meetings will be held outside rain or shine, so dress accordingly and plan for inclement weather. Registration is required, but the program is free. Donations to Hop Growers of Michigan may be made at the event.
Restricted use pesticides credits will be available.
Mr. Wizard’s Hops
Saturday, June 24, 2017 | 1 – 4pm
2646 W. Albain RD
Monroe, MI 48161
Black Creek Hops
Saturday, July 15, 2017 | 1 – 4pm
235 E. Decker RD
Scottville, MI 49454
Saturday, August 5, 2017 | 1 – 4pm
NEW LOCATION: 7900 West Young Road
Empire, MI 49630
Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Fest
July 21-22, 2017
Hop Growers of Michigan needs 1 hour blocks of volunteers to man our booth for this event. If you are interested in helping here, please contact the Chairperson or Secretary to get you signed up. We will remind everyone closer to the event.
International Hop Congress
July 30th – August 2, 2017
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