Tuesday, July 24, 2007

MSU Montcalm Research Farm Field Day 26 July, 2007

The MSU Montcalm Research Farm Field Day will be held this coming Thursday (July 26). Proceedings will start at 11am with the MPIC Research Committee meeting (11am - 2.30pm) in the Douglas Township hall, Entrican. All growers are invited. Lunch will be served at 11.30am. Potato Wagon tours of the research plots will start at 3pm. A catered dinner will be served between 5.30 -6.30pm. For further information contact Chris Long (5 17) 355-0271 Ext.193; email: longch@msu.edu. The new potato diseases scouting guide and disease bulletins will also be available for purchase. The bulletins cost $1 each and the scouting guide will cost $10.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Pocket scouting guide for potato diseases available

The new potato diseases scouting guide "A Pocket Guide to Disease Scouting in Michigan Potatoes" is now available for purchase from the MSU Extension Bulletin office. This is a comprehensive pocket reference text for use in disease scouting in Michigan potato fields. It provides information on the disease cycles and biology of common potato pathogens and on management options for their control. For more information call 517-353-6740.

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