Proposed schedule for our webinar series for the 2021 berry season..

2021 Small fruit IPM activitIES


April 13

1:00 to 4:00 PM

Blueberry Kick Off Webinar:


April 16

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 Online SWD training: Web accessible PP lectures on A Systems Approach to Managing the SWD in Berry crops


May 14

1:00 to 4:00 PM

Pre-bloom Webinar: USDA specialty crop research and extension initiative to improve blueberry pollination

Blueberry irrigation scheduling to improve fruit quality and yield


May 17

1:00 to 4:00 PM

Outreach to Underserved: Webinar workshop in English/Spanish on “Managing early blueberry pest complex” (Translator; Carlos Garcia)

June 18

1:00 to 5:00 PM

Pre-harvest Webinar: Blueberry irrigation scheduling to improve fruit quality and yield

Blueberry Weed Control Update




Virtual Field Day: USDA specialty crop research and extension initiative to improve blueberry pollination

Dear Berry Growers


2021 Pre-Bloom Blueberry Webinar

1:00 TO 5:00 PM                       Friday May 14, 2020



MSU Extension and the MSUE Small Fruit Team are hosting a webinar with updates on issues related to the early portion of the blueberry season, pre-bloom, and bloom period. This webinar will take place on Friday May 14, 2021 for 1:00 to 5:00 PM.


We are continuing using this online format to deliver our extension programs to comply with restrictions on personal contact and large meetings policy. We will continue providing assistance and educational programs needed by our small fruit growers under this new format for the remaining of the 2021 berry crop season.

There is no cost for attending the webinar. However, you will need to register online to access the meeting. The meeting will be held using Zoom and after registration you will be sent information on how to access the webinar.

Pre-register online at:

Growers participating in this webinar will be awarded 3 RUP for the renewal of the Private Pesticide Applicator license.


All the PowerPoint presentations will be posted on the MSU Extension Blueberry web site soon after the meeting for public viewing.


  • 2020 Blueberry IPM evaluation: Results and recommendations for 2021 crop season. 

  • Disease management: Twig blights and Anthracnose fruit rot    

  • Use of Enviroweather: Models available for blueberry IPM, fruit worms (CBFW and CFW, Blueberry Stem Gall Wasp)         

  • Insect Pest Update: Insecticides’ update        

  • Pollinators, pesticide applications, and the label.

  • Blueberry irrigation scheduling and use of soil moisture sensors to improve fruit quality and yield.

For information and further assistance email:




Carlos Garcia-Salazar, Ph.D.

Small Fruit Educator

MSU Extension Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute

Fillmore Complex Ottawa County

12220 Fillmore St. Suite 122

West olive, MI 49460

Cell: 616-260-0671

Office: 616 994-4580


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