High tunnels are relatively low cost greenhouse-like structures that have been shown to increase yields and quality of several fruit crops. Beginning in 2010, organic and conventional production of red raspberries, sweet cherries and blackberries have been studied under an acre of multiple bay high tunnels (Haygrove Tunnels LTD) at the East Lansing site. Rufus Isaacs and Heather Leach (Entomology) will lead discussions on insect management approaches. Plant pathologist Annemiek Schilder will review disease challenges, and Eric Hanson, Greg Lang and Josh Moses (Horticulture) will discuss production systems and tunnel management. Vicki Morrone (Organic Ag Outreach Specialist) will be on hand to review general organic production topics. The meeting is open to anyone; no pre-registration is required. Please join us for a tour and discussion of organic and conventional fruit production under high tunnels. The meeting is on Tuesday July 5, from 6:30 to 8:00 at the Horticulture Teaching and Research Center, 3291 College Road, Holt, Michigan 48842
Contact Eric Hanson (phone: 517-353-0386, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.