Second COS field trip—June 11

The next COS field trip June 11—Asian Chestnut Gall Wasp (ACGW) infestation will be the subject of our upcoming field trip.


Meeting time will be held starting at 1:00 pm at the Michigan State University Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center in Benton Harbor, Michigan.  We will meet in the auditorium at the main administration building where restroom facilities are located. The meeting will cover the life cycle of the pest, the biological controls, and how the various cultivars will probably react to the infestation.  See below for directions to the Research Center.

Then about 2:00, we will head to the chestnut plots where we will see first hand the last 2 years infestations and the brand new galls just now developing. The meeting should be over at about 3:00.


Snacks and water will be available.

As usual, clients and their immediate family will be admitted to this field trip free of charge. Non-clients will be assessed a fee of $25.

This field trip will be led by Dennis Fulbright and Josh Springer.

RSVP at info@chestnuthelp.com

Leaf distortion and gall formation caused by Asian chestnut gall wasp on chestnut. Photo provided by Dennis Fulbright.
Leaf distortion and gall formation caused by Asian chestnut gall wasp on chestnut. Photo provided by Dennis Fulbright.

 

Directions: navigate to this address, 1791 Hillandale Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022.  Turn into the driveway, go to the first building to the right.

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