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Office: 269-927-5674, extension 4012
1737 Hillandale Rd.
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute
Brad Baughman serves as your Horticulture Educator for Berrien County. His primary responsibilities are to ensure that juice grape and wine grape growers have the informational resources they need to succeed, through teaching, collaboration with researchers, and educational events. Brad also serves as a point of contact for pesticide safety, fruit production, and small-scale agriculture.
He is also adjunct faculty at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac.Other MSU Extension educators who are resources for horticultural crop production in Southwest Michigan:
December 20, 2017 | Attend sessions on pollinator conservation, climate change, H2A worker program, direct marketing and wine grape canopy management and winemaking practices.
October 16, 2017 | We need your feedback in helping us prioritize and address current industry challenges and improve our educational programs.
September 22, 2017 | Harvest continues; monitor leaf disease, fruit rots and harvest-time insect pests.
September 6, 2017 | Harvest has started or nearing. Watch pre-harvest intervals if you need to spray.
August 23, 2017 | An update on veraison, downy mildew and powdery mildew, and botrytis protection.
August 8, 2017 | Powdery mildew symptoms are increasing. Treat now for third generation grape berry moth.
August 1, 2017 | Grower-to-grower education continues with new sprayer technology and research on harvest time pests at Round Barn Winery in Baroda, Michigan.
July 25, 2017 | Disease pressure is light. Grape berry moth egglaying is ending and SWD catch is up, which may be a problem after veraison.
July 11, 2017 | Blueberry harvest is in full swing. Cherry harvest is winding down.
July 11, 2017 | Learn about wine and juice grape management practices, equipment and research findings at Viticulture Field Day on July 26.