March 19, 2019
Dear Turf Cooperators,
It’s snow mold time again. We rated and photographed the Tree Tops snow mold study and were happy with the level of disease in the plot area. We have set the field plot viewing (“field day”) for Friday, April 26 for those of you who wish to attend. We will plan to meet at the Pro Shop at Tree Tops/Sylvan Resort at 10 am, as in the past, and will travel as a group to the plots. As far as air transportation goes, Joe recommends flying in to either Detroit (4 hr drive following flight), Flint (3 hr drive), or Traverse City (1 hr drive).
The address to the resort is:
3962 Wilkinson Road, Gaylord, MI 49732
Remember, we’re meeting at the pro shop, not the main resort, but this will get you to the property if you’re using a GPS system.
From the Gaylord exit off I-75 (exit #282), proceed east through Gaylord on Rt 32 until you reach Chester Rd (2-3 miles east of town). Turn left (north) on Chester Rd and proceed until it dead ends on Wilkinson Rd (1-2 miles). Turn right (east) on Wilkinson Rd and proceed about 1 mile to the resort entrance on the left. The pro shop is located on the first drive on the left. Lodging is available at the resort or at various hotels in Gaylord.
As always, be prepared for any weather conditions for the tour. Rain and cold weather gear are recommended. We will conduct the tour despite light rain or non-accumulating snow.
Feel free to bring as many associates along as you wish, but please RSVP by noon on Wednesday, April 24, with the number of people attending from your organization either by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org (best method), texting me at 517-388-8040, or by calling our lab at (517)353-9082 and leaving a message with someone in the lab. If you RSVP by phone, please leave an email address where we can send a message if the plot tour is cancelled for some reason.
If you have any questions, you can contact us at 517-353-9082. We look forward to seeing you in Gaylord.
Research Assistant III/S
Michigan State University