2018 Winter Nursery Meeting

Date: February 16, 2018
Time: 12 - 3:45 p.m.
Location: Ottawa County MSU Extension Office, 12220 Fillmore St., Main Conference Room, West Olive, MI 49460
Contact: Heidi Lindberg, wollaege@anr.msu.edu, 616-994-4701.

Michigan State University Extension will be offering the 2018 Winter Nursery Meeting for nursery and Christmas tree growers. The topics are of interest to both small and large container and field nursery growers.

Cost: Free; Lunch is sponsored by PNC Bank

Registration Closes February 13th.

Michigan pesticide recertification credits will be offered. 





11:30 a.m.—12 p.m.



12—12:30 p.m.

Lunch, Sponsored by PNC Bank


12:30—1 p.m.

The Future of Drones in Christmas tree and Nursery Production

Robert Goodwin, GISP, Sr. Geospatial Analyst, RS&GIS, Michigan State University

1—1:40 p.m.

The Future of MDARD Nursery Certification Using HACCP & SANC

Mike Bryan, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

1:40—2 p.m.

Managing Nematodes in Bareroot Ornamental Plants: A Research Update 

Dr. Marisol Quintanilla, Academic Specialist, Dept. of Entomology, Michigan State University Extension

2—2:15 p.m.



2:15—2:35 p.m.

MSU Research Update on Spruce Decline  &  What are your concerns? Conifer Growers Disease

Dr. Monique Sakalidis, Assistant Professor in the Depts. Of Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences and Forestry

2:35—3:05 p.m.

Water, Nutrients and Pesticides: How Irrigation Affects Movement In A Container Nursery

Dr. Tom Fernandez,  Professor in the Dept. of Horticulture, Michigan State University Extension

3:05—3:45 p.m.

Getting down with phosphorus: Reducing phosphorus additions in nursery production

Dr. Bert Cregg, Associate Professor in the Dept. of Horticulture and Forestry, Michigan State University Extension


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