MSU Plant Trial Field Day

Date: August 4, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location: MSU Campus, East Lansing, MI
Contact: Daedre Craig, 517-355-5191 x1329, or Art Cameron, 517-355-5191 x1338

In the morning we will host a half day program with presentations on the Best of the Best from our Trial Manager Daedre Craig and Garden Director Art Cameron. Learn about some of the best new plants and how they perform in mid-Michigan in our trials. Plant performance, ornamental characters and special needs of plants will be covered. This year, we have added an hour-long session on “What’s the buzz? Pollinators, pesticides, and the evolving ethics of American gardeners.” For this important and timely topic, Entomologists and Horticultural Extension Specialists will bring us up-to-date on the latest news in pollinators, native insects and pesticides such as neonicotinoids. This is an important issue and it is critical for producers and retailers to have the best, unbiased information to deal with consumers who have real concerns about production techniques and their influence on our environment. For more information and to register, see: http://planttour.hrt.msu.edu/fieldday/.

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