What your weeds are telling you about your soil

Date: June 5, 2014
Time: 3 - 5 p.m.
Location: Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center, 6686 S. Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684
Contact: Duke Elsner, elsner@msu.edu, 231-922-4822.

Our guest speaker will be Jay L. McCaman, author of “Weeds and Why They Grow” (the new edition is titled “When Weeds Talk”). This book contains tables of weeds listed by both common name and scientific name and the soil conditions that they prefer. He’ll discuss how to use weed identification at a site to determine the soil conditions such as pH, nutrient content, salinity, etc. Jay will have his book on hand for sale for $25 cash or check. Weather permitting, this will be followed by some hands-on identification of weeds in the vineyards and orchards of the research center.

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