Michigan State University Extension’s floriculture educational and applied research programs help improve greenhouse crop production, business management and marketing by providing scientific unbiased information on new production techniques, new crop production protocols, energy conservation strategies, control of insect and disease pests, enhanced postharvest longevity techniques, retail and wholesale marketing strategies along with sound business management practices.
July 10, 2014 | Charles Gould | The tour will help Michigan farmers understand the economic benefits of a hybrid bioenergy production system and energy conservation practices.
July 3, 2014 | Dennis Stein | The ditches and streams on your farmland will fall under new standards if regulations become the law of the land.
July 3, 2014 | Rob Sirrine | IPM collaborations continue, MSU Extension hops programs announced.
June 30, 2014 | Nancy Thelen | The 2014 Breakfast on the Farm programs will soon be getting underway, but it is also time for interested farm families to apply to host a 2015 event.
June 26, 2014 | Joanne Davidhizar | Applied Plant Science and Viticulture certificate programs are being offered at northwest and southwest Michigan community college locations this fall by Michigan State University Institute of Agricultural Technology.
June 26, 2014 | Jan Byrne | By inspecting and testing fall garden mums now, growers can avoid problems later this summer and fall. Recognize tomato spotted wilt virus symptoms and thrips control strategies.
June 25, 2014 | Dave Smitley | The discovery of neonicotinoid insecticide in leaves and flowers of some garden center plants should not stop you from buying and planting flowers because the benefit to bees far outweighs the potential risk.
June 24, 2014 | Ben Phillips | Swarming and splitting season is closing, honey flow is starting.
June 23, 2014 | Rob Sirrine | Proper Nitrogen application and timing is crucial for maximizing hop yields.
June 12, 2014 | Tom Dudek | Greenhouse growers need to understand proper spray application coverage when applying pesticides and growth regulators to ensure successful treatment results.
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Date: Aug 12, 2014
Location: 1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855, Northern Michigan University, Services Building
Date: Aug 15, 2014
Location: MSU Horticultural Research Center (6686 South Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684)
Date: Aug 28, 2014 - Dec 4, 2014
Location: NMU Learning Resource Center, Tracy Avenue, Room 109, Marquette, MI 49855
- Enviroweather Weather Data and Pest Modeling
- Farm Information Resource Management (FIRM)
- Farm Soil Sampling
- Greenhouse Energy Conservation Strategies (E3160)
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Proceedings
- MSU Diagnostics Lab
- Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) test locations
- Soil and Plant Nutrient Lab
- Trial Gardens