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.
January 30, 2015 | John Stone | The National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual has been revised and a new edition released. This is the study manual Michigan uses to certify Private (RUP) and Commercial Pesticide Applicators and Registered Technicians by examination.
January 30, 2015 | Tom Dudek | Greenhouse growers who raise Boston fern and other fern species need to familiarize themselves with this leaf-feeding caterpillar. Information on its life cycle and management strategies will help you avoid damage.
January 28, 2015 | Ben Phillips | The old CAT Alert system is still in place, but its name has changed to Michigan State University Extension News.
January 27, 2015 | Lyndon Kelley | Agricultural water users in both Indiana and Michigan with the capacity to pump 70 gallons per minute or more need to report their water use by April 1.
January 23, 2015 | Jim Isleib | Evaluation of 2014 MSU Extension’s Beginning Farmer Webinar Series shows positive results.
January 20, 2015 | Kristin Getter | Have you ever heard of the old adage to “work smarter, not harder?” Use your smartphone to do just that!
January 20, 2015 | Heidi Wollaeger | Cattail pollen is an effective supplemental food source for predatory mites in some cropping systems. However, the strategy is still debated among scientists.
January 20, 2015 | Heidi Wollaeger | Banker plants can provide supplemental food for beneficial insects, which helps them maintain a stable population.
January 19, 2015 | Tom Dudek | Michigan State University’s Horticulture Demonstration Garden’s list of the Top Performing Annuals can give greenhouse growers, landscapers and gardeners some great performing plants to choose from in 2015.
January 16, 2015 | Heidi Wollaeger | Learn how consumers, landscapers and commercial nurseries and greenhouses can protect pollinators in the landscape. The session will also cover 2014 marketing research on the public perception of conventional and alternative pest control practices.
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Date: Feb 3, 2015 - Feb 3, 2015
Location: Ottawa County Fillmore Complex Main Conference Room, 12220 Fillmore Street, West Olive, MI 49460
Date: Feb 5, 2015
Location: Walnut Room, Nazareth Complex, 3299 Gull Rd, Nazareth, MI 49074
Date: Feb 11, 2015 - Feb 11, 2015
Location: Ottawa County Fillmore Complex Main Conference Room, 12220 Fillmore St., West Olive, MI 49460
- 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