Landscape plants do more than beautify our homes and workplaces; they purify our air, reduce stormwater run-off and provide a host of other ecosystem services. Landscape design, installation, and maintenance involve both art and science. Landscape principles and practices are constantly evolving and staying current can be a challenge. Whether you are a professional landscaper or homeowner, Michigan State University Extension’s landscape specialists and educators are your connection to the most up-to-date and reliable information on designing, installing and caring for the environments where we live and work.
October 22, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Multiple data resources created and managed by MNFI can be key to helping those who are actively managing Michigan’s biodiversity and others who simply want to learn more about Michigan’s diverse species.
October 16, 2014 | Jane Herbert | Seeding instead of plug-planting shorelines could reduce the cost of restoring shorelines. Study looks at the role of peat moss in seed retention and seedling establishment.
October 16, 2014 | Jane Herbert | This novel approach to restoring shorelines with native plant seeds secured in homemade coir logs is being tested on the Keweenaw Peninsula.
October 10, 2014 | Dennis Stein | 2014 Farm Bill safety net programs have several compliance dates now being announced by the USDA FSA that farm landowners and tenant operators need to know.
October 8, 2014 | Gretchen Voyle | Loss of evergreen needles does not mean the trees are dying. The trees naturally shed their needles in a cycle of about two years.
October 2, 2014 | Jerry Lindquist | Forum on the EPA’s Proposed Waters of the U.S. to be held in Osceola County.
September 26, 2014 | John Stone | Now is the time to renew your pesticide certification if it expires Dec. 31, 2014.
September 18, 2014 | Dennis Stein | Farms that have seen good commodity prices and profits along with Dairy and Beef prices at all-time highs are vulnerable for some real tax issues in 2014.
September 3, 2014 | Ben Phillips | Join us Sept. 12 or 19 to learn about honey removal from bee hives, mites and wintering strategies.
August 25, 2014 | Diane Brown | Magnolia scale is entering the crawler stage, the stage most vulnerable to control.
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Date: Oct 28, 2014
Location: West Iron District Library, 116 W Genesee St., Iron River, MI, 49935
Date: Oct 30, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014
Location: Grand Traverse Conservation District, 1450 Cass Rd, Traverse City, MI 49684
Date: Nov 7, 2014
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, MI
- Fertilizing Home Lawns to Protect Water Quality (E0005TURF)
- Gardening in Michigan
- Integrated Pest Management Resources
- Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry fact sheets
- Lawn and Garden Soil Sampling
- MSU Diagnostics Lab
- MSU Turfgrass Science
- Natural Shoreline Landscaping (E3158)
- Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) test locations
- Turfgrass Pest Management: Training Manual For Comm Applicators - Category3A (E2327)
- Weather - Drought