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.
July 23, 2014 | Heidi Wollaeger | European pear rust has been found in southeastern Michigan this 2014 season.
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 2, 2014 | Bert Cregg | New tip sheets from Michigan State University Extension provide suggestions to increase shade tree species diversity and diminish the impact of new invasive pests.
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 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 18, 2014 | Diane Brown | Don’t spoil your summer fun by coming in contact with poison ivy; learn to identify it so you can avoid it.
June 12, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | Join us Sunday, June 22, at the MSU Horticulture Gardens to have fun and learn all about pollinators!
June 12, 2014 | Nick Baumgart | Get outside during Great Outdoors Month this June!
June 6, 2014 | Lyndon Kelley | Assuring Irrigation system uniformity is an essential step in conducting irrigated crop research and demonstrations.
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Date: Jul 25, 2014
Location: Grand Rapids, Calvin College East Campus
Date: Aug 11, 2014
Location: Lloyd Stage Nature Center, 6685 Coolidge, Troy, MI 48098
Date: Aug 12, 2014
Location: 1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855, Northern Michigan University, Services Building
- Fertilizing Home Lawns to Protect Water Quality (E0005TURF)
- Gardening in Michigan
- Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer (E3075)
- 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