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.
April 17, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | Armillaria root rot affects hundreds of plant species throughout Michigan. Learn more about the biology, symptoms and control of this devastating fungus.
April 1, 2014 | Diane Brown | This free mobile app defines invasive plants of the Midwest and suggests alternatives for planting.
April 1, 2014 | Mary Bohling | As the spring wildflowers begin to emerge, many resources are available to help wildflower novices to identify and use wildflowers in home woodland landscapes.
March 26, 2014 | Mike Schira | Landowners need to be mindful of pests and adopt management practices which will better ensure a healthy forest future.
March 25, 2014 | Jane Herbert | Natural shoreline demonstration site weathers Lake Cadillac ice action and high water without problems.
March 20, 2014 | Rebecca Finneran | The crushing weight of snow and ice on landscape trees and shrubs leaves lasting damage.
March 14, 2014 | Dennis Stein | Farmers scramble to learn more about the new Agriculture Act of 2014 or “Farm Bill” before planting season starts.
March 14, 2014 | 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.
March 12, 2014 | Bob Bricault | Bitterly cold conditions in winter can cause thin-barked trees to crack.
March 7, 2014 | Jeff Andresen | While milder weather and some moderation are expected in the short term, medium and longer lead forecast guidance suggests a general continuation of colder than normal temperatures.
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Date: Apr 26, 2014
Location: Bay de Noc Community College Besse Center, 2001 N. Lincoln Rd., Escanaba, MI 49829
Date: May 1, 2014 - May 3, 2014
Location: Boyne Mountain Resort, 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, MI 49713
Date: May 3, 2014 - Jun 7, 2014
Location: Oakland County Executive Office Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Rd., 41 W, Waterford, MI 48328
- 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